Lotus Elite
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Lotus Elite S2 1957-63 specifications
Engine: Coventry Climax FWE (Feather Weight Elite) Straight 4, aluminium block and head. SOHC
Bore: 76.2mm
Stroke: 66.6mm
Displacement: 1,216cc
Compression ratio: 10.1 to 1
Carburettors: single SU HS4
Power output: 75bhp at 6,100rpm
Maximum speed: 118mph
0-60mph: 11.1secs
O.F.C.: 35mpg
Transmission: RWD, BMC 4-speed, synchromesh on 2nd, 3rd & top.ZF all synchro close ratio, 4.22:1 diff ratio on SE
8in Borg and Beck, single dry-plate diaphragm
: discs, all-round, inboard rear
fibreglass monocoque
Steering: rack and pinion, 2.75 turns lock to lock, turning circle: 32 ft 9in(between walls), 31ft 11in(between kerbs)
Suspension F
: independent, coil R: Trailing A arms locating Chapman struts
Wheels & tyres: 15in knock-on centre lock 48 spoke wire, 155x15 Michelin X, and 155x15 Pirelli Cintura or Dunlop 5.00x15 R5 tires for racing.
Wheelbase: 7ft 3.9in
Track - F: 3ft 11in, R: 4ft
Overall length: 12ft 3.9in
Overall width: 4ft 10.9in
Overall height: 3ft 10.5in
Ground clearance: 5in
Kerb weight: 13.25cwt
Fuel tank: 6.5 Imp gallons
Production: 1957-63 998 built