Lotus

  • built in England
  • 1955
  • 72 HP 1.1L
  • 128 mph
 
The first car built with regard to aerodynamics at Lotus was the 9.
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The chassis was designed to accept a multitude of engines from the MG unit to a more potent Coventry Climax FWA.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Lotus 9

0-60mph

Lotus 9
7.8 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

Lotus 9
128 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Lotus 9

Number built

Lotus 9
24 cars
Veyron
300 cars
Veneno
4 cars

Horsepower

Lotus 9
72 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

In The News From around the web

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Lotus 9

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Because of this sole effort many cars with the Coventry Climax engine are called 'Le Mans.
The chassis was designed to accept a multitude of engines from the MG unit to a more potent Coventry Climax FWA.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Lotus
Type of car Race car
Year 1955
Number built 24 cars

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 12.86 lb/hp
Maximum hp 72 HP @ 6,100 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 1,098 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.8:1
Bore/stroke 2.9 in / 2.6 in

road tests

Top speed 128 mph
0-60mph 7.8 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 926 lb
Width 56 in
Height 33.5 in
Length 142 in
Front track width 48.5 in
Wheelbase 87.5 in
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