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Lotus Elan S2

(1966 model)

Brief specs of 1966 Lotus Elan S2

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1556 cm3 / 95.0 cu in / 95.0 cu in, 77.0 kW / 103.3 hp / 103.3 hp @ 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from1966
ModelElan S2Issued until
SerieElanNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLotusCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3020 l / 106.65 cu ft / 106.65 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3700 mm / 145.7 in / 145.7 inTotal (curb) weight660 kg / 1455 lb / 1455 lb
Width1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inDry weight
Height1150 mm / 45.3 in / 45.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2140 mm / 84.3 in / 84.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance160 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity29 l / 6.4 UK gal / 7.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.6Frontal area (A)1.40 m2 / 15.0 sq ft / 15.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.84 m2 / 9.0 sq ft / 9.0 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)20.8 kW / 28.0 hp / 28.0 hp (est.)

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 displacement1556 cm3 / 95.0 cu in / 95.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power77.0 kW / 103.3 hp / 103.3 hp at 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm
AspirationMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)30.8 kW / 41.3 hp / 41.3 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output49.5 kW/l / 1.088 bhp/cu in / 1.088 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
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 ratio159.1 kW/ton / 120.5 bhp/ton / 120.5 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 circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front5.20-13Tyres rear5.20-13
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lotus Elan S2

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