Lotus M250

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Lotus M250 Technical Specification

M250 (side)

Body: Unique fixed head, lightweight glass fibre reinforced composite bodywork, based on the Lotus Sport Elise.
Deeper front air splitter and high level fixed rear wing facilitates balanced aerodynamic downforce characteristics of 35 kg (front) and 45 kg (rear) at 100 mph, increasing cornering grip and high speed stability whilst retaining the same drag coefficient as the standard Elise.
Cold air intake integrated in the roof for engine bay forced cooling, combines with tailgate central exit duct for hot air extraction. New opening polycarbonate tailgate glass for baggage stowage access and increased rear vision.
Chassis: Lotus designed lightweight structure of epoxy bonded aluminium alloy extrusions with integral steel rollover structure.
Suspension: Fully independent front and rear double wishbone systems with co-axial coil springs mounted on adjustable platforms to Koni monotube racing dampers, adjustable link front stabihiser bar, extruded Aluminium front and forged steel rear uprights.
Steering: Rack and pinion steering.
Ratio: 15.8:1
2.8 handwheel turns lock to lock.
Brakes: Front and rear 282mm diameter cast iron cross-drilled ventilated discs. Non servo assisted pedal actuation, with front to rear hydraulic system split. AP Racing opposed piston front calipers, Brembo single piston sliding rear calipers with mechanical cable operated parking brake system.
Wheels: Rimstock, aluminium alloy Lotus Sport wheels. 
Front-7Jx 16 inch
Rear -8,5Jx17 inch
Tyres: New unique Yokohama A039 tyres developed in conjunction with Lotus to maximise grip and achieve Lotus ride and handling performance criteria. 
Front- 195/50ZR16
Rear -225145ZR17
Instrumentation:  Electronic Stack Instruments unit with analogue display comprising re-calibrated Speedometer and Tachometer with multifunction LCD incorporating fuel and temperature read out and seat belt warning.
Interior: 2 Seats. Fore / aft adjustable drivers seat (passengers seat fixed in rear most position.)
Electrical service components and Engine Management Controller are assembled to the rear bulkhead for accessibility but with theft/tamper protection cover.
Lighting: 6 inch dipped beam lamps, with aerodynamic clear perspex covers, and low mounted main beam lamps filled as standard equipment.
Engine: 4 cylinder in-line 1 .8 litre, transverse mid mounted, water cooled with front mounted oil cooler. Double overhead camshafts with mechanical tappets and electronic multi-point fuel injection system. Lotus developed engine management controller.

Maximum Power 177 bhp /1 79PS /132.5kW @ 7800rpm
Torque 171 Nm @ 5000rpm

Transmission: 5 speed transaxle driving rear wheels.
Close ratio gears fitted as standard equipment.

First - 2.923
Second - 1.750
Third - 1.307
Fourth - 1.033
Fifth - 0.848
Reverse - 3.000
Final drive - 4.200

Performance: Maximum speed - 136 mph (219 km/h)
0-60 mph
0- 100 mph
4.7 Sec
4.9 Sec
12.3 Sec
Wheel base
Front track
Rear track
Overall length
Overall width
Overall height
Ground clearance
Fuel tank capacity
Fuel grade
2300 mm
1489 mm
3780 mm
1720 mm (excluding mirrors)
1175mm (including integrated air intake scoop)
112/122 mm (front/rear when mid laden)
40 litres
95 RON minimum
Dry weight
Unladen weight
Weight distribution
724 Kg
780 Kg
41/59 (% front/rear)
Equipment: Standard - META alarm system controller with immobihiser and key fob operation. In Car Entertainment (ICE) fitting kit including all wiring, roof mounted aerial and coaxial lead with ground plane tin foil, integral bulkhead and speaker mounting panel. Battery trickle charger wiring and socket.
Options: META microwave alarm and siren with bonnet and boot switches. Alpine speakers and grills. 4-point competition style belt harness and cross car beam mounting structure. Competition style seats with unique trim inserts and colours matched to door trim panels and steering wheel.
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