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Lotus XI Le Mans

(1957 model)

Brief specs of 1957 Lotus XI Le Mans

2-door 2-seater roadster, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1098 cm3 / 67.0 cu in / 67.0 cu in, 62.6 kW / 83.9 hp / 83.9 hp @ 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm, rear wheel drive, 204 km/h / 127 mph / 127 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from1957
ModelXI Le MansIssued until
SerieXINumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLotusCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeroadsterNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3340 l / 117.95 cu ft / 117.95 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3531 mm / 139.0 in / 139.0 inTotal (curb) weight410 kg / 904 lb / 904 lb
Width1543 mm / 60.7 in / 60.7 inDry weight
Height813 mm / 32.0 in / 32.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2235 mm / 88.0 in / 88.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1162 mm / 45.7 in / 45.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1194 mm / 47.0 in / 47.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.58  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.07 m2 / 11.5 sq ft / 11.5 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 valves8
Engine ManufacturerCoventry-ClimaxValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore72.4 mm / 2.85 in / 2.85 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke66.7 mm / 2.63 in / 2.63 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.09
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement1098 cm3 / 67.0 cu in / 67.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity274.50 cm3/cylinder / 16.751 cu in/cylinder / 16.751 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power62.6 kW / 83.9 hp / 83.9 hp at 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)15.4 kW / 20.6 hp / 20.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output57.0 kW/l / 1.253 bhp/cu in / 1.253 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)8.00 s / 8.00 s / 8.00 sTop (maximal) speed204 km/h / 127 mph / 127 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)10.00 s / 10.00 s / 10.00 sPower-to-weight ratio204.9 kW/ton / 155.2 bhp/ton / 155.2 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 XI Le Mans

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