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  Lotus 8 MG
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1954
Numbers built:7
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration MG Straight 4
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Displacement 1,467 cc / 89.5 cu in
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 2 SU H6 Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 85 bhp / 63 KW
BHP/Liter 58 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body on tubular steel spaceframe
Front suspension swing axles, coil springs over dampers
Rear suspension DeDion axle, transverse coil spring over damper
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 520 kilo / 1,146 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,962 mm (156 in) / 1,397 mm (55 in) / 812 mm (32 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,222 mm (87.5 in) / 1,226 mm (48.3 in) / 1,206 mm (47.5 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.16 bhp / kg

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