Car Models

Lotus Excel Specifications:

Make and Model: Lotus Excel
Year: 1982
Engine Type: 2.2 Liter 4 cylinder
Torque: 165lb-ft@5000rpm
Acceleration 0-60: 7.1 s
Suspension: Front coil springs, wishbones, anti-rollbar and telescopic dampers. Independant rear suspension, coi
Wheel Base: 97.5 inches
List Price $0
Horsepower: 160bhp@6500rpm
Top Speed: 130 mph
Brakes: Disc brakes all round with servo assistance
Transmission: 5 speed synchromesh Toyota manual
Weight: 2,503 lbs


The Type 89 Lotus Excel based on the earlier Lotus Eclat was built from 1982 to 1992. During this period, Toyota became a major shareholder in Lotus, and part of the deal between Lotus and Toyota included the use of many Toyota components in Lotus' cars. To this day, many Toyota engines under two litres bear many characteristics of Lotus engines.