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Lotus Seven S2

(1960 model)

Brief specs of 1960 Lotus Seven S2

2-door 2-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 946 cm3 / 57.7 cu in / 57.7 cu in, 27.0 kW / 36.2 hp / 36.2 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from1960
ModelSeven S2Issued until
SerieSevenNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLotusCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3310 l / 116.89 cu ft / 116.89 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3360 mm / 132.3 in / 132.3 inTotal (curb) weight435 kg / 959 lb / 959 lb
Width1490 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inDry weight
Height1100 mm / 43.3 in / 43.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2240 mm / 88.2 in / 88.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity29 l / 6.4 UK gal / 7.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.5  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.6Frontal area (A)1.39 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 / 27.9 hp / 27.9 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 displacement946 cm3 / 57.7 cu in / 57.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power27.0 kW / 36.2 hp / 36.2 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)10.8 kW / 14.5 hp / 14.5 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output28.5 kW/l / 0.627 bhp/cu in / 0.627 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
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 ratio85.1 kW/ton / 64.5 bhp/ton / 64.5 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 locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lotus Seven S2

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