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2000-2000 LOTUS 340R specifications

2000-2000 LOTUS 340R specifications Classic and Performance Car

Originally a concept car created in conjunction with Autocar magazine, the 340R simply proved too good – and created too much interest – for it not to be built. Using the Elise’s aluminium chassis and all the best bits from sporty Elise variants, everything else – including much of the bodywork – was stripped away to create the purest driving experience possible. In combination with a 177bhp version of Rover’s K-Series engine, this added up to a power-to-weight ratio of 272bhp per tonne that many supercars fail to match. Fittingly, production was limited to 340 examples.

Production

  • Production:
    340
  • Price at launch:
    £35,000
  • Price (excellent)
    £18,000
  • Price (good):
    £16,500
  • Price (average):
    £15,000
  • Price (project):
    £13,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    4.5secs
  • Top speed:
    132.0mph
  • Power:
    178.0bhp
  • Torque:
    176.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    29.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    electronic fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Drivetrain:
    Mid-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    spaceframe
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3620mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2300mm
  • Width:
    1655mm
  • Height:
    1123mm
  • Weight:
    675kgs

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