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Lotus Esprit S3

(1985 model)

Brief specs of 1985 Lotus Esprit S3

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, 2174 cm3 / 132.7 cu in / 132.7 cu in, 118.0 kW / 158.2 hp / 158.2 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 217.0 N·m / 160.1 lb·ft / 160.1 lb·ft @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, rear wheel drive, consumption 9.1 l/100km / 31.0 mpg-UK / 25.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from1985
ModelEsprit S3Issued until
SerieEspritNumber 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)4530 l / 159.98 cu ft / 159.98 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4200 mm / 165.4 in / 165.4 inTotal (curb) weight1068 kg / 2355 lb / 2355 lb
Width1860 mm / 73.2 in / 73.2 inDry weight
Height1120 mm / 44.1 in / 44.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2490 mm / 98.0 in / 98.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity31 l / 6.8 UK gal / 8.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.77 m2 / 19.1 sq ft / 19.1 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 constructionBore95.3 mm / 3.75 in / 3.75 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.25
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement2174 cm3 / 132.7 cu in / 132.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity543.54 cm3/cylinder / 33.169 cu in/cylinder / 33.169 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power118.0 kW / 158.2 hp / 158.2 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque217.0 N·m / 160.1 lb·ft / 160.1 lb·ft at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)59.8 kW / 80.2 hp / 80.2 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output54.3 kW/l / 1.193 bhp/cu in / 1.193 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque99.8 N·m/l / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)4.70 s / 4.70 s / 4.70 sTop (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.50 s / 6.50 s / 6.50 sPower-to-weight ratio150.0 kW/ton / 113.6 bhp/ton / 113.6 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)9.1 l/100km / 31.0 mpg-UK / 25.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions213 g/km / 343 g/mi / 343 g/mi (est.)
  Range341 km / 212 mi / 212 mi

Chassis

Engine locationmiddleEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/70-R14Tyres rear205/70-R14
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lotus Esprit S3

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