Lotus Elan

Elan 412 spec sheet

PostPost by: Team Lotus » Wed May 18, 2016 9:01 am

Involved a lot of Matt black..........
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Wed May 18, 2016 10:31 am

Where on earth did you find that?

Ah I just looked at your old posts :D
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed May 18, 2016 11:58 am

"Team Lotus" must be Richard Parramint...
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Thu May 19, 2016 8:18 am

This morning in the rush hour traffic I spotted a matt dark green Evoque and a matt black BMW, Lotus were obviously forty years too early with the idea.

I wonder if, during the product life of the Elan, Lotus ever considered replacing the 1500 pre-cross flow block with the 1600 cross flow?
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PostPost by: trw99 » Thu May 19, 2016 8:44 am

The Sprint flyer used at the 1970 Motor Show mentions the intention to have the following variants:

Sprint 355 - Fitted with a 3.55 final drive ratio for 'effortless long distance touring in excess of 110 mph with maximum speed of 125 mph'

Sprint 377 - Fitted with a 3.77 final drive ratio 'for the best combination of high touring speed and rapid acceleration'

Sprint 399 - Fitted with a 3.99 final drive ration for 'very rapid acceleration but top speed curtailed to 115 mph by rev limitation'

My assumption is that 'Sprint 412' project would therefore have either a 4.12 final drive ratio (unlikely?) or a 5 speed (ZF) gearbox.

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PostPost by: Team Lotus » Fri May 20, 2016 8:10 am

Here you are Tim........
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PostPost by: Team Lotus » Fri May 20, 2016 8:13 am

Another one...
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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri May 20, 2016 1:44 pm

Thank you again, Richard.

Look at those performance figures! No wonder they called it Sprint! Imagine 'cruising' on the autobahn with that 4.12 FD!

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