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1969-1974 LOTUS Elan Plus 2 specifications


Taking one step further away from the racetrack, Lotus widened its range to include something for buyers with young families. By stretching the Elan’s chassis by a foot and widening the track, child-sized rear seats could be accommodated. This was also the first Lotus not to be sold in kit form, which at least evens out build quality; the 118bhp engine tune helps with the extra weight, and this was raised to 126bhp from 1970 for the Plus 2S/130 is identifiable by its silver metalflake roof. Better quality trim is a feature, and from 1972 the 130-5 comes with a five-speed gearbox.

Production

  • Production:
    3300
  • Price at launch:
    £1,923
  • Price (excellent)
    £10,250
  • Price (good):
    £8,750
  • Price (average):
    £5,000
  • Price (project):
    £2,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    8.2secs
  • Top speed:
    123.0mph
  • Power:
    118.0bhp
  • Torque:
    112.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    27.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4293mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2438mm
  • Width:
    1676mm
  • Height:
    1194mm
  • Weight:
    854kgs

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