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Lotus 16

(1958 model)

Brief specs of 1958 Lotus 16

petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 2500 cm3 / 152.6 cu in / 152.6 cu in, 177.0 kW / 237.4 hp / 237.4 hp @ 6750 rpm / 6750 rpm / 6750 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from1958
Model16Issued until
Serie16Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLotusCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3510 mm / 138.2 in / 138.2 inTotal (curb) weight550 kg / 1213 lb / 1213 lb
WidthDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2260 mm / 89.0 in / 89.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.55  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
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 valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement2500 cm3 / 152.6 cu in / 152.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power177.0 kW / 237.4 hp / 237.4 hp at 6750 rpm / 6750 rpm / 6750 rpm
AspirationMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)70.8 kW / 94.9 hp / 94.9 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output70.8 kW/l / 1.556 bhp/cu in / 1.556 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio438.2 kW/ton / 332.0 bhp/ton / 332.0 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 locationEngine 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 16

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