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Sunbeam Rapier

(1973 model)

Brief specs of 1973 Sunbeam Rapier

4-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1725 cm3 / 105.3 cu in / 105.3 cu in, 59.0 kW / 79.1 hp / 79.1 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 126.0 N·m / 92.9 lb·ft / 92.9 lb·ft @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)SunbeamIssued from1973
ModelRapierIssued until
SerieRapierNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerSunbeamCountryUK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4440 mm / 174.8 in / 174.8 inTotal (curb) weight1030 kg / 2271 lb / 2271 lb
Width1670 mm / 65.7 in / 65.7 inDry weight
Height1390 mm / 54.7 in / 54.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2510 mm / 98.8 in / 98.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.97 m2 / 21.2 sq ft / 21.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.79 m2 / 8.5 sq ft / 8.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)19.6 kW / 26.3 hp / 26.3 hp (est.)

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
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.7 mm / 3.26 in / 3.26 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.99
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1725 cm3 / 105.3 cu in / 105.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity431.43 cm3/cylinder / 26.327 cu in/cylinder / 26.327 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power59.0 kW / 79.1 hp / 79.1 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque126.0 N·m / 92.9 lb·ft / 92.9 lb·ft at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)23.6 kW / 31.6 hp / 31.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output34.2 kW/l / 0.752 bhp/cu in / 0.752 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque73.0 N·m/l / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
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 ratio77.8 kW/ton / 58.9 bhp/ton / 58.9 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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Sunbeam Rapier

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