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Lotus Excel SA

(1986 model)

Brief specs of 1986 Lotus Excel SA

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2174 cm3 / 132.7 cu in / 132.7 cu in, 134.2 kW / 180.0 hp / 180.0 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 224.0 N·m / 165.2 lb·ft / 165.2 lb·ft @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from1986
ModelExcel SAIssued until
SerieExcelNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLotusCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4530 l / 159.98 cu ft / 159.98 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4376 mm / 172.3 in / 172.3 inTotal (curb) weight1177 kg / 2595 lb / 2595 lb
Width1816 mm / 71.5 in / 71.5 inDry weight
Height1016 mm / 40.0 in / 40.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2482 mm / 97.7 in / 97.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1461 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1461 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity31 l / 6.8 UK gal / 8.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.32Frontal area (A)1.57 m2 / 16.9 sq ft / 16.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.50 m2 / 5.4 sq ft / 5.4 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)12.5 kW / 16.7 hp / 16.7 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerLotusValves 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 supply2 De carbsEngine displacement2174 cm3 / 132.7 cu in / 132.7 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity543.50 cm3/cylinder / 33.166 cu in/cylinder / 33.166 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.9 : 1
SumpMax. output power134.2 kW / 180.0 hp / 180.0 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque224.0 N·m / 165.2 lb·ft / 165.2 lb·ft at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)57.9 kW / 77.7 hp / 77.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output61.7 kW/l / 1.357 bhp/cu in / 1.357 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque103.0 N·m/l / 0.90 lb·ft/cu in / 0.90 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)8.20 s / 8.20 s / 8.20 sPower-to-weight ratio152.9 kW/ton / 115.9 bhp/ton / 115.9 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 frontIndependent, Upper wishbone,LTr Links, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Lower wishbone,U Links, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front215/50-R15Tyres rear215/50-R15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lotus Excel SA

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