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First introduced in 1962 at the London Motor Show, the Lotus Elan was produced until 1973 in different variants. Designed by Colin Chapman, the Lotus Elan was light and agile. Built on a backbone frame with a fiberglass body, the model was quite small, even for the Plus 2 version. Powered by a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine with Zenith-Stromberg CD175S depression carburetors, the 1969 Lotus Elan series 4 had a power output of 126 at 6,500 rpm and a top speed over 112 mph. Linked to a four-speed Ford gearbox with shorter ratios, the Elan competed directly with more powerful but heavier models such as the AC Cobra or the Jaguar E-type. The main design cues of the Lotus Elan were the pop-up headlights, the curved windshield, and the bump on the hood for the models made in 1969, due to new higher carburetors.
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