1956, 1957, 1958 Lotus Eleven Specifications

General: front-engine, two-seater pen sports car; rear-wheel drive
Suspension, front:
Series I: independent; swing axles, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, radius arms. Series II: upper and lower A-arms, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Suspension, rear:
Le Mans: de Dion axle, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, radius arms, anal locating member. Club and Sports: live axle, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, radius arms locating member
Brakes: Le Mans: solid discs front/rear; club and Sports: front/rear drums
Steering rack-and-pinion
Turns lock-to-lock
1.75
Turning circle (ft)
42
Drivetrain: C
Le Mans and Sport; ohc 1-4 oventry-Climax 1098-cc engine, BMC 4-speed gearbox. Club: side-valve

1-4 Ford 1,172- cc 100E engine. Ford 3-speed gearbox
Le Mans Engine:
sohc Coventry-Climax 1-4
Bore x stroke (in.)
2.85 x 2.63
Displacement (cid/cc)
66.9/1,098
Compression ratio
9.8:1
Horsepower @ rpm
83 @ 6,800
Carburetor 2 SUs
Club engine:
side-valve Ford 1-4
Bore x stroke (in.)
2.50 x 3.64
Displacement 71.5/1,172
Compression ratio
7.0:1
Horsepower @ rpm
36 @ 4,500
Carburetor
1-bbl Zenith
1,500-cc engine
dohc Coventry-Climax 1-4
Bore x stroke (in.)
3.00x3.15
Displacement (cid/cc)
89.2/1,460
Compression ratio
8.6:1
Horsepower @ rpm
100 @ 6,200
Carburetor
2 SUs
Gearbox ratios (MCA 4-speed):

1st 10.5:1
2nd 7.05:1
3rd 5.20:1
4th
4.22:1
Final drive ratios
3:66:1, 3.89:1, 4.22:1, 4.55:1, 4.89:1, or 5.125:1
Tires
5.00x15
Major dimensions/weight:

Wheelbase (in.)
85.0
Overall length (in.)
134.0
Overall width (in.)
60.0
Overall height on top of cowl (in.)
27.0
Overall height on top of fin (in.)
37.0
Track, front (in.)
46.5
Track, rear (in.)
47.0
Dry weight, Le Mans (lbs)
1,000
Gross weight (from Road & Track)
1,360
Performance:


Road & Track The Autocar
Model
Le Mans¹ Le Mans¹
0-60 mph (sec)
9.0 10.9
1/4-mile (sec)
16.0 17.9
Top speed (mph)
132.06² 112³

¹With 4.22:1 rear axle ratio.
²With single-seater wraparound windshield.
³With full-width Le Mans 1956-type windshield.

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