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  Lotus Elise S1 Type 49
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1999
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration Rover K Straight 4
Location Mid, transversely mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 1,796 cc / 109.6 cu in
Bore / Stroke 80.0 mm (3.1 in) / 89.3 mm (3.5 in)
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 118 bhp / 88 KW @ 5,500 rpm
Torque 165 Nm / 122 ft lbs @ 3,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 66 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis fibreglass body on aluminium monocoque
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension double wishbones, coil springs
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 755 kilo / 1,665 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,726 mm (146.7 in) / 1,701 mm (67 in) / 1,148 mm (45.2 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,300 mm (90.6 in) / 1,440 mm (56.7 in) / 1,453 mm (57.2 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.16 bhp / kg
Top Speed 203 km/h (126 mph)
0-60 mph 5.6 s

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