View Full Version : Spotted: Lotus Europa

06-05-2006, 08:14 AM
Sorry these are cell phone pics

Gorgeous car and sounded great. In awesome condition

06-05-2006, 08:15 AM

06-05-2006, 08:25 AM
nice spot, to bad they werent better pics

06-05-2006, 02:08 PM

Thats a RARE car to see, amazing vehicles If you ask me.

06-05-2006, 02:08 PM
Right on!

06-06-2006, 11:45 AM
maybe rare...but i tihnk its ugly...:dunno: maybe its just me...

06-06-2006, 12:15 PM
yea what a disgusting car, i dont care how rare it is.

06-06-2006, 01:12 PM
saw it in the underground parkade at elbow casino....definate eye catcher

06-06-2006, 01:51 PM
Nice .... some Espirt pic please ..

SE .. S4

S4S .. V8 ..

whatever! :love:

06-07-2006, 12:08 AM
ewwwww, haven't seen it before, but that's one Lotus i rather not see

06-07-2006, 10:46 AM
I think that lotus is beautifull vehicle, it was definately ahead of its time in the erra.

Die-cast aluminium cylinder-block and head, 5 main bearings, cast-iron liners, chain driven overhead twin camshafts operating 8 valves. Twin choke, downdraught solex carburettor, mechanical fuel pump, compression ratio, producing 126bhp at 6500 rpm, supplied by twin fuel tanks containing 12.5 gallons.
Single dry-plate clutch with cable operation. 4 speed synchromesh gearbox with central remote control, Ratios: Top 1.03 3rd 1.48 2nd 2.26 1st 3.61, Hypoid final-drive ratio 3.56.1. Driveshafts to rear hubs with Hook's universal-joints.
Chassis: Central box-section steel backbone with fork extensions at rear, carrying saddle-mounted glass-fibre body. Engine, gearbox and final-drive mounted in one unit within rear fork. Independant front suspension by wishbones, coil springs and telescopic, dampers, with anti-roll bar. Rack-and-pinion steering, independant rear suspension by trailing radius-arms and upper and lower links, fixed length drive-shafts forming upper links, with coil springs and telescopic dampers. Disc front and drum rear brakes, with servo assistance. Light alloy wheels fitted 175x70-13 front and 185x70-13 rear tyres.
12-volt lighting and starting with alternator. Speedometer, rev counter, ammeter, oil-pressure, water temperature and fuel gauges. Heating, demisting and ventilation system. Electrically operated windows, 2 speed windscreen wipers and washers. Flashing directional indicators.
Wheelbase 7ft8in. Track (Front) 4ft5.5in.(Rear) 4ft5in. Overall length 13ft.5in. Width 5ft. 4.5in. Weight. Special 14.0cwt.
Maximum speed: 117mph (Mean) 120 mph (best) [Special 121mph (mean)] 123 (best). Acceleration: 0-60 mph: 7.0-8.2s. Fuel consumption. 26 to 30 mpg.
Two seater with enough luggage space for a tooth brush and a clean pair of knickers! (hey, what happened to those good old days?)

It is a classic car! Made by an even greater classic company!



I would love to own one! I would drive one just for the sheer brilliance of the fact I have a rare vehicle.

Everybody has lotus sprits and the lotus elis!
not many people have a europa!

Its like a ferrari, ohnestly would you own a F430 * more and more common these days *

Or would you get a 1964 250 LM hmmm

lets look at the difference.

--- One of its kind on the streets --

Or http://www.motorcities.com/media/image/640/05F5L140408982E/2005-Ferrari-F430-Coupe-E.jpeg

The same vehicle your neighbor has down the street!

06-07-2006, 10:56 AM
regardless of whether or not you enjoy the shape I still enjoy seeing how say they got from europa to Exige.


I think this is way more interesting to see than an old mustang or bug

From that website: Type 46 - Lotus Europa (1967 - 1974)
The first non-track mid-priced mid-engined car produced. A glass fibre body draped over a steel backbone chassis with 4 wheel independent suspension. Early cars were powered by a Lotus modified Renault engine. Later this engine was replaced by the Lotus Twin Cam engine and a 5 speed gearbox.

Without them making that car you may have never seen the elise/exige!

06-07-2006, 01:23 PM
I for one take the Ferrari F430 cuz it's still pretty rare compared to other cars, looks way better and....its a chick magnet :thumbsup:

06-07-2006, 04:13 PM
At least it's a spotting of something you don't see everyday.... nice spot.

If you want to see a ferraris go down to 17th ave any friday or saturday.