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Lotus 18

Country GB
Year 1960
Engine Coventry-Climax FPF
Engine Type L4
Cams 2
Valves/cyl 2.0000
Bore 94.000
Stroke 89.900
Capacity (cc) 2495
Power (at revs) 243 HP/6800
Ignition Lucas
Fuel system 2 twin webers
Chassis type Spaceframe
Body type single seater
Designer C. Chapman/L. Terry
Front suspension "coil, double wishbone"
Rear suspension "coil, wishbone and links"
Shock absorbers
Engine position mid
Wheelbase (mm) 2286
Front track (mm) 1321
Rear track (mm) 1353
Weight (kg) 390
Drive rear
Number of gears 5
Gearbox Lotus
Fuel tank size (litres) 143
Front brake type disc
Rear brake type disc
Front rims 5 x
Rear rims 6.5 x
Tyres Dunlop
Front tyres
Rear tyres
Maximum speed (kph) 290

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