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Sunbeam-Talbot Rapier III A

(1961 model)

Brief specs of 1961 Sunbeam-Talbot Rapier III A

4-seater coupé, 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1592 cm3 / 97.1 cu in / 97.1 cu in, 56.0 kW / 75.1 hp / 75.1 hp @ 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm, 119.0 N·m / 87.8 lb·ft / 87.8 lb·ft @ 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Sunbeam-TalbotIssued from1961
ModelRapier III AIssued until
SerieRapierNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerSunbeam-TalbotCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typecoupéNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4130 mm / 162.6 in / 162.6 inTotal (curb) weight1050 kg / 2315 lb / 2315 lb
Width1550 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inDry weight
Height1490 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2440 mm / 96.1 in / 96.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity45 l / 9.9 UK gal / 11.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.96 m2 / 21.1 sq ft / 21.1 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) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore81.5 mm / 3.21 in / 3.21 in
FuelStroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.07
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1592 cm3 / 97.1 cu in / 97.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity397.52 cm3/cylinder / 24.258 cu in/cylinder / 24.258 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.1 : 1
SumpMax. output power56.0 kW / 75.1 hp / 75.1 hp at 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque119.0 N·m / 87.8 lb·ft / 87.8 lb·ft at 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)22.4 kW / 30.0 hp / 30.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.2 kW/l / 0.773 bhp/cu in / 0.773 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque74.7 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio72.4 kW/ton / 54.9 bhp/ton / 54.9 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 frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Sunbeam-Talbot Rapier III A

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