Lotus Elan Sprint 1970-73
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Lotus Elan Sprint 1970-73 specifications
Engine (Ford): 4 cylinder inline, twin OHC, aluminium head cast iron block, 5 crankshaft bearings,

Bore: 82.57mm

Stroke: 72.75mm

Displacement: 1,558cc

Compression ratio: 10.3 to one (9.5 Federal)

Carburettors: twin 40 DCOE Weber 31 or Dellorto DHLA 40 or zenith Stromburg (Federal)

Max power: 126bhp at 6,500rpm, 113 lbs/sq in at 5500 torque

Max speed: 121mph

0-60mph: 6.2secs

O.F.C.: 26.4mpg (Imp.)

Transmission: RWD, 4-speed, synchromesh on 2nd, 3rd & top

Steering: rack and pinion, 33ft 6in turning circle

Suspension: independent, front and rear

Brakes: hydraulic disc front and rear

Construction: GRP body on steel backbone chassis

Wheels & tyres: centre lock ventilated 4.5J 13in pressed steel disc,155 x 13in radial ply tyres

Wheelbase: 84in

Track F: 47.1in, R: 47.02in

Overall length: 145in

Overall width: 56in

Overall height: 45.5in

Ground clearance: 6in

Kerb weight: 13.53cwt

Production: 1970-73 approx 1,350 (official figures lost in flood)