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Lotus Carlton

(1989 model)

Brief specs of 1989 Lotus Carlton

2-seater convertible (cabriolet), 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3615 cm3 / 220.6 cu in / 220.6 cu in, 569.2 N·m / 419.8 lb·ft / 419.8 lb·ft, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 289 km/h / 180 mph / 180 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from1989
ModelCarltonIssued until
SerieCarltonNumber 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

Length4780 mm / 188.2 in / 188.2 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1940 mm / 76.4 in / 76.4 inDry weight
Height1940 mm / 76.4 in / 76.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2750 mm / 108.3 in / 108.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)3.20 m2 / 34.4 sq ft / 34.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
FuelStroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement3615 cm3 / 220.6 cu in / 220.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power at
AspirationMax. torque569.2 N·m / 419.8 lb·ft / 419.8 lb·ft at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)
CoolantSpecific output
Catalytic converterSpecific torque157.4 N·m/l / 1.38 lb·ft/cu in / 1.38 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed289 km/h / 180 mph / 180 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)5.10 s / 5.10 s / 5.10 sPower-to-weight ratio
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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lotus Carlton

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