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  Lotus 14 Elite
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1957 - 1963
Numbers built:1050
Introduced at:1958 Geneva Motor Show
Designed by:Colin Chapman, Peter Kirwan-Taylor, Frank Costin
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration Coventry Climax FEW Straight 4
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 1,216 cc / 74.2 cu in
Bore / Stroke 76.2 mm (3 in) / 66.6 mm (2.6 in)
Compression 10.1:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed 2 SU H4 Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 75 bhp / 56 KW @ 6,100 rpm
Torque 104 Nm / 77 ft lbs @ 3,750 rpm
BHP/Liter 62 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis fibreglass monocoque
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over dampers
Rear suspension Chapman strut, trailing arms, fixed length drive shaft
Brakes discs, all-round, inboard rear
Gearbox BMC 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 673 kilo / 1,484 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,756 mm (147.9 in) / 1,497 mm (58.9 in) / 1,180 mm (46.5 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,233 mm (87.9 in) / 1,193 mm (47 in) / 1,218 mm (48 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.11 bhp / kg
Top Speed 193 km/h (120 mph)
0-60 mph 10.7 s

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