Chrysler Sunbeam Lotus group 4 (1979)
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Also called Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

Specifications

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Group Homologation number Homologation start
4 662 1/4/1979
2 1700 1/4/1979
B B227 1/12/1982

UK built (2308 total)
Lotus 911, straight 4cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine
2174cc, 95.28 x 76.2mm
11.3:1
245 HP / 7000 rpm
256 Nm / 6000 rpm
aluminium alloy head & block, based on Vauxhall Slant-4 engine (with cast iron block)
DOHC, 4 valves/cyl, 16 valves total
aspiration, natural with 2 x double Weber 48, or 2 x Dellorto 50mm DHLA Carburetors
Rear-wheel drive; five-speed ZF manual gearbox with dog leg 1st gear
1st: 3.42/1
2nd: 1.8/1
3rd: 1.4/1
4th: 1.13/1
5th: 1.0/1
final drive, 3.545/1, 3.700/1, 3.889/1, 4.111/1, 4.375/1, 4.600/1, 5.100/1. Limited slip rear differential with 4HA rear axle
front suspension: McPherson strut with coil spring, telescopic shock absorber and anti-roll bar.
Rear: Live axle with 2 radius arms, coil spring and telescopic shock absorber
Ventilated discs with AP Monte Carlo Calipers (front) and Mintex 1144 pads, solid discs with AP 2 pot calipers (rear) and Mintex pads, dual circuit with adjustable front to rear distribution
13" or 15"
tires, Dunlop SP Sport moulded slicks for dry tarmac, or Yokohama A031 for wet tarmac/gravel 185/70 HR 13

Length: 3830mm (150.8")
Width: 1628mm (64.1")
Height: 1405mm ((55.3")
Wheelbase: 2413mm (95.0")
1000 kg
fuel tank: 41 lt


Results in WSCC

Season
Group 2
Car entry, chassis number Car number/ result
Day tona Seb ring Mug ello Monza River side Silver stone Nurb Le Mans Perg usa Watkins Glen Mos port Road Ame rica Brands Hatch
Team 24h 12h 6h 1000km 6h 6h 1000km 24h 6h 6h 6h 500mil 1000km
Kannacher GT Racing #66, dnt qualify
Statistics
Works Starts/finishes 1/0 1/0
Driver Team entries and car number
Kannacher GT Racing
Karl-Josef Römer 66
Matthias Lörper 66

Results in WRC

Races

Works team:

  • works: Talbot (1980-1981)
  • works2: Peugeot Talbot Sport (1982)
Season
Entry Rally event
Driver
Codriver
Team MC SVE
Entry list
POR KEN GRE N.Z FIN C.Q S.R TdC
Entry list
RAC
Entry list
CdI
Tony Pond
Ian Grindrod
Chrysler Competition Centre 4th acci dent
Jean-Pierre Nicolas
Jean Todt
Talbot France eng ine acci dent
Gilbert Casanova
Gilbert Andreani
dnf
Total points
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7 7
Statistics
Others starts/finishes 5/1 2/1 2/0 1/0

Article L'AUTOMOBILE SPORTIVE / 06-03-2004

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Article from 4T 129, 6/1981

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Drawings

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