At the time of it's launch in 1986, the TVR 450 SEAC was one of the world's fastest convertibles at over 165mph. The SEAC (Special Equipment Aramid Composite) derived its name from the lightweight composite materials used in its construction. At under 1050kg and with a 300bhp Rover engine, the 450 had a superb power to weight ratio allowing it to accelerate to 60mph in under 5 seconds - exceptional performance for the mid 1980's.
Only 18 were produced, joining other models in the family the 390 and 420SE. The model's 80's wedge design succumbed to the glorious curves of the Griffith in the early 1990's.