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Lotus Cortina Mk1 1963-1966 & Mk2 1966-1970

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Lotus Cortina Mk1 (1963-1966)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
108
0-60 mph
9.2-13.6 (depending on source)
1/4 mile
18.4
BHP
105 @5500rpm
Torque lbft
108 @4000rpm
Engine capacity CC/CU
1558/95
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Valve Type/No
Twin Cam 8
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
168.3
Width (in)
62.5
Height (in)
53.7
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1995

Additional Info: The Mk1 ran from 1963-1966. A lot of deveopment went into producing the Twin Cam Lotus engine, which subsequently was used for motorsport and became quite popular. The Cortina used a number of materials to make it a lightweight performance GT saloon. The 0-60 times are irrelevant as much of the cars ability was in it’s handling and it’s competitiveness on the track.

 

Lotus Cortina Mk2

Lotus Cortina Mk2 (1966-1970)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
104
0-60 mph
9.8-11 (depending on source)
1/4 mile
18.2
BHP
110 @6000rpm
Torque lbft
107 @4500rpm
BHP per ton
121
Engine capacity CC/CU
1558/95
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Valve Type/No
Twin Cam 8
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
168
Width (in)
65.5
Height (in)
55
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1995

Additional Info: The Mk2 ran from 1966-1970.