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  Lotus Europa Twin Cam
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1971 - 1975
Numbers built:9230 (all models)
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration Ford-Lotus Straight 4
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
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 Dell'Orto 40 DHLA Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 105 bhp / 78 KW @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 153 Nm / 113 ft lbs @ 5,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 67 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis fibreglass body on steel backbone type chassis
Front suspension wishbones, coil springs over shock absorbers
Rear suspension radius arms, transverse links, coil springs over shock absorber
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes discs front, drums rear
Gearbox Renault 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 712 kilo / 1,570 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,990 mm (157.1 in) / 1,651 mm (65 in) / 1,090 mm (42.9 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,310 mm (90.9 in) / N/A / N/A

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.15 bhp / kg
Top Speed 177 km/h (110 mph)
0-60 mph 11.2 s

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