Released on 2022-04-13Categories Transportation

Lotus Europa - Colin Chapman’s mid-engined masterpiece

Lotus Europa - Colin Chapman’s mid-engined masterpiece

Author: Matthew Vale

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781787118911

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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The Lotus Europa was Colin Chapman and Lotus’s first mid-engined road car, and was produced from 1966 through to 1975. Originally designed to slot into the Lotus range below the Elan as a low cost replacement for the Lotus 7, the Europa eventually sat alongside the Elan and Plus 2 as a comparable sports car in its own right. Starting with the design philosophy behind the development of the Europa, this book provides detailed technical descriptions of all the major versions of the model, starting with the Renault-powered Series 1 through to the Lotus Twin Cam powered Special. It looks at the cars on the road, and the racing Type 47 derived from the road cars which competed in the small capacity Group 6 class, as well as featuring in historic racing today. With owners’ impressions and interviews with ex-Lotus employees, the book provides a valuable insight into owning, running, and racing these iconic cars.
Released on 2019-07-16Categories Transportation

Lotus Europa - Colin Chapman's mid-engined masterpiece

Lotus Europa - Colin Chapman's mid-engined masterpiece

Author: Matthew Vale

Publisher: Veloce Publishing

ISBN: 1787112845

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 422

The Lotus Europa was Colin Chapman and Lotus's first mid-engined road car, and was produced from 1966 through 1975. Originally designed to slot into the Lotus range below the Elan as a low cost replacement for the Lotus 7, the Europa eventually sat alongside the Elan and Plus 2 as a comparable sports car in its own right. Starting with the design philosophy behind the development of the Europa, this book provides detailed technical descriptions of all the major versions of the model, starting with the Renault-powered Series 1 through to the Lotus Twin Cam powered Special. It looks at the cars on the road and the racing Type 47 derived from the road cars which competed in the small capacity Group 6 class, as well as those featured in historic racing today. With owners impressions and interviews with ex-Lotus employees, the book provides a valuable insight into owning, running and racing these iconic cars.