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Lotus Elan specs

Car type Convertible
Curb weight 1021-1080 kg (2251-2381 lbs)
Introduced 1990
Origin country United Kingdom
Gas mileage 14.1 l/100 km (17 mpg US / 20 mpg UK)
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Lap times

Acceleration (mph)

0 - 30 mph2.4 s
0 - 40 mph3.7 s
0 - 50 mph5.0 s
0 - 60 mph6.5 s
0 - 70 mph8.7 s
0 - 80 mph10.9 s
0 - 90 mph13.5 s
0 - 100 mph17.3 s
0 - 110 mph22.2 s
0 - 120 mph29.6 s
Est. 1/8 mile10.6 s @ 80.2 mph
1/4 mile15.0 s @ 92.0 mph
Est. 1/2 mile26.6 s @ 115.6 mph

Acceleration (kph)

0 - 40 kph2.2 s
0 - 60 kph3.6 s
0 - 80 kph5.3 s
0 - 100 kph6.5 s
0 - 120 kph10.2 s
0 - 140 kph13.6 s
0 - 160 kph18.4 s
0 - 180 kph24.4 s
0 - 200 kph37.1 s
0 - 220 kph30.4 s
0 - 240 kph40.1 s
1000 m27.4 s @ 189.9 kph
Est. 100 - 140 kph6.9 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph30.2 s
Lotus Elan acceleration graph

General performance

Top speed221 kph (137 mph)
Est. max acceleration0.47 g (5 m/s²)
Est. emissions336 g/km
Lateral acceleration0.89 g (9 m/s²)
30 mph - 08 m (26 ft)

Powertrain specs

Engine type 4
Displacement 1.6 l (98 ci)
Power 167 ps (165 bhp / 123 kw)
Torque 201 Nm (148 lb-ft)
Power / liter 105 ps (103 hp)
Power / weight 158 ps (156 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 190 Nm (140 lb-ft) / t
Efficiency 12 PS per l/100 km
Transmission 5
Layout front engine, front wheel drive

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196ss  3m ago

Automobil Revue, № 40, 26.09.1991:
Curb weight - 1080 kg (66%/34%)
Acceleration (2 persons +10 kg) -
0-40 kph 2,2 sec
0-60 kph 3,6 sec
0-80 kph 5,3 sec
0-100 kph 7,2 sec
0-120 kph 10,2 sec
0-140 kph 13,6 sec
0-160 kph 18,4 sec
0-180 kph 24,4 sec
0-200 kph 37,1 sec
0-220 kph 30,4 sec
0-240 kph 40,1 sec
Top speed - 221 kph
1000 m - 28,1 sec


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196ss  4m ago

Car 02/1992:
0-30 mph 2,6 sec
0-40 mph 3,7 sec
0-50 mph 5,3 sec
0-60 mph 6,6 sec
0-70 mph 8,8 sec
0-80 mph 11,3 sec
0-90 mph 13,8 sec
0-100 mph 18,0 sec
top speed - 135 mph

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