Lotus 1966

Seven s.2
Elan s.2 / S.3
Europa - new model
Lotus Cortina - end of prod. in September

Great Britain

Nowa wersja Elan S.E. (Special Equipment) ma moc 115 KM. Opcję tę wprowadzono na początku roku. W połowie roku Elan s.2 roadster został zastąpiony przez s.3 z metalowymi obramowaniami bocznych, sterowanych elektrycznie szyb i składanym dachem nowej kostrukcji.


Elan S3 roadster gets all the Coupé improvements and a new hood. All S3s get centre lock disc wheels, and higher final drive ratio, optional close ratio box. SE version has 115 bhp engine and servo brakes.
Europa is first British mid engined road car from Lotus with Elan type back bone chassis and Renault 16 engine and transaxle. "Breadvan" style fibre glass body is bonded to chassis on early cars making repairs difficult. Cramped cockpit has poor visibility and fixed windows, but handling is best around. Top speed is 105 mph.

LOTUS ELAN - ROAD car with racing car road-holding, in coupe or convertible form. Redesign of the convertible has brought more comfort and greater luggage space. Doors now have electrically controlled windows operating in fixed frames and hood stowage is neater. Other changes mean extra strength in the body, reduced maintenance. Body is in glass fibre on a backbone chassis with all-independent suspension. £ 1,262 + £ 290 p.t. = £ 1,552

 

Seven

Seven s.2
997 cc - Ford
948 - BMC
1498 cc - Ford

 

Elan

Elan s.2 (R4 cyl, 1558 cc, 105 bhp) - disconrinued
Elan s.2 (R4 cyl, 1558 cc, 115 bhp) - new model - end of prod.
   Roadster
Elan s.3 (R4 cyl, 1558 cc, 105 bhp)
Elan s.3 (R4 cyl, 1558 cc, 115 bhp) - new model
   Coupé
   Roadster - new model


Elan series 3 roadster


Elan series 3 coupé

 

Europa

Europa (R4 cyl, 1470 cc, 78 bhp) - new model
   Coupé

 

Lotus Cortina

Cortina (4 cyl, 1558 cc, 115 bhp) - end of prod.
  Saloon 2-door


Cortina Lotus in the USA.


Lotus Cortina Mk I Convertible by Crayford

 

33 (F-1) (90° V8 Coventry-Climax 1909cc) - end of prod.
43 (F-1) (BRM H-16) - new model
41 (F-2 & -3) - new model
38 (Indy) (Ford V8, 4195cc)
47 (race car based on Europa) - new model

Zwycięstwo (Clark) w GP USA modelu Lotus-BRM 43.
Trzecie miejsce (Clark) w GP Holandii modelu Lotus-Climax 33.
Drugie miejsce (Clark) w 500 mil Indianapolis (USA) modelu Lotus-Ford 38.


Jim Clark, Lotus-BRM 43 #22, Team Lotus (Ret).


Lotus-BRM 43-H16 (Team Lotus). Jim Clark won USA GP, Watkins Glen.