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Lotus Elan 1971

Easiest Lotus Elan is considered as one of the lightest in the management of vehicles from the ever released, and it is an honor, given that it was designed in the 1960s. It was created by the founder of the company Lotus Colin Chapman in it, using a simple backbone frame, as well as establishing an independent front suspension with models Triumph Herald and independent rear with patented pillars of the Chapman. It was assumed that the model will be used fiberglasovaya monokokovaya design, but to quickly test prototypes, in them was independent steel chassis. It worked well, what Elan launched into production for an experienced model, but with fiberglasovym body. Engine take with Lotus Cortina that time, starting with the volume of 1,4 litres, but later it was replaced in the engine volume of 1.5 liters. Power was exceptional, but it is a moving car did weight - 687 kg. On the bends was no lack of reaction to the turn of the steering wheel, as importation, model remained on the track at the corners and showed good traction with the road even at 165 mm tires.

Maximum speed:

189 km/h

0-95 km/h:

7,0 sec.

engine Type:

inline 4-cylinder

the working volume of the engine:

1558 cm3


manual 4-speed

the Maximum power:

94 kW at 6500 rpm

the Maximum torque:

153 Nm at 5500 rpm


688 kg


9,2 km/l

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