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Talbot Sunbeam Lotus specs

Car type Compact
Curb weight 960 kg (2116 lbs)
Dimensions 3.83 m (151 in) long, 1.60 m (63 in) wide, 1.41 m (55 in) high
Wheelbase 2.41 m (95 in)
Introduced 1979
Origin country United Kingdom
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0 - 60 mph7.4 s
Top speed195 kph (121 mph)

Powertrain specs

Engine type Inline 4, n/a, 16 valves, DOHC
Displacement 2.2 l (134 ci)
Power 152 ps (150 bhp / 112 kw) @ 5750 rpm
Torque 203 Nm (150 lb-ft) @ 4500 rpm
Power / liter 69 ps (68 hp)
Power / weight 158 ps (156 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 211 Nm (156 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 5 speed manual
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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Martin  6m ago

Richard surely the manta 400 was the last of the great RWD rally cars ??

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Richard  10m ago

last of the successful RWD rally cars. Motor magazine long term test car recorded 6.6 s to 60 and at club lotus sprints in the 80s FTD was usually set by a sunbeam or 7 rather than an Esprit or Elan. I had mine for 5 years - great days.

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benedekpuskas  11m ago

I've never heard of this car.

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Nigel   11m ago

I drove one in guernsey when I worked on lotus cars (it might have been the one in the picture) the performance was amazing, and was a bit tail happy, what a great car.

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S.A  2y ago

Lovely car of the past, my dad had a Talbot Horizon Special which looked a lot like the Sunbeam Lotus but was not nearly as fast lol

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Inline 6 rules  10y ago

Hot hatch from the UK co-developed with Lotus.