Lotus was born as a so-called backyard builder but became an F1 constructor at last.
6 which is a precursor of 7 is a very light car. Lightly tuned engines from some mass-produced cars were mounted on a light-weighted aluminum body. This is a basic formula of Lotus and other backyard builders.
A very rare car which keeps an original suspension and side-valve engine.
It is so-called Super 7. The 7 consists of Series 1 to Series 4. The most popular one is Series 3 which has Lotus twincam engine. Caterham, Birkin and so on are based on this Series 3. Series 1 mounts a small engine such as Coventry Climax SOHC engine and BMC A-type 1275 cc engine, but it is enough fast car.
A very flat race car with the front engine rear drive construction.
This is also a flat racer with the midship engine rear drive construction. It is a miracle that 11 and 23B can drive on the road legally.
Elite is a very unique car with all FRP monocoque construction. This made production efficacy worst. Thus it is a rare car and so expensive. The heart of Elite is Coventry Climax SOHC engine with a trademark of Lady Godiva.
It made Lotus famous. Since Lotus had reflected the bad production efficacy of Elite, Elan had a conventional X-shaped frame and a light FRP body. The body styles are DHC, FHC and 4 seater Elan+2. The production last from Series 1 to Series 4 and Sprint. The engine is 1500 cc and 1600 cc twincam engine.
Elan Series 1 DHC model.
Elan Series 4 FHC model.
While Series 1 and 2 mount OHV engines from Renault 8 on the midship, Twin-cam and Special have Lotus twin-cam engines. Most of Series 1 are LHD.
Series 2 model with Renalt Gordini engine.
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