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Talbot Sunbeam-Lotus

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Talbot Sunbeam-Lotus

2-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2170 cm3 / 132.4 cu in / 132.4 cu in, 111.9 kW / 150.1 hp / 150.1 hp @ 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm, 203.0 N·m / 149.7 lb·ft / 149.7 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 195 km/h / 121 mph / 121 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)TalbotIssued from1979
ModelSunbeam-LotusIssued until
SerieSunbeam-LotusNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerTalbotCountryES,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4230 l / 149.38 cu ft / 149.38 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3830 mm / 150.8 in / 150.8 inTotal (curb) weight960 kg / 2116 lb / 2116 lb
Width1603 mm / 63.1 in / 63.1 inDry weight
Height1405 mm / 55.3 in / 55.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2413 mm / 95.0 in / 95.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1341 mm / 52.8 in / 52.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1328 mm / 52.3 in / 52.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity41 l / 9.0 UK gal / 10.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.59  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.91 m2 / 20.6 sq ft / 20.6 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 valves16
Engine ManufacturerLotusValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionaluminium head & blockBore95.2 mm / 3.75 in / 3.75 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.25
Fuel supply2 De carbsEngine displacement2170 cm3 / 132.4 cu in / 132.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity542.50 cm3/cylinder / 33.105 cu in/cylinder / 33.105 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power111.9 kW / 150.1 hp / 150.1 hp at 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque203.0 N·m / 149.7 lb·ft / 149.7 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)46.5 kW / 62.4 hp / 62.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output51.6 kW/l / 1.133 bhp/cu in / 1.133 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque93.5 N·m/l / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.8
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.89

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed195 km/h / 121 mph / 121 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.40 s / 7.40 s / 7.40 sPower-to-weight ratio156.2 kW/ton / 118.4 bhp/ton / 118.4 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, MacPherson strutSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs, Radius arms
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front185/70 HR 13Tyres rear185/70 HR 13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front241 mm / 9.5 in / 9.5 inBrake diameter rear203 mm / 8.0 in / 8.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Talbot Sunbeam-Lotus

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