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1970-1973 LOTUS Seven S4 specifications

1970-1973 LOTUS Seven S4 specifications Classic and Performance Car

The lower prices today tell you Lotus lost the plot a bit with the S4. In some ways it’s a better car, with decent legroom at last, improved front and rear suspension and all-glassfibre bodywork over a new steel chassis. Unfortunately that all added an extra couple of hundred pounds to the weight, slightly blunting the scorching performance and handling that Sevens are all about. Plus that new bodywork falls somewhere between archaic special and racing beach buggy. It offers a way in to Seven ownership, but you can see why Caterham went back to the S3 when they took over manufacture.

Production

  • Production:
    887
  • Price at launch:
    £1,245
  • Price (excellent)
    £8,500
  • Price (good):
    £7,000
  • Price (average):
    £4,500
  • Price (project):
    £2,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    8.7secs
  • Top speed:
    116.0mph
  • Power:
    115.0bhp
  • Torque:
    108.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    26.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam axle, coil springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    spaceframe
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3702mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2286mm
  • Width:
    1537mm
  • Height:
    1124mm
  • Weight:
    579kgs

Lotus Seven Classifieds

  • Maserati Seven

    London , London

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