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  Lotus 70 Chevrolet
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1970
Numbers built:5 + one converted Lotus 68
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration Chevrolet 302 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Displacement 4,949 cc / 302 cu in
Bore / Stroke 101.6 mm (4 in) / 76.3 mm (3 in)
Compression 11.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 468 bhp / 349 KW @ 7,500 rpm
Torque 499 Nm / 368 ft lbs @ 5,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 95 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium monocoque
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs, Koni shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension lower wishbones, upper transverse links, forward located radius rods, coil springs, Koni shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox Hewland DG 300 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 590 kilo / 1,301 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,540 mm (100 in) / 1,549 mm (61 in) / 1,537 mm (60.5 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.79 bhp / kg

Auctions
Past sales

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