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Triumph could be back!

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My eyes are all teary now. *wipes away a tear*

http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/01/05/bmw-to-revive-triumph-brand/

Leftlane News said:
The U.K.?s AutoExpress magazine is reporting that BMW may be planning to revive the ?Triumph? brand with a new roadster based on the Mini cabriolet. According to the report, the car is based on the current Mini platform, rather than the next-generation one due later this year. The car has been described as a ?slightly shrunken, semi-retro TR4.? If it gets the go-ahead, the Triumph roadster would be sold via the Mini distribution network, the magazine said.

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the gods at sniff petrol said:
10 MOTORING MUST-DOs FOR 2006

Start your own small car company using a historic name
Everyone else seems to be doing it. You don't have to make any actual cars, just lots of empty claims.
(Please note that Austin-Healey is taken)
Looks like they've got a point. This whole brand resurrection thing is getting out of hand, though if BMW can pull it off I'll be impressed.

Insert jokes about British reliability here.
 
This is got to stop. Retro fads are NOT cool. Leave triumph in their days. I myself like a lot of classic cars but that's where they should stay.
 
thats stoopid. does BMW need to revive a whole brand just to sell another MINI?
 
i think if you turn the mini's chassis around, it'll work for a RWD car :lol:
 
A rear-engined Triumph? That's not better! :lol:
Joking aside, if you're implying a mid-engined Triumph, the same way that the MG TF was the first mid-engined MG, oh wait, that's not a good example.
 
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