Lotus Elan 1962-1973


May 23, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 30, 2015
Lotus Elan Roadster (1964)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
115
0-30 mph
3.3
0-50 mph
6.6
0-60 mph
8.7
0-100 mph
26.8
1/4 mile
16.4
30-70
8.2
BHP
105 @5500rpm
Torque lbft
108 @4000rpm
BHP per ton
153
Engine capacity CC/CU
1558/95
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettors x 2
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 8
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
145
Width (in)
57
Height (in)
45.5
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1514
Additional Info: Available as a roadster from 1962 (hardtop for roadster from 1963), a coupe from 1965 and +2 from 1967 (see seperate entry). I believe a 100bhp 1500cc version was made in 1962 also. Various changes during production include such cars as a 115bhp S3 & S4/S4 SE with 0-60 in around 7.6 secs, a 1/4 mile of 15.7 secs and the Elan Sprint (see below).

 

Lotus Elan Sprint (1971)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
120
0-50 mph
5.2
0-60 mph
7
1/4 mile
15
0-1 km
28.1
BHP
126 @6500rpm
Torque lbft
113 @5500rpm
BHP per ton
175
Engine capacity CC/CU
1558/95
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettors x 2
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
10.3:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 8
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
145.2
Width (in)
56
Height (in)
45.5
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1580
Additional Info: A 113bhp version was also produced and gave a 0-60 of 8.4 secs and a 1/4 mile of 16 secs. 1972 on cars got heavier and therefore slower.

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