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  Lotus 75 Elite S1
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1974 - 1980
Numbers built:2398
Designed by:Giugiaro / Italdesign
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration 907 Straight 4
Location Front, 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 Dell'Orto 40 DHLA Carburettor
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 wishbones, coil springs, dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension semi-trailing radius arms, lower links, coil springs, dampers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes discs front, drums rear
Gearbox Lotus 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,160 kilo / 2,557 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,458 mm (175.5 in) / 1,816 mm (71.5 in) / 1,207 mm (47.5 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,480 mm (97.6 in) / 1,490 mm (58.7 in) / 1,499 mm (59 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.14 bhp / kg

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