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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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Engine
Configuration Lotus-Ford Straight 4
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Displacement 1,558 cc / 95.1 cu in
Bore / Stroke 82.6 mm (3.3 in) / 72.8 mm (2.9 in)
Compression 11.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Weber 45 DCOE Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 145 bhp / 108 KW @ 7,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 93 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis steel monocoque
Front suspension McPherson struts
Rear suspension rigid axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs
Steering recirculating ball
Brakes discs front, drums rear
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 800 kilo / 1,764 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,275 mm (168.3 in) / 1,587 mm (62.5 in) / 1,364 mm (53.7 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,476 mm (97.5 in) / 1,305 mm (51.4 in) / 1,288 mm (50.7 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.18 bhp / kg
Top Speed 179 km/h (111 mph)
0-60 mph 9.2 s

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Resources
Suggested reading
  • The Lotus Book S2, by William Taylor
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