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Lotus Elite S1

(1958 model)

Brief specs of 1958 Lotus Elite S1

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1216 cm3 / 74.2 cu in / 74.2 cu in, 53.0 kW / 71.1 hp / 71.1 hp @ 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm, 105.0 N·m / 77.4 lb·ft / 77.4 lb·ft @ 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from1958
ModelElite S1Issued until
SerieEliteNumber 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)3340 l / 117.95 cu ft / 117.95 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3770 mm / 148.4 in / 148.4 inTotal (curb) weight580 kg / 1279 lb / 1279 lb
Width1510 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inDry weight
Height1200 mm / 47.2 in / 47.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2240 mm / 88.2 in / 88.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance170 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity29 l / 6.4 UK gal / 7.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)1.54 m2 / 16.6 sq ft / 16.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.46 m2 / 5.0 sq ft / 5.0 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)11.5 kW / 15.4 hp / 15.4 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke66.7 mm / 2.63 in / 2.63 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.14
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1216 cm3 / 74.2 cu in / 74.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity304.18 cm3/cylinder / 18.562 cu in/cylinder / 18.562 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power53.0 kW / 71.1 hp / 71.1 hp at 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque105.0 N·m / 77.4 lb·ft / 77.4 lb·ft at 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)21.2 kW / 28.4 hp / 28.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output43.6 kW/l / 0.958 bhp/cu in / 0.958 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque86.3 N·m/l / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in / 0.76 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) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio124.1 kW/ton / 94.0 bhp/ton / 94.0 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 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 Elite S1

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