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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1962
Numbers built:12 +3
Successor:Lotus 25 Climax
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 29, 2007
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Engine
Configuration Coventry Climax FWMV Mk 2 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium alloy block and head
Displacement 1,494 cc / 91.2 cu in
Bore / Stroke 63.0 mm (2.5 in) / 60.0 mm (2.4 in)
Compression 11.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 4 Weber Carburettors
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 186 bhp / 139 KW @ 8,500 rpm
Torque 161 Nm / 119 ft lbs @ 7,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 124 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis fibreglass body on steel spaceframe
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension reversed lower wishbones, upper links, twin trailing arms, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes Girling discs, all-round
Gearbox ZF 5DS-10 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 455 kilo / 1,003 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,607 mm (142 in) / 1,594 mm (62.8 in) / 838 mm (33 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,286 mm (90 in) / 1,346 mm (53 in) / 1,359 mm (53.5 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.41 bhp / kg

Resources
Suggested reading
  • The Lotus Book S2, by William Taylor
  • 1½-Litre Grand Prix Racing - Low Power, High Tech, by Mark Whitelock
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