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  Lotus 17 Climax
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1959
Numbers built:23
Internal name:Type 17
Designed by:Len Terry for Lotus
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:April 05, 2018
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Engine
Configuration Coventry Climax Straight 4
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 1,098 cc / 67 cu in
Bore / Stroke 72.4 mm (2.9 in) / 66.6 mm (2.6 in)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed 2 Weber Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 100 bhp / 75 kW
BHP/Liter 91 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium and fibreglass panels
Chassis steel tubular spaceframe with stressed floor
Front suspension Chapman struts, lower wishbones, radius arms
Rear suspension Chapman struts, forward radius arms, fixed length driveshafts
Steering rack-and-pinion
Front Brakes Girling discs, 241mm (9.5 in)
Rear brakes Girling discs, in-board, 241mm (9.5 in)
Gearbox BMC B-Series 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 340 kilo / 750 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,327 mm (131 in) / 1,410 mm (55.5 in) / 851 mm (33.5 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,083 mm (82 in) / 1,067 mm (42 in) / 1,143 mm (45 in)
Fuel tank 36 Litre (9.5 Gallon US / 7.9 Gallon Imperial)
Wheels (fr/r) 4 x 15 / 5.5 x 15
Tyres (fr/r) 4.5 - 15 / 5.5 - 15

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.29 bhp / kg

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