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Lotus 340R

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 Lotus 340R

2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, 1795 cm3 / 109.5 cu in / 109.5 cu in, 142.0 kW / 190.4 hp / 190.4 hp @ 7800 rpm / 7800 rpm / 7800 rpm, 198.0 N·m / 146.0 lb·ft / 146.0 lb·ft, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 209 km/h / 130 mph / 130 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from1998
Model340RIssued until
Serie340Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLotusCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4510 l / 159.27 cu ft / 159.27 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3510 mm / 138.2 in / 138.2 inTotal (curb) weight675 kg / 1488 lb / 1488 lb
Width1730 mm / 68.1 in / 68.1 inDry weight
Height1130 mm / 44.5 in / 44.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2320 mm / 91.3 in / 91.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity72 l / 15.8 UK gal / 19.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.51  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.66 m2 / 17.9 sq ft / 17.9 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 ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1795 cm3 / 109.5 cu in / 109.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power142.0 kW / 190.4 hp / 190.4 hp at 7800 rpm / 7800 rpm / 7800 rpm
AspirationMax. torque198.0 N·m / 146.0 lb·ft / 146.0 lb·ft at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)59.7 kW / 80.0 hp / 80.0 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output79.1 kW/l / 1.738 bhp/cu in / 1.738 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque110.3 N·m/l / 0.96 lb·ft/cu in / 0.96 lb·ft/cu in

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) speed209 km/h / 130 mph / 130 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)4.30 s / 4.30 s / 4.30 sPower-to-weight ratio285.9 kW/ton / 216.6 bhp/ton / 216.6 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 front230/40-R17Tyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lotus 340R

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