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Figures & Specs: Lotus Elan SE - [1989]

Lotus Elan Engine & Transmission | Figures & Specs.

Lotus Elan Engine:

The Cabriolet version of the Elan model has a 1588 cc (96.9 ci) 16 valve Straight 4 Naturally Aspirated Petrol engine.

Lotus Elan Transmission:

This particular Lotus Elan SE has a 5 speed / Manual gearbox with the power being delivered through it's FWD system.

Lotus Elan Power & Torque | Figures & Specs.

Lotus Elan Power:

The Elan's 1588 cc (96.9 ci) engine reaches its peak power of 165 bhp (123 kW) @ 6600 rpm.

Lotus Elan Torque:

The Lotus Elan produces torque measuring 148 lb-ft (200.6 Nm) @ 4200 rpm.

Lotus Elan Power to Weight:

The Elan weighs around 1022 kg (2253 lb). Power to weight can be calculated at 161.4 bhp per metric ton or alternatively as 144.8 lb-ft of torque per ton.

Lotus Elan Top Speed & Acceleration Performance | Figures & Specs.

Lotus Elan Top Speed:

The Lotus Elan SE - [1989] has a top speed of 137 mph (220.4 kph)

Lotus Elan Acceleration:

This Elan accelerates 0-60mph (96.6 kph) in 6.7 seconds or 0-100kph in 6.9s and can achieve an estimated 1/4 mile drag time in 14.35 seconds with a trap speed of 92.2 mph.

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Lotus Elan SE - [1989]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 1989 | Type: Cabriolet
  • Engine: 1588 cc (96.9 ci) 16 Valve
  • Engine Formation: Straight 4
  • Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 5 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 137 mph (220.4 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 6.7 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 6.9 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 17.5 secs
  • Power: 165 bhp (123 kW) @ 6600 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1022 kgs (2253 lbs)
  • Torque: 148 lb-ft (200.6 Nm) @ 4200 rpm
  • Drive: FWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 14.77 secs @ 92.2 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 161.4 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 144.8 lb-ft
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