Lotus 20 was a Formula Junior auto worked by Lotus for the 1962 season as a successor to the Lotus 18. The skeleton was a spaceframe, dressed in fiberglass bodywork. It had front twofold wishbone suspension, however the back had a lower wishbone with the driveshaft being settled length and accordingly utilized as a top connection. Initially fitted with Alfin drum brakes at all four corners, it was soon moved up to circles in front and inboard drums at the back. Furnished as standard with the Cosworth Mk.IV motor and with either a Renault Dauphine gearbox or Hewland-changed VW box. Contrasted and the Lotus 18, the 20 had a tremendously diminished frontal region and lower focal point of gravity, supported by the certainty the driving position was leaned back so the driver was about resting, contrasted and being more upright in the Lotus 18.
This auto has been in the present proprietor’s accumulation of vintage autos for a long time, amid which it was not hustled. Proceeding with its long history of aggressive achievement. It has taken an interest in over twelve Monterey Rolex Historic social affairs, and in addition numerous different occasions all through the Formula Junior and notable circuit. Its past proprietor treated it to a no-cost rebuilding by John Collins, an understood and very respected restorer who is a Lotus master, as well as went through numerous years with the Shelby group building a portion of the period’s most regarded race autos.
The attractive Hewland transmission got a modify before the present proprietor’s aquisition. The motor was given an exhaustive update by Dave Vehger, with the expansion of each conceivable execution overhaul, including Richardson head, billet steel crankshaft and interfacing bars, and an A8 camshaft. Subsequent to the reconstruct, the motor has been delicately utilized, just a starting dyno test and 2 Rolex Historic races. All the more essentially, it is in finished consistence with current rivalry regulations. This Lotus 20 additionally highlights the propelled circle brakes from the 1962 Model 22 and accompanies all present security hardware including an energy unit, five point hustling outfit, and a flame concealment framework. With its amazing history and condition, #935 is a commendable expansion to any gathering as a vital model and superb illustration of a famous hustling marque.
Lotus 20 1961 Car Design Interior Exterior