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  Lotus Cortina

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1963 - 1966
Numbers built:2894
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Click here to download printer friendly versionLotus was commissioned by Ford to turn their Cortina saloon into a winner both on the track as in rallies. Colin Chapman and his men extensively modified the Cortina. The straight 4 engine derived from the Anglia powerplant was bored out and fitted with a special crankshaft and fed by twin Weber Carburetors. The suspension was modified as well.
The result was the almost unbeatable Lotus Cortina scoring many road racing victories at the hands of the greats like Jim Clark. The Lotus Cortina is still a very popular choice for historic racing as seen here at the Dutch Zandvoort track. The Cortina is a handful to handle but when driven on the limit it still is a winner.

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