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  Lotus 9 Le Mans Climax
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1955
Numbers built:24
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration Coventry Climax FWA Straight 4
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Displacement 1,098 cc / 67 cu in
Bore / Stroke 72.4 mm (2.9 in) / 66.6 mm (2.6 in)
Compression 9.8:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed 2 SU Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 72 bhp / 54 KW @ 6,100 rpm
BHP/Liter 66 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body on steel spaceframe
Front suspension swing axles, coil springs over dampers
Rear suspension DeDion, coil springs over dampers
Brakes discs, all-round, rear inboard
Gearbox MG 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 420 kilo / 926 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,607 mm (142 in) / 1,422 mm (56 in) / 851 mm (33.5 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,222 mm (87.5 in) / 1,232 mm (48.5 in) / 1,207 mm (47.5 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.17 bhp / kg
Top Speed 206 km/h (128 mph)
0-60 mph 7.8 s

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