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Key facts

1969 Lotus Elan +2 information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4293 mm
How heavy?
889 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1558 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
120 PS / 118 bhp / 88 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
146 Nm / 108 ft.lb / 14.9 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 8.90 s
How fast?
190 km/h, 118 mph

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1969 Lotus Elan +2 technical specifications

Introduction

The Elan +2 is a rear wheel drive coupé road car with a front placed engine, manufactured by Lotus.
It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 1.6 litre capacity. This unit features double overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 118 bhp (120 PS/88 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 146 N·m (108 lb·ft/14.9 kgm) at 4000 rpm.
The engine powers the wheels through a 4 speed manual transmission.
Quoted kerb weight is 889 kg.
It is claimed to attain a maxiumum speed of 190 km/h, or 118 mph.
1969 Lotus Elan +2 data
1969 Lotus Elan +2 data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2438 96
Track/tread (front) 1397 55
Track/tread (rear) 1397 55
Length 4293 169
Width 1676 66
Height 1194 47
Ground clearance 152 6
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight 889 kg 1960 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 59.1 litres 13 UK Gal 15.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1558 cc
(95.075 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 82.57 × 72.75 mm
3.25 × 2.86 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.13
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
120 PS (118 bhp) (88 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
75.7 bhp/litre
1.24 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
146 Nm (108 ft·lb) (14.9 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
93.71 Nm/litre
1.13 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system 2 We carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1177.6 kPa (170.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 389.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 6.80 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 8.90 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 24.20 s
Standing quarter-mile 16.60 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 190 km/h (118 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 134.58 PS/g
98.98 kW/g
132.73 bhp/ton
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.1 kg/kW
16.88 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 2.500
Turning circle 10.70 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.LW.ChmnS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.77
general
Carfolio.com ID63019
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1969 Lotus Elan +2 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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