The Talbot 1.5 litre GP car built to the 1926/1927 Grand Prix regulations was a handsome streamlined design with steeply sloping radiator and low seating position made possible by the offset position of engine and transmission.
An advanced and complex car it was still under developed by the time three cars were entered for the British GP at Brooklands. The car set fastest lap for Henry Seagrave but ultimately failed to finish the race.
The 1927 French GP at Montlhèry was dominated by the works Delage teams’ 1-2-3 with 15S8's, with Williams and Jules Moriceau finishing a distant 4th in the Talbot.
1928 saw the Talbot 700's sold off to Emilio Materassi. Now painted in red the cars enjoyed a number of good results in the Formula Libre events against reasonable opposition. Tragically however the 1928 Italian GP at Monza saw one of motor racing's worst accidents when Materassi's Talbot crashed into the grandstand killing himself and over 20 spectators.
Talbot 700's continued to race into the early 1930s with diminishing success.