Car Models

Lotus Elite Specifications:

Make and Model: Lotus Elite
Year: 1964
Engine Type: 1.2 Liter Inline-4
Torque: 75.0lb-ft@4750rpm
Acceleration 0-60: 11.8 s
Suspension: Front: Double Wishbones w/Anti-Roll Bar, Co-Centric Coil Spring, Damper Unit Rear: Struts w/Lower WI
Wheel Base: 88.2 inches
List Price $4,780
Horsepower: 80.1bhp@6100rpm
Top Speed: 115.0 mph
Brakes: Discs
Transmission: ZF 4-Speed Manual
Weight: 1420 lbs


The first Lotus Elite or Type 14 was produced from 1957 to 1962, it's an ultra-light two-seater coup?. What made the Elite distinctive was its fiberglass monocoque construction, in which a stressed-skin unibody replaced the previously separate chassis and body components. The Elite also used this glass-reinforced plastic material for the entire load-bearing structure of the car, though the front of the monocoque incorporated a steel subframe supporting the engine and front suspension. The resultant body was both lighter, stiffer, and provided better driver protection in the event of a crash. The weight savings allowed the Elite to achieve sports car performance from a 75 hp.