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Lotus Eclat Series 2.2

(1980 model)

Brief specs of 1980 Lotus Eclat Series 2.2

3-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2174 cm3 / 132.7 cu in / 132.7 cu in, 119.3 kW / 160.0 hp / 160.0 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 217.0 N·m / 160.1 lb·ft / 160.1 lb·ft @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 212 km/h / 132 mph / 132 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from1980
ModelEclat Series 2.2Issued until
SerieEclatNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLotusCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4530 l / 159.98 cu ft / 159.98 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4458 mm / 175.5 in / 175.5 inTotal (curb) weight1102 kg / 2429 lb / 2429 lb
Width1816 mm / 71.5 in / 71.5 inDry weight
Height1201 mm / 47.3 in / 47.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2484 mm / 97.8 in / 97.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1486 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1499 mm / 59.0 in / 59.0 inWeight distribution (front)52.0 % / 52.0 % / 52.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity67 l / 14.8 UK gal / 17.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.85 m2 / 20.0 sq ft / 20.0 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 valves16
Engine ManufacturerLotusValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionlight alloy block & headBore95.3 mm / 3.75 in / 3.75 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.25
Fuel supply2 De 45 DHLA carbsEngine displacement2174 cm3 / 132.7 cu in / 132.7 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity543.50 cm3/cylinder / 33.166 cu in/cylinder / 33.166 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power119.3 kW / 160.0 hp / 160.0 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque217.0 N·m / 160.1 lb·ft / 160.1 lb·ft at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)50.6 kW / 67.9 hp / 67.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output54.9 kW/l / 1.206 bhp/cu in / 1.206 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque99.8 N·m/l / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.81
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.1

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.90 s / 5.90 s / 5.90 sTop (maximal) speed212 km/h / 132 mph / 132 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.80 s / 7.80 s / 7.80 sPower-to-weight ratio145.2 kW/ton / 110.0 bhp/ton / 110.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.30 s / 8.30 s / 8.30 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)21.90 s / 21.90 s / 21.90 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time16.10 s / 16.10 s / 16.10 s (top 87 km/h / 54 mph / 54 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time29.40 s / 29.40 s / 29.40 s CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationmiddleEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs
Wheels front7 x 14Wheels rear7 x 14
Tyres frontGoodyear NCT 205/60 VR 14Tyres rearGoodyear NCT 205/60 VR 14
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front264 mm / 10.4 in / 10.4 inBrake diameter rear229 mm / 9.0 in / 9.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lotus Eclat Series 2.2

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