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  Lotus Elan 26R Shapecraft Coupe
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1964
Designed by:Barry Wood
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:March 27, 2015
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Engine
Configuration Lotus / Ford Straight 4
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block, aluminium alloy head
Displacement 1,558 cc / 95.1 cu in
Bore / Stroke 82.6 mm (3.3 in) / 72.8 mm (2.9 in)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Weber 45 DCOE Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 160 bhp / 119 KW @ 7,250 rpm
BHP/Liter 103 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body fibreglass
Chassis steel backbone chassis
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension lower wishbones, coil springs over dampers, ant-roll dampers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes (fr/r) discs
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 580 kilo / 1,279 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,683 mm (145 in) / 1,442 mm (56.8 in) / 1,067 mm (42 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,134 mm (84 in) / 1,194 mm (47 in) / 1,219 mm (48 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.28 bhp / kg

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