1976 LOTUS ESPRIT S1 specifications:
Lotus 907 1973 cc four-cylinder in-line, 16-valve DOHC, two Dell'Orto carburettors.
Power and Torque:
160bhp @ 6200rpm
140lb ft @ 4900rpm
Glassfibre-reinforced plastic body with steel backbone chassis.
Passenger compartment encapsulated in a 'safety-cell structure'.
Five-speed manual unit. Synchromesh on all forward gears; fifth gear is overdrive
Clutch: 8.5in diaphragm spring, hydraulically operated. Rear-wheel drive
9.7in discs front
10.6in inboard discs rear
Dual braking system, split front/rear circuits
Castor: 3 to 3.5 degrees
Kingpin: 9 degrees
Front: Independent unequal length wishbones and coil springs.
Telescopic shock absorbers. Anti-roll bar.Camber 0 to 0.5 degrees, 3 to 5mm toe in
Rear: independent diagonal trailing arms and lateral link with fixed-length driveshaft, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers.Camber 0 to 0.5 degrees, 8 to 10mm toe in.
Wheels & Tyres:
Front: 6J x 14
Rear: 7J x 14
Goodyear Grand Prix
Front: 195/70 HR14
Rear: 205/70 HR14
Top speed: 124mph
0-62mph: 8.6 sec
Tank capacity: 15 gallons
Range: 450 miles
£7,883 ($14, 902 US in 1977 dollars)
All data courtesy of Lotus Esprit World.com