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Lotus
Eclat 520
(1974)




Basic (general) data

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Marque (make)Image of Lotus Eclat 520
Lotus
SerieEclat
Model family
ModelEclat 520
Model code
Issued from1974
Issued until
Country of originUK
Number made
Body construction
Body designation

Bodywork

 
Base platform
Bodywork typefixed-head coupé
Bodywork designer
Number of doors2
Number of seats2+2
Cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Max. cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Passenger space (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]4090 / 144.44 / 144.44

Dimensions & Weight

 
Wheelbase [mm / in / in]2438 / 96.0 / 96.0
Track front [mm / in / in]1486 / 58.5 / 58.5
Track rear [mm / in / in]1499 / 59.0 / 59.0
Length [mm / in / in]4458 / 175.5 / 175.5
Width [mm / in / in]1816 / 71.5 / 71.5
Height [mm / in / in]1194 / 47.0 / 47.0
Length/wheelbase ratio1.83
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]980 / 2161 / 2161
Dry weight [kg / lb / lb]
Load capacity [kg / lb / lb]
Gross (max.) weight [kg / lb / lb]
Towing weight [kg / lb / lb]
Weight distribution (front) [% / % / %]
Fuel capacity [l / UK gal / US gal]67 / 14.8 / 17.8

Aerodynamics

 
Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)
Frontal area (A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]1.84 / 19.8 / 19.8 (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]
Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph) [kW / hp / hp]

Engine

 
Engine Code
Engine ManufacturerLotus
Engine Typestraight (inline)
Engine Type DetailsInline, 4 cylinder
Sump
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)
Total number of cylinders4
Total number of valves16
Valves per cylinder4
Engine Main bearings5
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]95.2 / 3.75 / 3.75
Stroke [mm / in / in]69.3 / 2.73 / 2.73
Bore/Stroke ratio1.37
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]1973 / 120.4 / 120.4
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]493.25 / 30.100 / 30.100
Compression ratio9.5
Fuel supply2 DO carbs
Aspirationnatural
Compressor typeN/A
Intercoolerno
Catalytic converterno
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]119.3 / 160.0 / 160.0
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]6200 / 6200 / 6200
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]190.0 / 140.1 / 140.1
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]4900 / 4900 / 4900
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Coolantwater
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]47.7 / 64.0 / 64.0 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]60.5 / 1.329 / 1.329
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]96.3 / 0.84 / 0.84

Transmission

 
Transmission typemanual
Number of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio1
Final gear (drive) ratio3.73

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]163.3 / 123.7 / 123.7
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile time [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Standing kilometer time [s / s / s]
Standing kilometer speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Top (maximal) speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Fuel consumption, City (urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Mixed (combined) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Euro [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
CO2 emissions [g/km / g/mi / g/mi]
Range [km / mi / mi]

Chassis

 
Engine locationfront
Engine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion
Steering details
Turns lock-to-lock
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs
Suspension rearIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs
Wheels front
Wheels rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes frontdisc
Brakes reardrum
Brakes details
Brake diameter front [mm / in / in]
Brake diameter rear [mm / in / in]
Braked area [cm2 / sq in / sq in]
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