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1963 Lotus Elite Specs

General Specifications

Price:$4 780 USD

Engine Specifications

Engine Specifications:Coventry Climax FWE, Water-Cooled, Alloy Inline-4
Position:Front Longitudinal
Aspiration:Natural
Valvetrain:SOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
Fuel feed:Twin SU 1.5 Inch H4 Carburetors
Displacement:1216 cc / 74.2 cu in
Bore:76.2 mm / 3.0 in
Stroke:66.6 mm / 2.62 in
Compression:10.0:1
Power:70.8 kw / 95 bhp @ 7000 rpm
Specific output:78.12 bhp per litre
Bhp/Weight:147.52 bhp per tonne
Torque:101.7 nm / 75.0 ft lbs @ 4750 rpm
Redline:7000

Chassis & body

Body/Frame:Fibreglass Monocoque
Driven wheels:RWD
Wheel type:48 Spoke,Dunlop Wire Wheels
Front tires:4.8x15 Pirelli Cintura
Rear tires:4.8x15 Pirelli Cintura
Front brakes:Girling Discs w/Hydraulic Servo Assist
Front brake size:241 mm / 9.5 in
Rear brakes:Inboard Girling Discs w/Hydraulic Servo Assist
Rear brake size:241 mm / 9.5 in
Front wheels:F 38.1 x 10.2 cm / 15 x 4 in
Rear wheels:R 38.1 x 10.2 cm / 15 x 4 in
Steering:Rack & Pinion
Front suspension:Double Wishbones w/Anti-Roll Bar, Co-Centric Coil Springs, Armstrong Telescopic Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
Rear suspension:Chapman Struts w/Lower Wishbone, Anti-Roll Bar, Co-Centric Coil Springs, Armstrong Telescopic Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar

Drivetrain

Transmission:BMC B-Series 4-Speed Manual
Gear ratios:2.53:1, 1.71:1, 1.23:1, 1.00:1
Final drive:4.22:1

Car dimensions

Weight:644 kg / 1420 lbs
Wheelbase:2240 mm / 88.2 in
Front track:1194 mm / 47.0 in
Rear track:1224 mm / 48.2 in
Length:3733 mm / 147.0 in
Width:1486 mm / 58.5 in
Height:1194 mm / 47.0 in

Speed performance

Car top speed:201.2 kph / 125 mph
0 - 60 mph:7.9 seconds
Drag:0.29 Cd

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