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1969-1974 LOTUS Elan Plus 2 specifications

1969-1974 LOTUS Elan Plus 2 specifications Classic and Performance Car

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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