The Formula One and World Rally Championship parts supplier is planning a raw performer in the vein of kit car maker TVR.
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Niche sportscar maker Mulholland Automotive has unveiled its new Legend 480 – a sports car it says will be a “true successor” for the “TVR recipe for the 21st century”.

The British-built two-seater Legend 480 takes its name from the 480hp (358kW) V8 engine that sits up front which sends power to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.

"The Legend 480 follows the blueprint of the classic British sportscar; front engined, rear-wheeled drive, manual transmission, two-seater coupe engineered to be lightweight and yet beautifully and stylishly designed & sculptured," Mulholland said in a statement.

While aspiration, displacement, torque and performance figures are not listed, the Legend 480 should have impressive performance thanks to a “super-lightweight” carbon fibre body – styled by English sports car maker TVR’s ex-design chief Damian McTagget.

The Legend 480 should go head-to-head with TVR's heavily-delayed Griffith sportscar that features a 373kW Ford V8, manual transmission and 1250kg weight thanks to carbon-fibre, steel, and aluminium construction.

Mulholland Automotive is part of the Mulholland Group which is better-known for supplying parts to top tier racing such as F1 and the WRC than building its own cars.

Despite this, the brand says it is looking to “quickly add” three more cars to its range following the Legend 480.

Despite the Legend 480 not having a listed asking price yet, Mulholland has already opened ordering for the model with deliveries expected to begin in September 2020.

Mulholland has also sweetened the deal by granting the first 10 buyers access to key points in the car’s development at its Derby-based plant in the UK.