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Lotus Esprit S4 S

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Lotus Esprit S4 S

2-seater convertible (cabriolet), 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2174 cm3 / 132.7 cu in / 132.7 cu in, 213.0 kW / 285.6 hp / 285.6 hp, 509.9 N·m / 376.1 lb·ft / 376.1 lb·ft, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 265 km/h / 165 mph / 165 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from1996
ModelEsprit S4 SIssued until
SerieEspritNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLotusCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4510 l / 159.27 cu ft / 159.27 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4430 mm / 174.4 in / 174.4 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1840 mm / 72.4 in / 72.4 inDry weight
Height1150 mm / 45.3 in / 45.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2420 mm / 95.3 in / 95.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance110 mm / 4.3 in / 4.3 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.83  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.80 m2 / 19.4 sq ft / 19.4 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 valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore95.3 mm / 3.75 in / 3.75 in
FuelStroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.25
Fuel supplyEngine displacement2174 cm3 / 132.7 cu in / 132.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity543.54 cm3/cylinder / 33.169 cu in/cylinder / 33.169 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power213.0 kW / 285.6 hp / 285.6 hp at
AspirationMax. torque509.9 N·m / 376.1 lb·ft / 376.1 lb·ft at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)85.2 kW / 114.3 hp / 114.3 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output98.0 kW/l / 2.153 bhp/cu in / 2.153 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque234.5 N·m/l / 2.05 lb·ft/cu in / 2.05 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed265 km/h / 165 mph / 165 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)4.70 s / 4.70 s / 4.70 sPower-to-weight ratio
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 locationmiddleEngine alignment
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 Esprit S4 S

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