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Sunbeam-Talbot
Rapier I
(1955)




Basic (general) data

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Marque (make)Image of Sunbeam-Talbot Rapier I
Sunbeam-Talbot
SerieRapier
Model family
ModelRapier I
Model code
Issued from1955
Issued until
Country of originUK
Number made
Body construction
Body designation

Bodywork

 
Base platform
Bodywork typefixed-head coupé
Bodywork designer
Number of doors2
Number of seats2+2
Cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Max. cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Passenger space (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]

Dimensions & Weight

 
Wheelbase [mm / in / in]2438 / 96.0 / 96.0
Track front [mm / in / in]1245 / 49.0 / 49.0
Track rear [mm / in / in]1232 / 48.5 / 48.5
Length [mm / in / in]4077 / 160.5 / 160.5
Width [mm / in / in]1543 / 60.7 / 60.7
Height [mm / in / in]1473 / 58.0 / 58.0
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]178 / 7.0 / 7.0
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]1070 / 2359 / 2359
Dry weight [kg / lb / lb]
Load capacity [kg / lb / lb]
Gross (max.) weight [kg / lb / lb]
Towing weight [kg / lb / lb]
Weight distribution (front) [% / % / %]
Fuel capacity [l / UK gal / US gal]46 / 10.0 / 12.0

Aerodynamics

 
Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)
Frontal area (A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]1.93 / 20.8 / 20.8 (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]
Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph) [kW / hp / hp]

Engine

 
Engine Code
Engine ManufacturerHillman
Engine Typestraight (inline)
Engine Type Details
Sump
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)
Total number of cylinders4
Total number of valves8
Valves per cylinder2
Engine Main bearings
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]76.2 / 3.00 / 3.00
Stroke [mm / in / in]76.2 / 3.00 / 3.00
Bore/Stroke ratio1
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]1390 / 84.8 / 84.8
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]347.50 / 21.206 / 21.206
Compression ratio8.0
Fuel supply2 Ze carbs
Aspirationnatural
Compressor typeN/A
Intercoolerno
Catalytic converterno
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]46.6 / 62.5 / 62.5
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]5400 / 5400 / 5400
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]100.0 / 73.8 / 73.8
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]3000 / 3000 / 3000
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Coolantwater
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]18.6 / 25.0 / 25.0 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]33.5 / 0.737 / 0.737
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]71.9 / 0.63 / 0.63

Transmission

 
Transmission typemanual with overdrive
Number of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio0.75
Final gear (drive) ratio5.22

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]58.4 / 44.3 / 44.3
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile time [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Standing kilometer time [s / s / s]
Standing kilometer speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Top (maximal) speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Fuel consumption, City (urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Mixed (combined) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Euro [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
CO2 emissions [g/km / g/mi / g/mi]
Range [km / mi / mi]

Chassis

 
Engine locationfront
Engine alignmentlongitudinal
Steering
Steering details
Turns lock-to-lock
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs
Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels front
Wheels rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes frontdrum
Brakes reardrum
Brakes details
Brake diameter front [mm / in / in]
Brake diameter rear [mm / in / in]
Braked area [cm2 / sq in / sq in]
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