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Talbot Samba 72 CV

Brief specs of Talbot Samba 72 CV

2-door 4-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1360 cm3 / 83.0 cu in / 83.0 cu in, 53.7 kW / 72.0 hp / 72.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 107.0 N·m / 78.9 lb·ft / 78.9 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 159 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)TalbotIssued from
ModelSamba 72 CVIssued until
SerieSambaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerTalbotCountryES,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3506 mm / 138.0 in / 138.0 inTotal (curb) weight850 kg / 1874 lb / 1874 lb
Width1528 mm / 60.2 in / 60.2 inDry weight
Height1362 mm / 53.6 in / 53.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2340 mm / 92.1 in / 92.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1304 mm / 51.3 in / 51.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1256 mm / 49.4 in / 49.4 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity40 l / 8.8 UK gal / 10.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.5  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.77 m2 / 19.0 sq ft / 19.0 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 ManufacturerPeugeotValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke77.0 mm / 3.03 in / 3.03 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.97
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1360 cm3 / 83.0 cu in / 83.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity340.00 cm3/cylinder / 20.748 cu in/cylinder / 20.748 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power53.7 kW / 72.0 hp / 72.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque107.0 N·m / 78.9 lb·ft / 78.9 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)21.5 kW / 28.8 hp / 28.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.5 kW/l / 0.868 bhp/cu in / 0.868 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque78.7 N·m/l / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.9
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.56

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed159 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio84.7 kW/ton / 64.2 bhp/ton / 64.2 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 alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.9Turning circle9.9 m / 32.5 ft / 32.5 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Lower wishbone, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Talbot Samba 72 CV

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