Talbot Sunbeam Lotus 1979-1981


June 25, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 31, 2015
Talbot Sunbeam Lotus (1979-1981)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
121
0-60 mph
6.8
0-100 mph
19.8
1/4 mile
15.6
BHP
150 @5750rpm
Torque lbft
150 @4800rpm
BHP per ton
156
Engine capacity CC/CU
2172/132
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettors x 2
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.44:1
Valve Type/No
DOHC 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
150.8
Width (in)
63.1
Height (in)
55.3
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2116
Additional Info: Competition engines produced around 234bhp and rally cars had around 245bhp. Built by Chrysler UK, but known as the Talbot Sunbeam-Lotus. Autocar got a 0-60 time of 7.4 secs and 0-100 time of 20.4 secs.

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