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Lotus Elan

(1968 model)

Brief specs of 1968 Lotus Elan

2-door 2-seater coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1558 cm3 / 95.1 cu in / 95.1 cu in, 77.0 kW / 103.3 hp / 103.3 hp @ 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from1968
ModelElanIssued until
SerieElanNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLotusCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typecoupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4090 l / 144.44 cu ft / 144.44 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4290 mm / 168.9 in / 168.9 inTotal (curb) weight820 kg / 1808 lb / 1808 lb
Width1690 mm / 66.5 in / 66.5 inDry weight
Height1200 mm / 47.2 in / 47.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2440 mm / 96.1 in / 96.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance160 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity59 l / 13.0 UK gal / 15.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.6Frontal area (A)1.72 m2 / 18.6 sq ft / 18.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.03 m2 / 11.1 sq ft / 11.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)25.7 kW / 34.5 hp / 34.5 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 supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1558 cm3 / 95.1 cu in / 95.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power77.0 kW / 103.3 hp / 103.3 hp at 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)44.3 kW / 59.4 hp / 59.4 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output49.4 kW/l / 1.086 bhp/cu in / 1.086 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific 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)6.40 s / 6.40 s / 6.40 sTop (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)8.40 s / 8.40 s / 8.40 sPower-to-weight ratio128.0 kW/ton / 97.0 bhp/ton / 97.0 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 circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lotus Elan

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