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  Lotus 33 Climax
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1964 - 1965
Numbers built:7
Predecessor:Lotus 25 Climax
Successor:Lotus 43 BRM
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 03, 2006
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Engine
Configuration Coventry Climax FWMV 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium alloy block and head
Displacement 1,495 cc / 91.2 cu in
Bore / Stroke 67.9 mm (2.7 in) / 51.6 mm (2 in)
Compression 11.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 205 bhp / 153 KW
BHP/Liter 137 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis G.R.P. body on aluminium monocoque
Front suspension cantilever top arm, lower wishbone, inboard coil springs over dampers
Rear suspension reverse lower wishbones, top link, twin radius rods, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Brakes discs, all-round
Gearbox ZF 5DS-10 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 451 kilo / 994 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,604 mm (141.9 in) / 1,650 mm (65 in) / 838 mm (33 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,335 mm (91.9 in) / 1,396 mm (55 in) / 1,421 mm (55.9 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.45 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1965 South African Grand Prix (Jim Clark in R10)
1965 Belgian Grand Prix (Jim Clark in R11)
1965 British Grand Prix (Jim Clark in R11)
1965 Dutch Grand Prix (Jim Clark in R9)
1965 German Grand Prix (Jim Clark in R11)

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