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Lotus Elan S4 1600

(1969 model)

Brief specs of 1969 Lotus Elan S4 1600

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1558 cm3 / 95.1 cu in / 95.1 cu in, 81.0 kW / 108.6 hp / 108.6 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 147.0 N·m / 108.4 lb·ft / 108.4 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 193 km/h / 120 mph / 120 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from1969
ModelElan S4 1600Issued 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)4090 l / 144.44 cu ft / 144.44 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3690 mm / 145.3 in / 145.3 inTotal (curb) weight700 kg / 1543 lb / 1543 lb
Width1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inDry weight
Height1170 mm / 46.1 in / 46.1 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 capacity45 l / 9.9 UK gal / 11.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.42 m2 / 15.3 sq ft / 15.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.57 m2 / 6.1 sq ft / 6.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)14.1 kW / 19.0 hp / 19.0 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore82.6 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.8 mm / 2.87 in / 2.87 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.13
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1558 cm3 / 95.1 cu in / 95.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity390.10 cm3/cylinder / 23.805 cu in/cylinder / 23.805 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power81.0 kW / 108.6 hp / 108.6 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque147.0 N·m / 108.4 lb·ft / 108.4 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)32.4 kW / 43.4 hp / 43.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output52.0 kW/l / 1.143 bhp/cu in / 1.143 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque94.4 N·m/l / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed193 km/h / 120 mph / 120 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio157.1 kW/ton / 119.0 bhp/ton / 119.0 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 locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle9.0 m / 29.5 ft / 29.5 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front155/80-R13Tyres rear155/80-R13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lotus Elan S4 1600

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