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1973-1980 MATRA Bagheera specifications

1973-1980 MATRA Bagheera specifications Classic and Performance Car

The Matra-Simca Bagheera was one of the most innovative sports cars produced in over a decade. Featuring three-abreast seating, composite panels draped over steel spaceframe, and mid-engined power pack, the Bagheera was cheap, stylish and interesting. Performance never matched its looks, but the Simca-derived power units were willing enough, if unrefined. On the road, the Bagheera could run rings around far more expensive cars. Structural corrosion has been the Bagheera’s enemy, but plenty survive, and backup from the enthusiast clubs is excellent.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £5,370
  • Price (excellent)
    £4,000
  • Price (good):
    £3,250
  • Price (average):
    £2,000
  • Price (project):
    £600

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    12.3secs
  • Top speed:
    101.0mph
  • Power:
    82.0bhp
  • Torque:
    78.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    31.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Torsion bars, wishbones
  • Suspension Rear:
    Torsion bars, wishbones
  • Drivetrain:
    Mid-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and glassfibre body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3975mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2421mm
  • Width:
    1735mm
  • Height:
    1200mm
  • Weight:
    885kgs

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