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Lotus Europa

  See also the page on Europa derivatives, click here.

Lotus Europa S1 (Type 46)

period: 1966 - 1968

engine: Renault 1.470cc / 78bhp

# made: 644

Mid-engined coupe

The first 3 years cars were made for export only. Chapman did not want to introduce the car on the home market in case it hit sales of the Elans. The first 500 were scheduled for France (Renault connection).

 

Lotus Type 47

period: 1966 - 1968

engine: 1.594cc / 165 bhp Lotus Cosworth

Sports prototype, intended for racing in the FIA Group 4 category.

# made:  est. 71

 

Lotus Europa S2 (Type 54)

period: 1968 - 1971

engine: 1.470 cc / 78 bhp Renault and 1.565cc / 82 bhp Renault

# made: 2.750

 

Lotus Type 62

period: 1969

engine: Lotus Vauxhall 1991 cc / 220 - 240 bhp

# made: 2

Multi-tubular space frame, stressed steel undertray

Group 6

 

Lotus Europa S2 (Type 65)

Federal version of the S2

period: 1969 - 1971

engine: 1.565cc / 82 bhp Renault

# made: 865

The first U.S. versions were fitted with longer front coil springs to put the headlamps at the right hight and meat bumper height regulations. Later there was a slightly higher front wing line that was so neatly done that is was difficult to spot the difference.

 

Lotus Europa Twin Cam (Type 74)

period: 1971 - 1972

engine: 1.558cc/105bhp Lotus Twin Cam

# made: 900 (exclusive U.S. version)

# made U.S. version: 680

 

Lotus Europa Special (Type 74)

period: 1972 - 1975

engine: 1.558cc/126bhp Lotus Twin Cam

# made: 1.080 (exclusive U.S. version)

# made U.S. version: 2.050