1967 Sunbeam Rapier

The Rapier is a road car from Sunbeam, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a coupé body style. Powering the Sunbeam Rapier is an overhead valve, 1.7 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 79 bhp (80 PS/59 kW) at 5200 rpm and 126 N·m (93 lb·ft/12.8 kgm) at 3300 rpm respectively. This power is transferred to the wheels via a 4 speed manual with overdrive gearbox. The Sunbeam Rapier weighs a stated 1016 kg at the kerb. Its maximum speed claimed is 166 km/h (103 mph).

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Key facts

1967 Sunbeam Rapier information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4432 mm
How heavy?
1016 kg
What size engine?
1.7 litre, 1725 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
80 PS / 79 bhp / 59 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
126 Nm / 93 ft.lb / 12.8 kgm @ 3300 rpm
How fast?
166 km/h, 103 mph

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1967 Sunbeam Rapier data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2502 98.5
Track/tread (front) 1321 52
Track/tread (rear) 1321 52
Length 4432 174.5
Width 1645 64.8
Height 1397 55
Ground clearance 127 5
length:wheelbase ratio 1.77
Kerb weight 1016 kg 2240
Weight distribution 53 % front
fuel tank capacity 68 litres 15 UK Gal 18 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Hillman
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.7 litre
1725 cc
(105.266 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 81.5 × 82.65 mm
3.21 × 3.25 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.99
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 80 PS (79 bhp) (59 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output 45.8 bhp/litre
0.75 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 126 Nm (93 ft·lb) (12.8 kgm)
at 3300 rpm
Specific torque 73.04 Nm/litre
0.88 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.2:1
Fuel system 2 St carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 917.9 kPa (133.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 431.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 9 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 18.7 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 166 km/h (103 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 78.84 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
57.98 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
77.76 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 17.25 kg/kW
28.81 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout unknown
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.20 m
Front suspension I.CS.LW.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 1792 cm2
Gearbox 4
Top gear ratio 0.8
Final drive ratio 4.22
general
Carfolio.com ID30734
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1967 Sunbeam Rapier added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.