San Storm

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Overview
Manufacturer San Motors India LTD
Production 1998 -
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Powertrain
Engine Renault D7 F, 1149 cc
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,250 mm (88.6 in)
Length 3,543 mm (139.5 in)
Width 1,504 mm (59.2 in)
Height 1,325 mm (52.2 in)
Curb weight 820 kg (1,808 lb)

The San Storm is a two-seat sports car from San Motors India LTD. of India that was introduced in 1998. It was designed by the French Le Mans Group. It is powered by a 1149 cc Renault D7F engine driving the front wheels giving 60 bhp (45 kW) and a top speed of 144 km/h (89 mph). It has a double-skinned, fibreglass-reinforced tubular steel body and chassis, and the weight is only 760 kg (1,676 lb) giving it a quite satisfactory power-to-weight ratio. The time from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) is given as 13 seconds.

Export[edit]

In the early 2000s, the Reliant motor company of the United Kingdom began to concentrate on importing "speciality" vehicles rather than its traditional business designing and manufacturing a range of small (often four-wheeler) cars. As well as a number of "light vehicles" made by Piaggio and Ligier, the firm had plans to import the Storm and its cabriolet sister car. However, even though the company had start dates for the importation of these cars, the plan never came to fruition.

The convertible version of the Storm is now being imported into the UK and sold by Dream Machines, a company based in Heathfield, East Sussex.

This mid-size car is available with different comfort and safety features like power window, power steering, child safety locks, front fog lights, rear defroster, leather, etc. This car comes with full comfort and luxury of air-conditioner.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS OF SAN STORM
Dimensions
Overall Length 3,543 mm (139.5 in)
Overall Width 1,504 mm (59.2 in)
Overall Height 1,325 mm (52.2 in)
Wheel Base 2,250 mm (88.6 in)
Ground Clearance 135 mm (5.3 in)
Kerb Weight 820 kg (1,808 lb).
Gross Vehicle Weight 1,510 kg (3,329 lb).
No of Doors 2 door
Capacity
Seating Capacity 2 person
Fuel Tank Capacity 36 L (10 US gal; 8 imp gal)
Engine
Engine Type/Model Renault D7 F
Displacement 1149 cc
Power 60 PS (44 kW; 59 hp) @ 5250 rpm
Torque 94 N·m (69 lb·ft) @ 2500 rpm
Bore 69 mm (2.7 in)
Stroke 77 mm (3.0 in)
No of Cylinders 4 cylinder
Fuel Type gasoline
Transmission
Transmission Type Manual
Gears/Speeds 5 Gears
Suspensions
Front Suspension Independent double wishbone, coil over shocks, anti roll bar
Rear Suspension Trailing link, coil over shocks. antiroll bar
Steering
Power Assisted Standard
Minimum Turning Radius 5.6 meter
Brakes
Front Brakes Ventilated disc with piston sliding calipers
Rear Brakes Drum Brake
Wheels & Tyres
Wheel Type tubeless tyres
Wheel Size 5J X R13
Tyres 155/70 R 14 [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sanstorm's official site www.sanstorm.com

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