Lotus Elan 26R 

  • built in England
  • 1964-1966
  • 1.6L
 
In preparation for the 26R, Lotus took an undelivered car and send it to Lotus Components to be outfitted with competition pieces.
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In preparation for racing Lotus Components had a fully-rose jointed suspension, lightweight fiberglass panels and a BRM-built engine that was capable of 180 bhp.
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Data points Key details of the Lotus Elan 26R

Engine size

Elan 26R
1,588 cc
Veyron
7,993 cc

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Lotus Elan 26R

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In 1964 Lotus prepared a racing version of their potent Elan for privateer teams.
In preparation for racing Lotus Components had a fully-rose jointed suspension, lightweight fiberglass panels and a BRM-built engine that was capable of 180 bhp.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Lotus
Type of car Race car
Year 1964-1966

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 2.92:1
  2. 2: 2.51:1
  3. 3: 1.64:1
  4. 4: 1:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 330/? 114
Rear wheels 330/? 114

power & handling

Weight distribution 48%/52%
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 1,588 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 3.3 in / 2.9 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,323 lb
Width 56 in
Height 46 in
Length 145 in
Front track width 47 in
Wheelbase 84 in
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