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.TYPE 75 - Elite   1974 to 1980
Production GT Car

Engine: Lotus 907 1973cc-140 bhp-------------------------------
Gearbox: Lotus 5-speed-----------------------------------------------
Chassis: Central box-section steel backbone---------------
Front Suspension: unequal-length double wishbones,
& coil spring / damper units.-----------------------------------------
Rear Suspension: Strut-type, with tubular lower -----------
wishbones,-& coil spring / damper units.-----------------------
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 1.8 in.--------------------------------------------------
Front Track: 4 ft. 10.5 in.-----------------------------------------------
Rear Track: 4 ft. 11 in.---------------------------------------------------
Length: 14 ft. 7.5 in.------------------------------------------------------
Weight: 2180 lbs.----------------------------------------------------------

The new Elite used the backbone chassis design-------
 to carry the four seat fiberglass body.-------------------------
Power was provided by Lotus'own 907 twin cam 4----
valve per cylinder, all aluminum engine.---------------------
The engine was an all Lotus designand and was--------
designated the 907.----------------------------------------------------
It was an aluminum, dual overhead cam, four cylinder
 design, displacing 1973cc's.---------------------------------------
This engine was the first engine to use a four valve---
per cylinder design for street use.----------------------------
The 907 produced 140 horsepower and met the---------
strict environmental requirements without the use----
 of smog pumps and catalytic converters.------------------
      As new safety and environmental regulations came------
        on line, Lotus anticipated the need of a car that would----
         address these future concerns.--------------------------------------
       The new Elite was a four place car with a glass-fiber----
       body and a steel backbone chassis.----------------------------
       Ride and handling was superb from a 4 wheel-------------
       independent suspension system.--------------------------------