1971 Lotus Europa Twin Cam

Car Specs

1971 Lotus Europa Twin Cam

Information

Lotus

Lotus

Quick Facts

Price (when new): 2295

Production Total: 1580

Build Start: 1971

Last on sale: 1975

Drive System:

Accusations that the Europa was underpowered were dealt with by the simple expedient of fitting the Lotus twin-cam unit, initially in 105bhp form, but with 126bhp in the Special a year later in 1972. Most of these celebrated Lotus’ Grand Prix success by being painted John Player Special colours. Both of these Europas still used the Renault 16 gearbox (with an improved gear linkage), though the Specials could also be had with a five-speed version from the 17TS. Visually, these twin-cam models differed from the S1/S2 by having cut-down rear ‘buttresses’ to improve visibility.

Information from Octane Magazine.
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Specifications

General
  • 1971
  • Europa Twin Cam
  • 1975
Dimensions
  • 1638mm
  • 2311mm
  • 737kg
  • 3994mm
  • 1067mm
Performance
  • 7.7s
  • 108lb/ft
  • 109mph
  • 2
  • 105bhp
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Fuel Consump.
  • 32mpg
Prices
  • €2295
Other
  • 1580