Lotus 8 group S (1954)
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Specifications

7 units built
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  • 1500cc Connaught engine

MG XPEG, straight 4 cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine. Click here
1466cc, 72.0 x 90.0 mm
8.33:1
70 HP / 5700 rpm
78 lbft / 3400 rpm
cast iron block, aluminium alloy head
drop forged steel crankshaft with 3 main bearings
2 valves / cylinder, OHV, chain driven
aspiration, natural with 2 x SU H6 Carburetors
firing order 1-3-4-2
water cooled
wet sump

Coventry Climax FWA "75", straight 4 cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine
1098cc, 72.4 x 66.68 mm
9.8 : 1
56 kW / 75 hp @ 6200 rpm
92 Nm / 68 ft-lb @ 5000 rpm
drop forged steel crankshaft with 3 main bearings
2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
aspiration, natural with 2 x 1-1/2" SU H4 horizontal carburetors, 2 x Weber 38 DOC3
distributor ignition
water cooled

MG TC, 4 speed manual gearbox
aluminium body on tubular steel spaceframe chassis
Front suspension swing axles, coil springs over dampers
Rear suspension DeDion axle, transverse coil spring over damper
drums, all-round
Length 3962 mm (156 in)
Width 1397 mm (55 in)
Height 812 mm (32 in)
Wheelbase 2222 mm (87.5 in)
Track (fr/r) 1226 mm (48.3 in) / 1206 mm (47.5 in)
520kg


Results in WSCC

Season

Car entry, chassis number Car number/ result
Buenos Aires Sebring Mille Miglia Le Mans Tourist Trophy Carrera Pan
Team 1000km 12h 1600km 24h
Lotus Engineering (MG 1.5) #41, acci dent
Lotus Engineering (MG 1.5) #42, track rod
Lotus Engineering (Climax 1.1) #46, wheel
Statistics
Works Starts/finishes 3/0 3/0
Drivers Team entries and car number
Lotus Engineering
Colin Chapman 41
Michael Costin 41
Nigel Allen 42
Mike Anthony 42
Dick Steed 46
Peter Scott-Russell 46

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Drawings

Coventry Climax FWA engine

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