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1986-1988 TVR 420/450 SEAC specifications

1986-1988 TVR 420/450 SEAC specifications Classic and Performance Car

The AC on the end stands for Aramid Composite, which translates to mean a body created using much carbon fibre and Kevlar to shave off a lot of weight. Racing version cemented TVR’s bad-boy image – it was banned for being too fast, a marketing man’s dream ticket. Around 40 of the 300bhp 420SEACs were built, along with another 17 of the 450 version, which added another 25bhp. The huge rear wing does nothing for the car’s appearance, but an awful lot for high-speed stability. Rumours abound of upgraded SEs, so make sure you buy the real thing.

Production

  • Production:
    40/17
  • Price at launch:
    £31,000
  • Price (excellent)
    £12,500
  • Price (good):
    £10,000
  • Price (average):
    £8,000
  • Price (project):
    £6,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    5.0secs
  • Top speed:
    165.0mph
  • Power:
    300.0bhp
  • Torque:
    290.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    17.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    spaceframe
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4013mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2388mm
  • Width:
    1727mm
  • Height:
    1287mm
  • Weight:
    1130kgs
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