The Lotus 22 was a hustling auto worked by Lotus autos in 1962, and an aggregate of 77 autos were constructed. It was created from the 1962 Lotus 20, with the real contrasts that it had circle brakes all cycle, a top connection and the ‘elastic doughnut’ to the back suspension and a dry sump motor that was inclined over to bring down the focal point of gravity.
The 22 is a solitary seat race auto fundamentally for the Formula Junior arrangement and most had a 1,098 cc (67.0 cu in) Cosworth Mk.IV or Mk.XI motor with around 100 hp (70 kW). In any case, seven of the Lotus 22’s were worked with the then recently presented 1,498 cc (91.4 cu in) Lotus TwinCam motor (intended for the Lotus Elan) for Formula Libre. The 22 was exceptionally effective and the works auto driven by Peter Arundell won about 75% of the races for the FIA Formula Junior European title in 1962. The auto was likewise effective in 1963, the last year of FJr, and up against the new Lotus 27, a full monocoque auto, the 22 won a few races right on time in the season before the firmness issues that tormented the 27 were fathomed.
The 22 frame was later reintroduced a few times, albeit adjusted, as other “new” Lotus models turning out to be first the Lotus 31 F3 auto in 1964 and after that, most broadly, the Lotus 51 in 1967, the primary Formula Ford race auto made for the Jim Russell dashing school in England.
The Lotus 22 was the auto from which the Lotus 23 was determined, being basically a two-seat 22 extended in the center yet utilizing the same front and back suspension and gearbox as the 22. The 23’s presentation at the Nürburgring 1000km in 1962 was made unbelievable by Jim Clark, who drove numerous laps in the small 1,000-pound 23, with just a 1,498 cc (91.4 cu in) motor, against autos with ordinarily the relocation, at one point driving by a moment or more in the wet.
A Lotus 22 was entered in the 1963 and 1965 South African Grands Prix for Brausch Niemann completing in fourteenth spot (20 laps down) and neglecting to qualify individually.
Lotus 22 1962 Design Interior Exterior Car