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  Lotus 19 Climax
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1960 - 1962
Numbers built:17 (One 19B)
Predecessor:Lotus 15 Climax
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 15, 2011
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Engine
Configuration Coventry Climax FPF Straight 4
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 131 kilo / 288.8 lbs
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 Weber 38 DCO Carburettors
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 240 bhp / 179 KW @ 6,750 rpm
Torque 286 Nm / 211 ft lbs @ 5,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 96 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body glass-fibre reinforced plastic and aluminium body
Chassis steel multi-tubular spaceframe
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over dampers
Rear suspension reversed lower wishbones, radius arms, fixed length half-shaft, coil springs over dampers
Brakes Girling discs, all-round
Gearbox Lotus 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 559 kilo / 1,232 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,581 mm (141 in) / 1,651 mm (65 in) / 813 mm (32 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,235 mm (88 in) / 1,245 mm (49 in) / 1,206 mm (47.5 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.43 bhp / kg

Resources
Suggested reading
  • The Lotus Book S2, by William Taylor
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  Article Image gallery (17) Chassis (2) Specifications