The TWR name is returning under the direction of late Tom Walkinshaw’s son, Fergus, with an announcement stating the company will be a constructor of bespoke vehicles. TWR states that it seeks to “preserve and perfect the analog driving experience”. It will look to achieve this by blending the best of modern materials and innovative design concepts with traditional engineering.
TWR founder Fergus Walkinshaw said, “It gives me a great amount of pride that the TWR name will live on for a new generation. High-performance engineering runs in the blood of the Walkinshaw family, and ever since the original TWR closed its doors I have longed to find a way to continue the family legacy. Through this new iteration of TWR we can not only celebrate the history and heritage of the original TWR, but also push the boundaries of our projects further than ever before.
“This new generation of TWR is first and foremost an engineering company that will make cars, rather than a car maker doing engineering. And that’s an important distinction. We will make use of cutting-edge technology, combining new expertise with traditional craft to build world-class products that make a statement of what this new TWR is all about. We aim to build some truly impressive and innovative automobiles, unconstrained by the rulebooks and styling demands of OEMs.
“We have scoured the performance and motorsport engineering worlds to assemble an incredibly talented technical team, including some members who were part of the original TWR, which just adds to our depth of knowledge and expertise. It’s from this base that TWR can push forward for a bright new future.”
Details of the first TWR project will be unveiled shortly.