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bulletTalbo Series 2 General Information, Built from 2002 on
bulletWheelbase.........................................100 inch
bulletOverall length.....................................170 inch
bulletOverall height.......................................53 inch
bulletOverall width........................................70 inch   
bulletCurb weight................................3040 pounds
bulletWeight distribution....................50% front/rear         
bulletGround clearance...................................5 inch 
bulletEngine.........................Jaguar/Lincoln LS  3.9 Liter 4 cam Aluminum V8, 265hp
bulletTransmission...... 5 speed Automatic

       

                     

bulletThe Talbo Series 2 chassis is constructed of 11 gage steel which is laser cut using our CAD files.  The major differences from the Series 1 involve changes to accommodate the wider engine. The design work was done in our 3D CAD system which not only enabled the proper packaging of components but allowed design analysis. An example of how this works is shown here in this short video.   The CAD program analysis was set up to plot curves of the suspension geometry during the CAD system movements. These were then used to refine and optimize the suspension geometry.
bullet The Series 2 chassis utilizes Hyperco coil springs on QA1 coil-over adjustable shock absorbers with antroll-bars. The chassis pieces are formed and fixtured and welded to construct the tubular perimeter chassis seen above. The chassis is fully painted and the inside is coated with a waxyoil rust preventative. Suspension is all independent with passive steer toe links on the rear. Brakes are disks both front and rear with 4 piston Willwood calipers on the front.  Steering is power rack and pinion. The exhaust system is all stainless steel using 4 catalytic converters and Borla mufflers. Wheels are 17 inch Dayton wires with stainless steel spokes.  Tires are Michelin 215-60-17 MX4. Whitewalls are an option.
bulletThe body is fiberglass composite using premium high heat distortion resin. The body mounting to the chassis is through rubber isolation biscuits. Paint is the highest quality urethane by Glasurit applied in our down draft booth. The body is sound deadened and undercoated.
bulletAll exterior trim is stainless steel hand formed and polished in our shop. The headlights are automatically raised when illuminated. The fender skirts are removed with one fastener. The full size spare tire/wire wheel is mounted on a swing down rack under the rear deck.
bulletThe interior accommodates a six-foot plus man comfortably with room to spare.  Seats are leather covered buckets, 6 way power adjustable, made specially for the Talbo and very comfortable. The dash is either leather covered or engine turned stainless steel. Instrument gage faces are custom made to emulate the original French style. The wood trim is Honduras Mahogany carved here at TLC Carrossiers. Of course there is Air conditioning and heat, a remote alarm system, remote door locking, power windows, and a stereo CD sound system. There is storage space behind the seats for luggage.
bulletPerformance and ride is that of a modern GT car.  Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph is 5.7 seconds.
 

TLC Carrossiers, Inc   4128 Westroads Drive Unit 219, Riviera Beach Beach  FL 33404  USA  
Tel 561 844-5411        E mail contact@tlccar.com      May 08, 2013