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TVR 450 SEAC

TVR 450 SEAC

TVR's theory of putting a lot of power into a relatively lightweight body has won many fans and produced some stunning machines. The 450 SEAC, one of their most brutal-looking cars with performance to match, was produced from 1988 to 1991. In TVR tradition the chassis is tubular steel with a central backbone and outriggers along the sills to provide side impact protection. Independent suspension all around using double wishbones at the front and lower wishbones at the rear provided a nimble, if firm, ride. The body was made from glass-fiber composite and the engine is all-aluminium; as such the car is only just over a ton so has an excellent power-to-weight ratio. The powerplant is a heavily modified version of the Rover V8, the TVR's being bored and stroked to give an extra liter displacement and fitted with Lucas L-Type electronic fuel injection.

TVR 450 SEAC Specifications

Top speed:165 mph (264 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):4.7 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:271 ci (4,441 cc)
Transmission:5-speed manual
Max power:320 bhp (239 kW) @ 5,700 rpm
Max torque:310 lb ft (420 Nm) @ 4000 rpm
Weight:2,315 lb (1,052 kg)
Economy:16 mpg (5.7 km/I)
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