Lotus Elan Sprint FHC 

  • built in England
  • 1971-1973
  • 126 HP 1.6L
  • 121 mph
 
Corresponding with the Lotus F1 Championship win in 1972, a redesigned badge was fitted from November 1972 onwards.
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The Sprint also came with all the S/E features such as knock-off wheels (painted black), inertial-reel seat belts, servo-assisted brakes, nylon-pile carpets and a leather-covered steering wheel.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Lotus Elan Sprint FHC

0-60mph

Elan Sprint FHC
6.5 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

Elan Sprint FHC
121 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

0-100mph

Elan Sprint FHC
19 s
Veyron
5.1 s

Data points Key details of the Lotus Elan Sprint FHC

Horsepower

Elan Sprint FHC
126 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

Torque

Elan Sprint FHC
113 ft-lb
Veyron
922 ft-lb
Agera R
888 ft-lb

In The News From around the web

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Lotus Elan Sprint FHC

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Corresponding with the Lotus F1 Championship win in 1972, a redesigned badge was fitted from November 1972 onwards.
Many Sprints were imported to the United States as 'Federal' cars.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Lotus
Type of car Production car
Year 1971-1973

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 12.38 lb/hp
Maximum hp 126 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 113 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 6,500 RPM
Weight distribution 48%/52%
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 1,558 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.3 in / 2.9 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

road tests

Top speed 121 mph
0-60mph 6.5 s
0-100mph 19 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 2.97:1
  2. 2: 2.01:1
  3. 3: 1.4:1
  4. 4: 1:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,560 lb
Width 56 in
Height 46 in
Length 145 in
Front track width 47 in
Wheelbase 84 in
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