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  TVR 450 SEAC
1986 - 1993
TVR 450 SEAC
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TVR 450 SEAC TVR 450 SEAC TVR 450 SEAC TVR 450 SEAC

Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Supercar
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Convertible
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Number Built  
Engine
Type Conventional
Details V8
Capacity
271 in3 
Max Power
324 bhp @6800rpm 
Max Torque
310 lb/ft @rpm 
Power to Weight
314 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
300 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 73 bhp/litre 
Compression  
Bore x Stroke
 
Fuel Cons
 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
165 mph 
0 - 30 mph
 
0 - 60 mph
4.7 sec 
0 - 100 mph
10.8 sec 
0 - 124 mph
 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
 
Standing qtr Mile
 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
158.0 in 
Width
68.0 in 
Height
 
Weight
2315 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 8.5 X 15
8.5 X 15 
Tyres (F/R) 225/50 VR15
225/50 VR15 
Fuel Capacity
13.5 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £15000 - £20000
 
Profile

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.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
61% 57% 5% 19
Ranks 586 of 771 Ranks 616 of 771 Ranks 262 of 771 Ranks 72 of 771

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