Notable exterior features of the SE were the extended side sills (first seen on the N400), bright finish grille, bonnet and side sill meshes in Magnum Silver, clear rear lamps (also previewed on the N400), front parking sensors and a very attractive 10 spoke wheels. The wheels, diamond turned with a silver painted finish, were manufactured using a forging process making then 5kg lighter than the standard item. On the inside, the SE featured the lightweight carbon fibre seats with memory function (not for the US), uprated alarm, Iridium silver (instead of Graphite) on surrounds and door pulls with either Piano Black or Prism Alloy fascias. SatNav was fitted as standard as was the 700W AM Premium Audio System and US bound cars get Satellite Radio System too. Extra details such as polished alloy tread plates, cruise control, alarm upgrade, memory mirrors, Bluetooth and Auto Dimming rear view mirror I must add for completeness.
The SE was available with either the standard manual transmission or Sportshift and in either Coupe or Roadster bodystyles. But the really neat thing about the extras on the SE, which would add about 15% to the purchase price of a V8 Vantage were that they were ‘free of charge’. The SE sold for the base list price of a standard V8 Vantage without extras what-so-ever.