TVR 420 SEAC

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TVR 420 SEAC
TVR 420 SEAC.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer TVR
Production 1986 - 1988
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Body style 2 - door drophead
Layout FR layout
Platform TVR Wedges
Related TVR 350i
Powertrain
Engine TVR Power Rover V8

The TVR 420 SEAC is a sports car designed and built by TVR between 1986 and 1988 . It is considered as the ultimate "wedge" TVR and is the final of TVR wedge family. Unlike the other wedges the 420 SEAC was different. The acronym SEAC stands for Special Equipment Aramid Composite, that means that more than 20% of the body was kevlar unlike the others wedges full fibreglass construction. The use of kevlar made the car more than 100 kg (220 lb) lighter without compromising the body rigidity. That, in addition to the highly tuned Rover V8 engine made the car extremely quick but had its effect on price which was twice as much as a standard 350i. In addition the SEAC models can be distinguished by the large rear spoiler and the rounder nose. By 1988 when the 420 SEAC was replaced by the even more powerful 450 SEAC about 40 cars had been built.

Specifications[edit]

Engine

  • Engine: TVR power Rover V8
  • Engine capacity: 4228 cc (4.2L)
  • Power output: 300 bhp (224 kW; 304 PS)
  • Torque output: 290 lb·ft (390 N·m)

Transmission

  • Transmission: Five speed gearbox (Borg Warner T5)

Chassis/Body

  • Chassis: Tubular spaceframe
  • Body: Kevlar,Fibreglass and Kevlar or Carbon Fibre one piece body

Performance

  • Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h): 4,7 Seconds
  • Top speed: 165 mph (266 km/h)

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