In a message dated 97-04-24 12:57:33 EDT, you write:
I wonder how it compares to the Shelby GLH Omni of a few years back.
Faster, slower, handles better or worse? All Omni's are ugly no
matter what is done to them.
I checked the sale literature I have for these cars, and it states:
'82 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus '86 Shelby GLHS
0 - 60 7.5 sec. 0 - 60 6.7 sec.
123 Top Speed 130 Top Speed
150 HP 1/4 Mile 14.7 @ 94
154 Torque 175 HP
I can't speak for the Talbot, but I can for the Shelby, as I own two
( # 130 & # 131 ) of the 500 made. They are fast, very fast, stock
Tigers watch out.
But they are Omni's, what can I say.
Guy's in our local Dodge Shelby club are pumping 275 hp out of
2.2 turbo II engines with minor mods. Stock bottom ends, stock
turbos, reworked heads, 5 or 6 injectors.
5.0's don't stand a chance.
One guy runs mid 13's with an automatic trans in a Horizon!
The V8 Mopar club guys hate us front wheel drive guys.
The Shelby developes its power from a intercooled turbo motor,
while the Talbot does it with two Dellorto side draft carbs, its power
is pretty high up on the power band.
I wouldn't mind throwing one around for awhile.