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  Lotus 56 Pratt & Whitney
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1968
Numbers built:4
Designed by:Maurice Phillippe and Colin Chapman
Successor:Lotus 64 Ford
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 16, 2014
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Engine
Configuration Pratt & Whitney STNB6B-74 Gas Turbine
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Power 500 bhp / 373 KW

Drivetrain
Body fibreglass
Chassis aluminium monocoque
Front suspension double wishbones, inboard coil springs over dampers
Rear suspension double wishbones, in-board coil springs over dampers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes inboard ventilated discs, all-round
Drive All wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 612 kilo / 1,349 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,420 mm (174 in) / 1,905 mm (75 in) / 813 mm (32 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,591 mm (102 in) / 1,587 mm (62.5 in) / 1,587 mm (62.5 in)
Fuel tank 265 Litre (70 Gallon US / 58.3 Gallon Imperial)
Wheels 9.5 x 15
Tyres 9.2 x 15

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.82 bhp / kg

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Resources
Suggested reading
  • The Lotus Book S2, by William Taylor
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  Article Image gallery (52) Chassis (3) Specifications