1963 Lotus Elan S1
See specifications below illustration
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1963 Elan S1 1600 specifications
Engine (Ford): 4 cylinder inline, twin chain driven OHC, aluminium head, cast iron block, 5 main bearings

Bore: 82.57mm

Stroke: 72.75mm

Displacement: 1,558cc

Comp. ratio: 9.5 to one

Carburettors: twin choke weber 40 DCOE

Max power: 105bhp at 5,500rpm, torque: 108 lbs/ft at 4,000rpm

Max speed: 121mph

0-60mph: 8.7secs

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: ventilated 4.5J 13in pressed steel disc, 520-13in Dunlop SP41

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

Fuel tank: 9.9Imp gal