Lotus Elan SE 1989-1995


May 23, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 30, 2015
Lotus Elan SE (1989-1994)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
137
0-50 mph
5
0-60 mph
6.6
0-100 mph
17.5
1/4 mile
15
0-1 km
27.4
BHP
165 @6600rpm
Torque lbft
148 @4200rpm
BHP per ton
161
Engine capacity CC/CU
1588/97
Engine type
Straight 4 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Turbocharged
Compression Ratio
8.2:1
Valve Type/No
DOHC 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
FWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
149.7
Width (in)
68.3
Height (in)
48.4
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2248
Additional Info: Believe it or not, this is powered by an Isuzu engine and uses an Isuzu gearbox. Given the Lotus model code M100. The 1990-1993 base model has 130bhp and gets to 60 in 7.6 secs with a 1/4 mile time of 16.1. The S1 SE (above) ran from 1989-1994, the S2 ran from 1994-1995 and had 155bhp and improved handling, but slower, 0-60 in 7.3, 0-100 in 21.4.

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