1971-1973 LOTUS Elan Sprint specificationshttp://www.classicandperformancecar.comClassic and Performance CarClassic and Performance Car
Introduced to boost flagging sales, the Sprint justified its name thanks to a substantial boost in the engine department. A big-valve head with high-lift cams and a raised compression ratio raised output to 126bhp and the drivetrain was suitably toughened and braced to cope. Both coupé and roadster versions were built, with gold-painted bumpers and two-tone paint to set them apart from other Elans. Single colour paint was also available, but as an extra cost option. With prices approaching those of E-type Jags, only around 1000 were sold, some of the last with five-speed gearboxes.