Designers

Engines

Movies

Production figures

Press releases

Specifications
1976 LOTUS ESPRIT S1 specifications:

Engine:
Lotus 907 1973 cc four-cylinder in-line, 16-valve DOHC, two Dell'Orto carburettors.

Power and Torque:
160bhp @ 6200rpm
140lb ft @ 4900rpm

Body/Chassis:
Glassfibre-reinforced plastic body with steel backbone chassis.
Passenger compartment encapsulated in a 'safety-cell structure'.

Transmission:
Five-speed manual unit. Synchromesh on all forward gears; fifth gear is overdrive
Clutch: 8.5in diaphragm spring, hydraulically operated. Rear-wheel drive
1977 Lotus Esprit S1 1977 Lotus Esprit S1
Brakes:
9.7in discs front
10.6in inboard discs rear
Dual braking system, split front/rear circuits

Steering:
Rack-and-pinion
Castor: 3 to 3.5 degrees
Kingpin: 9 degrees

Suspension:
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

Weight:
1980lb (898kg)

Performance:
Top speed: 124mph
0-62mph: 8.6 sec

Fuel:
Consumption: 26mpg
Tank capacity: 15 gallons
Range: 450 miles

Cost new:
7,883 ($14, 902 US in 1977 dollars)
All data courtesy of Lotus Esprit World.com

This site is in NO way affiliated or endorsed by Lotus Cars or its subsidiaries.
"Lotus," "Esprit," and the Lotus Emblem are registered trademarks of Lotus Cars.

(C) 2005 Tami Sutcliffe.
All Rights Reserved.
Updated 05.05.05