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  Lotus 48 Cosworth
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1967 - 1968
Numbers built:4
Designed by:Colin Chapman and Maurice Philippe
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:September 25, 2014
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Engine
Configuration Ford Cosworth FVA Straight 4
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block, aluminium head
Displacement 1,598 cc / 97.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 85.7 mm (3.4 in) / 69.1 mm (2.7 in)
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Camshaft Gear driven
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 218 bhp / 163 KW
BHP/Liter 136 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body fibreglass
Chassis aluminium monocoque with rear subframe
Front suspension lower wishbones, top rockers actuating in-board coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension reversed lower wishbones, top links, twin radius arms, coil springs over dampers, ant-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes discs, all-round
Gearbox ZF 5DS12 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 420 kilo / 926 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,797 mm (149.5 in) / 1,727 mm (68 in) / 762 mm (30 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,330 mm (91.7 in) / 1,473 mm (58 in) / 1,473 mm (58 in)
Wheels (fr/r) 13 x 8 / 13 x 10

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.52 bhp / kg

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