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  Lotus 16 Climax
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1958 - 1960
Numbers built:8
Designed by:Colin Chapman
Predecessor:Lotus 12 Climax
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration Coventry Climax FPF Straight 4
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 2,495 cc / 152.3 cu in
Bore / Stroke 94.0 mm (3.7 in) / 89.9 mm (3.5 in)
Compression 11.9:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 SU Carburettors
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 239 bhp / 178 KW @ 6,750 rpm
BHP/Liter 96 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body on multi tubular space frame
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension Chapman strut, trailing arms, fixed length drive shaft
Brakes discs, all-round, inboard rear
Gearbox Lotus 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 490 kilo / 1,080 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,553 mm (139.9 in) / 1,371 mm (54 in) / 888 mm (35 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,233 mm (87.9 in) / 1,193 mm (47 in) / 1,193 mm (47 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.49 bhp / kg

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