Lotus Elite 

  • $5k built in England
  • 1963
  • 95 HP 1.2L
  • 125 mph
The revolutionary aspect behind the Lotus Elite is its fibreglass monocoque.
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Lotus adapted much of its grand prix racing techology into the Elite.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Lotus Elite

0-60mph

Elite
7.9 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

Elite
125 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Lotus Elite

Price

Elite
$5k
Veneno
$4.106M
Veyron
$1.50M

Horsepower

Elite
95 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

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Lotus Elite

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Maintenance was expensive and Lotus made every car at a loss.
The revolutionary aspect behind the Lotus Elite is its fibreglass monocoque.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Lotus
Price $4,780
Type of car Production car
Year 1963

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 14.95 lb/hp
Maximum hp 95 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 75 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 1,216 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10:1
Bore/stroke 3 in / 2.62 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

road tests

Top speed 125 mph
0-60mph 7.9 s
Drag coefficient 0.29

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 2.53:1
  2. 2: 1.71:1
  3. 3: 1.23:1
  4. 4: 1:1
Axle ratio 4.22:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 381/? 102
Rear wheels 381/? 102

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,420 lb
Width 58.5 in
Height 47 in
Length 147 in
Front track width 47 in
Wheelbase 88.2 in
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