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Another car factory for Wales? Sports maker TVR considering Wales

Another luxury sports car company could be moving into Wales according to car magazine Auto Express.

TVR sports car owners drive through London in 2006. Credit: PA

The magazine reports in an "exclusive" that the new production line of the sports car TVR will be based close to the new Aston Martin factory in the Vale of Glamorgan.

It claims sources say future TVRs are set to be manufactured in Wales - and may link up with Aston Martin which is creating 750 jobs at St Athan.

The old TVR factory in Blackpool. Credit: PA

Auto Express reports:

The fundamentals of a deal are said to have been agreed for TVR to set up a base only a few miles away from the St Athan super-hangar that will house the production line for Aston's forthcoming DBX crossover.

– Auto Express magazine
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Auto Express says the newly reborn TVR brand, which has been saved by investors, is planning to use a production process devised by ex-F1 designer Gordon Murray to make a car powered by a Cosworth-sourced V8 motor.

This is not the first time TVR has considered a factory in Wales. Under its previous owner the company was linked with an earlier attempt to set up manufacturing lines at St Athan. That proposal was axed in 2013. Official TVR sources declined to comment to Auto Express on the matter.

TVR told ITV News that it was considering two sites, one in Wales and one England and was set to make a decision at the end of March.