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TYPE 100

TYPE M100 Elan   1990 to 1995
Production Sports Car

Engine: Isuzu Lotus 1588cc turbo--------------------------------
Gearbox: 5 speed, front wheel drive------------------------------
Chassis: Zinc-coated steel with body built up in multiple
 sections of mixed mild steel tube and box-sections with-
reinforced glass-fiber panels and VARI mouldings.--------
Front Suspension: Alloy raft  sub-frames,---------------------
double wishbones,& coil spring / damper units.-------------
Rear Suspension: Wide-based lower wishbones, ---------
single upper arms, seperate links to wishbones,----------
& coil spring / damper units.-----------------------------------------
Wheelbase: 7 ft. 4.6 in.--------------------------------------------------
Front Track: 4 ft. 10.5 in.----------------------------------------------
Rear Track: 4 ft. 10.5 in.-----------------------------------------------
Length: 12 ft. 5.7 in.----------------------------------------------------
Height: 4 ft. 0.5 in.-------------------------------------------------------
Weight: 2008 lbs.--------------------------------------------------------

The Lotus Elan is the next generation sports car.----------
The Elan presents the technology by which all others--
will be measured and has been acknowledged as the--
fastest point to point car available.------------------------------
It encompasses state of the art technology and breaks
new ground in ride and handling.---------------------------------
Front drive with interactive wishbone front suspension
nearly eliminates the negatives of front drive.---------------
A backbone chassis is used with a steel and  VARI-------
produced composite body.------------------------------------------
-It is powered by a turbocharged 1588cc DOHC 16 valve,
4 cylinder engine jointly developed by Lotus and Isuzu,
that developed 162 bhp.-----------------------------------------------
The Elan goes from 0 to 60 in 6.7 seconds and attains a
  top speed of 137 mph.--------------------------------------------------
      The chassis is a hybrid of Lotus' classic steel backbone---
mated with advanced composites to create one the-----
 stiffest cars in the world.---------------------------------------------