When a 900Kg RWD Talbot is powered by a 550Hp Cosworth Turbo Engine...
Things get very interesting when massive Turbocharged power meets a lightweight, small wheelbase, Rear Wheel Drive Hatchback
This is the Norris Motorsport tuned Talbot Sunbeam at Retro Rides Gathering. Powered by a Cosworth YB Turbo Engine here with around 550Hp, this RWD Hatchback weighing little over 900Kg is just an absolute pocket rocket.
Engine used is a Cosworth YB featuring a Farndon Steel crank and rods, large port big valve head fitted with full race solid lifter cams. On full boost it can reach 700bhp at a reliable 10.000Rpm. Controlling the engine is a AEM Infinity engine management unit.
Transmission is a Quaife 69G 6 speed Sequential with large diameter uprated single piece prop shaft and strengthened Atlas rear axle running a ZF plated LSD. Suspension is Pro-Flex with remote reservoirs and full adjustment of compression and rebound. Brakes are custom made with AP 4 pot calipers and rotors made to the maximum size (280mm) that will fit under 13” wheels!
Important to say that at its most extreme state of tune ( 700Hp/10.000Rpm ) this machine can accelerate to 100mph in under 6 seconds. Although not a drag car, it has run a 10.0 second at 147mph Quarter mile on treaded tyres, as well as 180mph on the standing start Kilometer.
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