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  Lotus 6 Ford
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1952 - 1955
Numbers built:around 110
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration Ford E93A Straight 4
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Displacement 1,172 cc / 71.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 63.5 mm (2.5 in) / 92.5 mm (3.6 in)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, Side-valve
Fuel feed SU Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 50 bhp / 37 KW @ 5,000 rpm
Torque 77 Nm / 57 ft lbs @ 3,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 43 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body on tubular frame
Front suspension split swing-axle, coil springs over dampers
Rear suspension live axle, coil springs over dampers
Steering worm-and-peg
Brakes Ford / Girling drums, all-round
Gearbox Ford 3 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 432 kilo / 952 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,073 mm (121 in) / 1,308 mm (51.5 in) / 775 mm (30.5 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,210 mm (87 in) / 1,245 mm (49 in) / 1,143 mm (45 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.12 bhp / kg
Top Speed 150 km/h (93 mph)
0-60 mph 15.0 s

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