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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1965
Numbers built:3
Predecessor:Lotus 30 S2 Ford
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:February 15, 2011
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Engine
Configuration Ford 351 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 5,754 cc / 351.1 cu in
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed Tecalemit-Jackson Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 450 bhp / 336 KW
BHP/Liter 78 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis G.R.P. body on box section steel backbone chassis
Front suspension unequal length double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension double wishbones, lower radius rods, coil springs over dampers
Brakes (fr/r) Girling discs
Gearbox Hewland LG500 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 748 kilo / 1,649 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,188 mm (164.9 in) / 1,726 mm (68 in) / 673 mm (26.5 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,386 mm (93.9 in) / 1,345 mm (53 in) / 1,345 mm (53 in)
Fuel tank 265 Litre (70 Gallon US / 58.3 Gallon Imperial)
Tyres Firestone

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.6 bhp / kg

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