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Lotus Europa

(1967 model)

Brief specs of 1967 Lotus Europa

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1470 cm3 / 89.7 cu in / 89.7 cu in, 58.2 kW / 78.0 hp / 78.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 103.0 N·m / 76.0 lb·ft / 76.0 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from1967
ModelEuropaIssued until
SerieEuropaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLotusCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3975 mm / 156.5 in / 156.5 inTotal (curb) weight660 kg / 1455 lb / 1455 lb
Width1638 mm / 64.5 in / 64.5 inDry weight
Height1067 mm / 42.0 in / 42.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2311 mm / 91.0 in / 91.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1353 mm / 53.3 in / 53.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.29Frontal area (A)1.49 m2 / 16.0 sq ft / 16.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.43 m2 / 4.6 sq ft / 4.6 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)10.7 kW / 14.4 hp / 14.4 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerRenaultValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore76.0 mm / 2.99 in / 2.99 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.94
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1470 cm3 / 89.7 cu in / 89.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity367.50 cm3/cylinder / 22.426 cu in/cylinder / 22.426 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power58.2 kW / 78.0 hp / 78.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque103.0 N·m / 76.0 lb·ft / 76.0 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)31.0 kW / 41.6 hp / 41.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.6 kW/l / 0.870 bhp/cu in / 0.870 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque70.1 N·m/l / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.56

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)6.90 s / 6.90 s / 6.90 sTop (maximal) speed185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)9.30 s / 9.30 s / 9.30 sPower-to-weight ratio118.2 kW/ton / 89.5 bhp/ton / 89.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationmiddleEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lotus Europa

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