Lotus Sunbeam 

  • 1981
  • 155 HP 2.2L
 
The same enigne was tuned to over 400 bhp in competition to keep up with the Ford RS Escorts and Vauxhall HS Chevettes.
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Around 3000 Lotus Sunbeams were produced on both the Chrysler and Talbot base models.
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Data points Key details of the Lotus Sunbeam

Horsepower

Sunbeam
155 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

Engine size

Sunbeam
2,172 cc
Veyron
7,993 cc
Veneno
6,498 cc

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Lotus Sunbeam

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Only 32 homolagation cars were made and featured a competition engine rated to 234bhp with 48mm Weber carburettors and a high compression ratio.
The Lotus Sunbeam Competition was built to satisfy homologation requirements so that ten 'works' rally cars known as the WRW 30S could by contested by Talbot/Chrysler in FIA World Rally.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Lotus
Year 1981

transmission

Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

power & handling

Maximum hp 155 HP
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,172 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.4:1
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves
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