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.
Talbot Sunbeam Lotus specs
|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)|
|Origin country||United Kingdom|
|Submitted by||Inline 6 rules|
|0 - 60 mph||7.4 s|
|Top speed||195 kph (121 mph)|
|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|
Sunbeam Lotus competition
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Richard 2m ago
benedekpuskas 3m ago
I've never heard of this car.
Nigel 3m 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.
S.A 1y 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
Inline 6 rules 9y ago
Hot hatch from the UK co-developed with Lotus.