Lotus Elan specifications

Engine: Four cylinders, 82.55 mm. x 72.75 mm. (1,558 c.c.). Twin-overhead camshafts. 9.5:1 compression ratio. 105 b.h.p. at 5,500 r.p.m.

Gear ratio: 1st, 2.509; 2nd, 1.679; 3rd, 1.230; top, 1.0:1.

Tyres: Dunlop SP41, 145-13 in.

Weight: 11-1/2 cwt. (makers' kerb weight figure).

Steering ratio: 2-1/2 turns lock-to-lock.

Fuel capacity: 10 gallons. (Range approximately 240 miles.)

Wheelbase: 7 ft.

Track: Front and rear : 3 ft. 11-1/2 in.

Dimensions: 12 ft. 1-1/2 in. x 4 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. 5 in. (high).

Price: £1,179 (in kit form). £1,435 17s. 1d. (fully assembled).

Makers: Lotus Cars Ltd., Delamare Rd., Cheshunt, Herts.

Performance data

0-30 m.p.h. ... 3.0 sec.

0-40 m.p.h. ... 4.5 sec.

0-50 m.p.h. ... 7.0 sec.

0-60 m.p.h. ... 9.2 sec.

0-70 m.p.h. ... 11.6 sec.

0-80 m.p.h. ... 14.5 sec.

0-90 m.p.h. ... 18.5 sec.

0-100 m.p.h. ... 23.8 sec.

Speeds in gears: (At 6,500 r.p.m.)

1st:, 45 m.p.h.; 2nd:, 71 m.p.h.; 3rd:, 91 m.p.h.; Top, 108 m.p.h.

Standing start 1/4-mile ... 16.5 sec.