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Lotus Seven Series II Cosworth 1965 (from ‘The Prisoner’)

Specifications and some film shots below illustration.

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Lotus Seven Series II Cosworth 1965 specifications
(Ford 116E Cosworth MkXIV Fast Road)
4 Cylinder inline water cooled
Displacement: 1,498cc
Valves: 8 overhead
Crankshaft Bearings: 5
Carburettors: Twin 40DCOE2 Weber
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Max Power: 95bhp @ 6,000rpm
Torque: 95 ft/lb @ 4,500rpm

Maximum speed: 102.2mph
0-60mph: 6.8secs
Approx fuel consumption: 18-20mpg

Multi-Tubular space-frame
(1" and 3/4" square and round tubes) monel steel riveted aluminium panels,
GRP front wings, rear wing and nose cone

Girling Hydraulic. Front: 9" disc. Rear: 7" x 1 1/4" leading & trailing shoe drums


Matching 4 speed manual, Ford remote and gearknob
Ratios: 3.54:1, 2.397:1, 1.412:1, 1:1
Clutch: Borg & Beck single dry plate
Prop Shaft: Hardy Spicer open
Axle: Standard 10 with 4.11:1 final drive
Front: Independent transverse wishbones incorporating anti-roll bar. Combined coil spring damper units, Armstrong dampers
Rear: Live axle, 2 upper trailing arms, 1 lower 'A-frame' bracket, Combined coil spring damper units,
Armstrong dampers

Wheels & Tyres
Lotus Elan-type 4 1/2" x 13" bolt-on steel rims by Rubery Owen
Dunlop 520 x 13 crossply tyres

Triumph Herald lightweight rack and pinion
Springhall 14" wood rim steering wheel
Turning circle: 24ft
Lock to lock turns: 2.25

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 7ft 4in
Track front: 3ft 11.5in
Track rear: 4ft 0.5in
Overall length: 10ft 11.5in
Overall width: 4ft 7in
Height (top of screen): 3ft 3.5in
Ground clearance: 6 in.
Kerb weight: 1008-1064lbs
Fuel tank capacity: 8 gals

Series II Production (all engines)
June 1960 - August 1968
Approximately 1,310 produced