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Sunbeam-Talbot Tiger 260

(1964 model)

Brief specs of 1964 Sunbeam-Talbot Tiger 260

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4265 cm3 / 260.3 cu in / 260.3 cu in, 122.3 kW / 164.0 hp / 164.0 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 350.0 N·m / 258.1 lb·ft / 258.1 lb·ft @ 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 190 km/h / 118 mph / 118 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Sunbeam-TalbotIssued from1964
ModelTiger 260Issued until
SerieTigerNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerSunbeam-TalbotCountryUK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length3962 mm / 156.0 in / 156.0 inTotal (curb) weight1163 kg / 2564 lb / 2564 lb
Width1537 mm / 60.5 in / 60.5 inDry weight
Height1308 mm / 51.5 in / 51.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2184 mm / 86.0 in / 86.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1314 mm / 51.7 in / 51.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1232 mm / 48.5 in / 48.5 inWeight distribution (front)51.0 % / 51.0 % / 51.0 %
Ground clearance114 mm / 4.5 in / 4.5 inFuel capacity51 l / 11.2 UK gal / 13.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.81  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.71 m2 / 18.4 sq ft / 18.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore96.5 mm / 3.80 in / 3.80 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.9 mm / 2.87 in / 2.87 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.32
Fuel supply1 Fo carbEngine displacement4265 cm3 / 260.3 cu in / 260.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity533.13 cm3/cylinder / 32.534 cu in/cylinder / 32.534 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power122.3 kW / 164.0 hp / 164.0 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque350.0 N·m / 258.1 lb·ft / 258.1 lb·ft at 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)53.7 kW / 72.1 hp / 72.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output28.7 kW/l / 0.630 bhp/cu in / 0.630 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque82.1 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.88

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.80 s / 5.80 s / 5.80 sTop (maximal) speed190 km/h / 118 mph / 118 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.80 s / 7.80 s / 7.80 sPower-to-weight ratio141.0 kW/ton / 106.8 bhp/ton / 106.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)23.70 s / 23.70 s / 23.70 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time16.00 s / 16.00 s / 16.00 s (top 84 km/h / 52 mph / 52 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.2Turning circle10.9 m / 35.8 ft / 35.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front5.90-13Tyres rear5.90-13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Sunbeam-Talbot Tiger 260

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