Lotus Elan

Spotted lotus elan in "heartbeat"

PostPost by: LaikaTheDog » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:57 pm

LAJ 250F
Blue Lotus elan coupe
Triumph TR4
857 ELX

Racing before they got arrested by a policeman from the woods

Not a show I watch, just happened to spot it while channel surfing

Episode is called "speed" s13e1 (season 13, episode 1)
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:13 pm

Interesting street race, the Triumph with 105 bhp versus the Lotus with virtually the same bhp. 1558cc versus 2100cc. torque higher on the Triumph than the Lotus but weight lower on the Lotus.
If it was an early TR4 with trailing arm suspension then the Lotus would run rings round it, if a later Tr4A with IRS then maybe a more interesting match, although my money would still be on the Lotus providing the owner followed the maintenance program :mrgreen:
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