LOTUS ELITE: COLIN CHAPMAN'S FIRST GT CAR


A comprehensive history of an iconic British GT car, this book looks at the Elite’s place in Lotus’ past. Interviews with ex-factory staff and current owners define the car’s... Read more
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Language: English
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A comprehensive history of an iconic British GT car, this book looks at the Elite’s place in Lotus’ past. Interviews with ex-factory staff and current owners define the car’s place in the classic car scene of today.

Illustrated with color photos and period advertising material, providing essential reading for the Lotus Elite enthusiast.

The Lotus Elite was a turning point for Lotus. First produced at the end of the 1950s, it marked Lotus’ transition from a maker of small racing cars, which had limited utility on the road, to the producer of a highly sophisticated road and race car.

In the Elite, Lotus exploited its knowledge of new technology and racing pedigree to produce a car which, with its glass fiber monocoque and Coventry Climax engine, had the potential to be a world beater.

This book gives an insight into the reasons the car was produced and its importance in Lotus’ history, especially in the production of lightweight innovative cars.

Through interviews with Elite owners, first hand accounts provide a good overview of owning one of these iconic cars, covering its foibles and quirks as well as its exemplary roadholding, handling and performance.

Illustrated with many color photographs, along with period advertising material, the book provides a valuable insight into owning, running and racing these iconic cars.

Product specification

Binding
In hardback
Pages
178
ISBN / EAN
9781787115170
Publisher
Languages
English
Publication date
09/2021
Colour illustrations
250
Dimensions
26 x 28 x 1,5 cm

Additional information

Book type or Series
History - Descriptive

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