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  Lotus 46 Europa S1
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1966 - 1968
Numbers built:9230
Designed by:Ron Hickman
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration Renault Straight 4
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Displacement 1,470 cc / 89.7 cu in
Bore / Stroke 76.0 mm (3 in) / 81.0 mm (3.2 in)
Compression 10.3:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed Solex 35 DIDSA2 Carburettor
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 78 bhp / 58 KW @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 108 Nm / 80 ft lbs @ 4,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 53 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis fibreglass body on steel backbone type chassis
Front suspension wishbones, coil springs over shock absorbers
Rear suspension radius arms, transverse links, coil springs over shock absorber
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes discs front, drums rear
Gearbox Renault 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 610 kilo / 1,345 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,960 mm (155.9 in) / 1,630 mm (64.2 in) / 1,070 mm (42.1 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,310 mm (90.9 in) / 1,350 mm (53.1 in) / 1,350 mm (53.1 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.13 bhp / kg
Top Speed 170 km/h (106 mph)
0-60 mph 11.2 s

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