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Sunbeam Rapier

(1966 model)

Brief specs of 1966 Sunbeam Rapier

2-door 5-seater SAl, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1723 cm3 / 105.1 cu in / 105.1 cu in, 63.4 kW / 85.0 hp / 85.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 134.0 N·m / 98.8 lb·ft / 98.8 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 154 km/h / 96 mph / 96 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)SunbeamIssued from1966
ModelRapierIssued until
SerieRapierNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerSunbeamCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeSAlNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4147 mm / 163.3 in / 163.3 inTotal (curb) weight1008 kg / 2222 lb / 2222 lb
Width1543 mm / 60.7 in / 60.7 inDry weight
Height1454 mm / 57.2 in / 57.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2438 mm / 96.0 in / 96.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1314 mm / 51.7 in / 51.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1232 mm / 48.5 in / 48.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity46 l / 10.0 UK gal / 12.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.91 m2 / 20.5 sq ft / 20.5 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 ManufacturerSunbeamValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore81.5 mm / 3.21 in / 3.21 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.5 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.99
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1723 cm3 / 105.1 cu in / 105.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity430.75 cm3/cylinder / 26.286 cu in/cylinder / 26.286 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.2 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power63.4 kW / 85.0 hp / 85.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque134.0 N·m / 98.8 lb·ft / 98.8 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)25.4 kW / 34.0 hp / 34.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output36.8 kW/l / 0.809 bhp/cu in / 0.809 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque77.8 N·m/l / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in / 0.68 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) speed154 km/h / 96 mph / 96 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio84.3 kW/ton / 63.9 bhp/ton / 63.9 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
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Leaf spring
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front6.00-13Tyres rear6.00-13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Sunbeam Rapier

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