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Lotus
Elan
(1989)




Basic (general) data

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Marque (make)Image of Lotus Elan
Lotus
SerieElan
Model family
ModelElan
Model codeM100
Issued from1989
Issued until
Country of originUK
Number made
Body construction
Body designation

Bodywork

 
Base platform
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)
Bodywork designerPeter Stevens
Number of doors2
Number of seats2
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]

Dimensions & Weight

 
Wheelbase [mm / in / in]2250 / 88.6 / 88.6
Track front [mm / in / in]
Track rear [mm / in / in]
Length [mm / in / in]3802 / 149.7 / 149.7
Width [mm / in / in]1735 / 68.3 / 68.3
Height [mm / in / in]1229 / 48.4 / 48.4
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]130 / 5.1 / 5.1
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]997 / 2198 / 2198
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]46 / 10.2 / 12.3

Aerodynamics

 
Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.34
Frontal area (A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]1.81 / 19.5 / 19.5 (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]0.62 / 6.6 / 6.6 (est.)
Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph) [kW / hp / hp]15.3 / 20.5 / 20.5 (est.)

Engine

 
Engine CodeIsuzu Lotus
Engine ManufacturerIsuzu
Engine Typestraight (inline)
Engine Type Details
Sumpwet
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)
Total number of cylinders4
Total number of valves16
Valves per cylinder4
Engine Main bearings
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]80.0 / 3.15 / 3.15
Stroke [mm / in / in]79.0 / 3.11 / 3.11
Bore/Stroke ratio1.01
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]1588 / 96.9 / 96.9
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]397.00 / 24.226 / 24.226
Compression ratio10.0
Fuel supplyRo fuel inj.
Aspirationnatural
Compressor typeN/A
Intercoolerno
Catalytic converter
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]96.9 / 129.9 / 129.9
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]7200 / 7200 / 7200
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]142.0 / 104.7 / 104.7
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]4200 / 4200 / 4200
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Coolantwater
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]54.4 / 73.0 / 73.0 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]61.0 / 1.341 / 1.341
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]89.4 / 0.78 / 0.78

Transmission

 
Transmission typemanual
Number of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio0.83
Final gear (drive) ratio4.12

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]130.4 / 98.8 / 98.8
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]7.60 / 7.60 / 7.60
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]196 / 122 / 122
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 alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion
Steering details
Turns lock-to-lock
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Double wishbones, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Suspension rearIndependent, Lower wishbone,UTrL, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front
Wheels rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes frontdisc
Brakes reardisc
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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