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  Lotus Esprit S1
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1975 - 1977
Numbers built:718
Designed by:Giugiaro / Italdesign
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration 907 Straight 4
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium alloy block and head
Displacement 1,973 cc / 120.4 cu in
Bore / Stroke 95.2 mm (3.7 in) / 69.3 mm (2.7 in)
Compression 9.5:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Dell'Orto Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 160 bhp / 119 KW @ 6,200 rpm
Torque 190 Nm / 140 ft lbs @ 4,900 rpm
BHP/Liter 81 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis glass-fibre body on steel backbone chassis
Front suspension unequal length wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shock-absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension diagonal trailing arms, later links, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes discs, all-round, rear inboard
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 898 kilo / 1,980 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,191 mm (165 in) / 1,861 mm (73.3 in) / 1,111 mm (43.7 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,438 mm (96 in) / 1,511 mm (59.5 in) / 1,511 mm (59.5 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.18 bhp / kg
Top Speed 217 km/h (135 mph)
0-60 mph 8.6 s

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