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Lotus Elan Plus 2S 130

(1971 model)

Brief specs of 1971 Lotus Elan Plus 2S 130

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1558 cm3 / 95.1 cu in / 95.1 cu in, 94.0 kW / 126.1 hp / 126.1 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 153.0 N·m / 112.8 lb·ft / 112.8 lb·ft @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 193 km/h / 120 mph / 120 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from1971
ModelElan Plus 2S 130Issued until
SerieElanNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLotusCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4090 l / 144.44 cu ft / 144.44 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4267 mm / 168.0 in / 168.0 inTotal (curb) weight864 kg / 1905 lb / 1905 lb
Width1613 mm / 63.5 in / 63.5 inDry weight
Height1194 mm / 47.0 in / 47.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2438 mm / 96.0 in / 96.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1397 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1397 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inWeight distribution (front)51.0 % / 51.0 % / 51.0 %
Ground clearance165 mm / 6.5 in / 6.5 inFuel capacity59 l / 13.0 UK gal / 15.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.64 m2 / 17.6 sq ft / 17.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerLotusValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore82.6 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.8 mm / 2.86 in / 2.86 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.13
Fuel supply2 We carbsEngine displacement1558 cm3 / 95.1 cu in / 95.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity389.50 cm3/cylinder / 23.769 cu in/cylinder / 23.769 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.3 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power94.0 kW / 126.1 hp / 126.1 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque153.0 N·m / 112.8 lb·ft / 112.8 lb·ft at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)41.8 kW / 56.1 hp / 56.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output60.3 kW/l / 1.326 bhp/cu in / 1.326 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque98.2 N·m/l / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.77

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.60 s / 5.60 s / 5.60 sTop (maximal) speed193 km/h / 120 mph / 120 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.50 s / 7.50 s / 7.50 sPower-to-weight ratio145.8 kW/ton / 110.5 bhp/ton / 110.5 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 locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Lower wishbone,ChmnS
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front155/80-R13Tyres rear155/80-R13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lotus Elan Plus 2S 130

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