The Economy Secretary, Ken Skates will be at Goodwood Revival motor show today to witness the unveiling of an all new TVR sports car which has been designed and developed with Welsh Government support.
The prototype of the new car, which is the first to be launched by independent car maker TVR in ten years, has been project managed from Cardiff and follows a two year working relationship between the company and the Welsh Government.
And following the launch of the prototype, the car is on course to be made in Wales after TVR identified Ebbw Vale Enterprise Zone as its preferred production location.
Speaking about his visit to the motor show, the Economy Secretary said:
“I am delighted to be at Goodwood for the unveiling of TVR’s first new model in ten years.
“The Welsh Government has been working closely with TVR on this project and we are very proud to be associated with this iconic brand and to have supported the development of this fantastic new prototype.
“The Automotive sector is key to our economy and offers huge opportunity for growth. We have strong and long standing relationships with Ford, Toyota, and General Dynamics, and of course we recently were successful in bringing Aston Martin to Wales.
“We are keen to build on this success and earlier this summer I announced my plans to invest £100m in an Automotive Technology Park in Blaenau Gwent with the potential to creation of up to 1500 jobs.
“TVR are actively engaged in our work to develop the plans for this automotive park zone, and have already identified Ebbw Vale as their preferred production location for this prototype.
“Work to progress this is going on behind the scenes. I look forward to a continued and successful working partnership between Welsh Government and TVR and hope to see their new model being made in Wales very soon.”