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Sunbeam-Talbot Rapier I

(1955 model)

Brief specs of 1955 Sunbeam-Talbot Rapier I

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1390 cm3 / 84.8 cu in / 84.8 cu in, 46.6 kW / 62.5 hp / 62.5 hp @ 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm, 100.0 N·m / 73.8 lb·ft / 73.8 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual with overdrive 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Sunbeam-TalbotIssued from1955
ModelRapier IIssued until
SerieRapierNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerSunbeam-TalbotCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4077 mm / 160.5 in / 160.5 inTotal (curb) weight1070 kg / 2359 lb / 2359 lb
Width1543 mm / 60.7 in / 60.7 inDry weight
Height1473 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2438 mm / 96.0 in / 96.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1245 mm / 49.0 in / 49.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1232 mm / 48.5 in / 48.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity46 l / 10.0 UK gal / 12.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.93 m2 / 20.8 sq ft / 20.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerHillmanValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supply2 Ze carbsEngine displacement1390 cm3 / 84.8 cu in / 84.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity347.50 cm3/cylinder / 21.206 cu in/cylinder / 21.206 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power46.6 kW / 62.5 hp / 62.5 hp at 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque100.0 N·m / 73.8 lb·ft / 73.8 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)18.6 kW / 25.0 hp / 25.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output33.5 kW/l / 0.737 bhp/cu in / 0.737 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque71.9 N·m/l / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanual with overdriveNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.75
  Final gear (drive) ratio5.22

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio58.4 kW/ton / 44.3 bhp/ton / 44.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Sunbeam-Talbot Rapier I

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