The Lotus Eleven Sports Two-Seater

Engine: Four cylinders, 63.5 by 92.5 mm. (1,172 c.c.). Side valves. 8.0-to-1 compression-ratio. Approximately 40 b.h.p. at 5,700 r.p.m. Safe sustained maximum: 5,250 r.p.m.

Gear ratios: First, 9.9 to 1; second, 5.6 to 1; top, 4.2 to 1.

Tyres: 4.00/4.25-15 Dunlop "Gold Seal" at front, 4.60-15 Dunlop G.T. at back, on centre-lock wire wheels.

Weight: 9 cwt. 0 qtr. 0 lb. (without occupants, but ready for the road, with approximately two gallons of petrol).

Fuel capacity: 7 ¾ gallons.

Wheelbase: 7 ft.1 in.

Track: Front, 3 ft. 10½ in.; rear, 3 ft. 11 in.

Dimensions: 11 ft. 2 in. by 5 ft. 0 in. by 3 ft. 1 in. (high).

Price: £872 (£1,308, inclusive of p.t.).

Makers: Lotus Engineering Co., Ltd., 7, Tottenham Lane, London. N.8.

Performance Data

Speeds on gears at maximum safe r.p.m.:

First          35.0 m.p.h.

Second      69.0 m.p.h.

Top            89.8 m.p.h.

Standing-start ¼ -mile (wet road):

Average, two-way runs 19.7 sec.

Best run                      19.4 sec.