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Lotus Elan S2

(1994 model)

Brief specs of 1994 Lotus Elan S2

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1588 cm3 / 96.9 cu in / 96.9 cu in, 115.6 kW / 155.0 hp / 155.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 198.0 N·m / 146.0 lb·ft / 146.0 lb·ft @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, 214 km/h / 133 mph / 133 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from1994
ModelElan S2Issued until
SerieElanNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLotusCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3803 mm / 149.7 in / 149.7 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1734 mm / 68.3 in / 68.3 inDry weight
Height1230 mm / 48.4 in / 48.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2250 mm / 88.6 in / 88.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity46 l / 10.1 UK gal / 12.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.81 m2 / 19.5 sq ft / 19.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeIsuzu LotusTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerIsuzuValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke79.0 mm / 3.11 in / 3.11 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.01
Fuel supplyMPFiEngine displacement1588 cm3 / 96.9 cu in / 96.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity397.00 cm3/cylinder / 24.226 cu in/cylinder / 24.226 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power115.6 kW / 155.0 hp / 155.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque198.0 N·m / 146.0 lb·ft / 146.0 lb·ft at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)46.2 kW / 62.0 hp / 62.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output72.8 kW/l / 1.600 bhp/cu in / 1.600 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque124.7 N·m/l / 1.09 lb·ft/cu in / 1.09 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed214 km/h / 133 mph / 133 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.30 s / 7.30 s / 7.30 sPower-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.80 s / 7.80 s / 7.80 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)21.40 s / 21.40 s / 21.40 sFuel 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 locationotherEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Double wishbones, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Lower wishbone,UTrL, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7 x 16Wheels rear7 x 16
Tyres front205/45 R 16 VTyres rear205/45 R 16 V
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front256 mm / 10.1 in / 10.1 inBrake diameter rear236 mm / 9.3 in / 9.3 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lotus Elan S2

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