Posted on: February 21, 2015

PERFORMANCE AND MILEAGE

The Sunbeam Tiger is a child of the muscle car era or the middle 60′ s, when Sunoco 280 was 35 cents a gallon. Times have changed, octane is down and gas prices have doubled. We find ourselves in the gas miser era. How does the Tiger rate for performance and gas mileage – GRRREAT!!!

EXTRACT FROM ROOTES EXPERIMENTAL REPORT DATED 18TH FEBRUARY, 1966

Performance figures obtained from Tiger II ‘289’, test weight 3,023 lbs. Vehicle tested had 8.8 to 1compression ratio, not 9.3 to 1. Comparative figures obtained for Tiger I are shown below.

Ford Fairmont78-86Mustang (exc. SVO) 74-86
Thunderbird80-86Pinto 71-80
Fiesta78-85Escort80-86
Mercury Mercur 85-86Zepher, Z-778-86
Cougar, XR780-86Mercur XR4TI82-86
Lynx, LN782-86Topaz82-86
Capri, Capri II71-86