Engine Four cylinder 2.2 litre Lotus engine specially developed for Talbot, five bearing crankshaft unit with extensive use of aluminium alloy castings including cylinder head and block, twin overhead camshafts, sixteen valves, two Dellorto twin choke carburettors
Cubic Capacity 2172 cc
Bore/Stroke 95.2/76.2 mm
Engine Output 149 bhp / 5600 rpm (series 1), 155 bhp (series 2)
Maximum Torque 150 lb. ft./4800 rpm
Carburettors 2 DELLORTO DHLA 45E
Fuel Economy
Constant Speed (56 mph) 90 km/h 9.4l/100 km
Constant Speed (75 mph) 120 km/h 12.6l/100 km
Urban Driving 20.5l/100 km
Clutch/Gearbox 216 mm (8.5 in.) diameter spring type, mechanically operated from pendant pedal / Five speed all synchromesh on forward gears. Centre floor gear change lever
Suspension Fully inpendent coil springs with hydraulic telescopic struts and anti-roll bar / Four links and coil springs with telescopic shock absorbers mounted behind axle
Steering Rack and pinion. Three spoke padded rim sports steering wheel. Turning circle 9.6 m
Brakes Hydraulic dual circuit, vacuum servo assisted system. 241 mm (9.5 in.) diameter front discs, 206 mm (8.0 in.) diameter rear drums, automatic adjustment
Wheels 6J X 13" Wide rim aluminium alloy with hub and wheel nut caps. Pressed steel spare wheel housed at rear, below luggage floor
Tyres 185/70HR13, steel braced, radial ply., tubeless
Dimensions & Wheights
Dimensions Wheelbase 2413 mm, Overall lenght 3829mm, Overall height 1395 mm, Overall width 1603 mm
Wheight (unladen) 960 kg
Load Area 420 Litres
Filling Capacities
Petrol Tank 42 Litre (9 Gallons) series 1, 54 Litre (12 Gallons) series 2
Cooling System 5.7 Litres
Electric System 40 amp negative earth battery, coil and distributor with fully automatic centrifugal and vacuum control, 14 mm sparking plugs, alternator charging
Maximum Speed 200 km/h
Construction Period 1979-1982

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