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  Elva Mk VI Climax
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1961 - 1962
Numbers built:30
Designed by:Keith Marsden for Elva Cars
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 25, 2011
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Engine
Configuration Coventry Climax FWA Straight 4
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 98 kilo / 216.1 lbs
Construction aluminium alloy block and head
Displacement 1,098 cc / 67 cu in
Bore / Stroke 72.4 mm (2.9 in) / 66.6 mm (2.6 in)
Compression 10.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed 2 Weber Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 90 bhp / 67 KW @ 7,200 rpm
Torque 98 Nm / 72 ft lbs @ 5,250 rpm
BHP/Liter 82 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body fibreglass body
Chassis steel spaceframe with stressed aluminium floor
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over adjustable Armstrong dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension reversed lower wishbones, fixed-length driveshafts, twin trailing-arms, coil springs over adjustable Armstrong dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Front Brakes drums
Rear brakes drums, in-board
Gearbox Volkswagen / Elva 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 400 kilo / 882 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,581 mm (141 in) / 1,448 mm (57 in) / 660 mm (26 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,286 mm (90 in) / 1,219 mm (48 in) / 1,219 mm (48 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.23 bhp / kg

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Elva - The Cars, The People, The History, by Janos Wimpffen
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