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Lotus Elan 1989

Although the concept was reasonable, correct and reliable, the new Elan appeared at the wrong time for the company Lotus. The model was presented in 1989, when threatened the global economic downturn. It was built with the use of actuators Isuzu, in order to reduce the cost, but the people were not trusted enough peredneprivodnomu car to buy it after the end of the difficult times. The company Lotus used a version of its own hrebtovoy frame, adapted to the new power, and all worked out very well. The model showed a striking coupling of tyres with road, engine capacity of 1.6 liters, there was an electronic fuel injection. The engine freely rotating torque was high because of ostuzhaemomu water turbochargers. The body was made with the use of forms fiberglasa, therefore, turned out to be very easy. Specially designed lever front suspension with a cross-lever kept torque at a minimum while back, more low-lying cross levers kept the car at the corners.

Maximum speed:

218 km/h

0-95 km/h:

6.5 seconds.

engine Type:

inline 4-cylinder

the working volume of the engine:

1588 cm3

Gearbox:

mechanical 5-speed

the Maximum power:

123 kW at 6600 rpm

the Maximum torque:

200 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm

Demon:

1024 kg

Efficiency:

7 km/l

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