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1957-1968 LOTUS Super Seven specifications

1957-1968 LOTUS Super Seven specifications Classic and Performance Car

Really pushing the racecar for the road theme, the Super Sevens came with longer glassfibre front wings and Cosworth-tuned Ford engines of 1340, 1500 or 1600cc capacity and phenomenal performance. To reign this back, those with the larger engines came with the welcome addition of disc brakes. Many were still sold as kits, and they’ve always appealed to those of a tinkering nature, so expect the unexpected as far as specification goes. A dozen or so ‘Super Sevens’ were fitted with Lotus twin-cam engines, but only genuine ones are worth the extra these command.

Production

  • Production:
    500+
  • Price at launch:
    £1,250
  • Price (excellent)
    £18,500
  • Price (good):
    £16,000
  • Price (average):
    £11,000
  • Price (project):
    £7,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    9.0secs
  • Top speed:
    102.0mph
  • Power:
    95.0bhp
  • Torque:
    103.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    25.0mpg

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:
    3334mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2235mm
  • Width:
    1454mm
  • Weight:
    435kgs

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