Lotus 19 1960 Car Design Interior Exterior

The Lotus insurgency started with the Lotus 18 which was one of the principal race autos with mid-motor configuration. Albeit under-fueled when contrasted with the then overwhelming Ferraris, the Lotus 18 was equipped for out taking care of them. In the hands of Sterling Moss, Lotus scored its first Formula One triumph at the 1960 Grand Prix of Monaco. For the street going Type 19, the Type 18 was extended and shaped into Lotus’ first mid-engined sports racer, fueled by 2.0 and 2.5 Coventry Climax FPF motors. The 19B was worked for Dan Gurney and controlled by a Ford V8. The Type 19 was otherwise called the Lotus Monte Carlo.

While as yet recuperating from an overwhelming shunt in a Formula 1 race at Spa, Stirling Moss was the first to test the Type 19. Notwithstanding not at full quality, Moss figured out how to break the Silverstone sports auto lap record by over a second. With Moss in the driver’s seat, the Type 19 made a triumphant rivalry debut at Karlskoga in Sweden. Nearby racer Joakim Bonnier obtained the model and at 253 km/h broke the Swedish record for the flying kilometer.

Configuration Coventry Climax FPF Straight 4
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 131 kilo / 288.8 lbs
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 2,495 cc / 152.3 cu in
Bore / Stroke 94.0 mm (3.7 in) / 89.9 mm (3.5 in)
Compression 11.9:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Weber 38 DCO Carburettors
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 240 bhp / 179 KW @ 6,750 rpm
Torque 286 Nm / 211 ft lbs @ 5,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 96 bhp / liter
Body glass-fibre reinforced plastic and aluminium body
Chassis steel multi-tubular spaceframe
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over dampers
Rear suspension reversed lower wishbones, radius arms, fixed length half-shaft, coil springs over dampers
Brakes Girling discs, all-round
Gearbox Lotus 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive
Weight 559 kilo / 1,232 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,581 mm (141 in) / 1,651 mm (65 in) / 813 mm (32 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,235 mm (88 in) / 1,245 mm (49 in) / 1,206 mm (47.5 in)
Power to weight 0.43 bhp / kg

Lotus 19 1960 Car Design Interior Exterior

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