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Mecky:
Hi guys,

there seems to come up a small group of Europa drivers in this forum, who uses these little cars for racing. And it does not matter whether it is autocross, hillclimb, rallye or circuit and also if more modern changes are allowed or the car has to be prepared in accordance with a historic reglement...

This is a try to create a kind of archive here, where these Europa drivers have the chance to show their cars and modifications in detail and tell about the technical data. Whereas the thread "Experieces in Racing an Europa" is more about telling stories of races, which were entered, and results and knowledge, which was achieved while racing.

To start it up, I will give a short conclusion of our Lotus Europa S2 Type 54, which is prepared in accordance with FIA Appendix K and raced in the Two-Seater Racing Car class up to 2000 ccm displacement.

Displacement: 1565 ccm
Power: 158 HP / 117 kW
Torque: 181 Nm / 134 lbf ft
Weight: 669 kg / 1475 lbs
Height: 7 cm / 2,76 in
Tank Capicity: 80 litres
0 - 100 km/h / 0 - 62 mp/h: 4,8 s
Max. Speed: 230 km/h / 144 mp/h
Rims: front: 8x13", rear: 9x13"
Tyres: front: 215/50/13, rear: 235/45/13; Kumho Semislicks
Brakes: front: disc, rear: drum

Modifications:
 - Aluminium air deflector leading to the radiator
 - air-hoses for front brake cooling
 - completely removeable front bonnet
 - two circle braking system with steel-flex brake lines and adjustable brake balance between front and rear
 - master cylinders: front: 0,7", rear: 0,625"
 - heater removed
 - whole interiour removed except the dashboard
 - passenger seat replaced by a go-kart-seat
 - racing driver seat
 - roll cage
 - fire extinguisher
 - emergency stop switch (can be operated from outside the car)
 - two 45 Weber DCOE twin-carburettors
 - lexan door- and rear-windows
 - fan-type exhaust manifold
 - Renault 807 engine with crossflow-head
 - racing rods and pistons
 - lighter crank shaft
 - racing cam shaft
 - sport clutch
 - two aluminium fuel tanks
 - three fuel pumps
 - fuel pressure regulator
 - fuel catch-tank (1 litre)
 - oil catch-tank (1 litre)
 - removed rear boot
 - racing shocks and springs

I think that's about it. I hope you like the idea of this thread and take part.

Best regards

Stefan

A.Schmidt-Ohren:
Hi Mecky

 :newhere: (many thanks stefan)


this is mine

of course, FIA Appendix "K" and road legal for saison 2014  :FUNNY:

Valerio Leone:
Hey Mecky,

your data is impressive!
this shows that if Jean Redele hadn't stopped Renault from supplying (updated) engines back then it wouldn't be a fuss aganist Apline.

 :BBQ:

Hey Mr. Schmidt, bon courage!!

Jas:
Hello Mecky

Great topic.
Could you please give us some more details regarding your suspension, like spring rates and length and also your dampers make and model?

/Jannik

Mecky:

--- Quote from: Jas on Thursday,November 14, 2013, 03:13:26 AM ---Hello Mecky

Great topic.
Could you please give us some more details regarding your suspension, like spring rates and length and also your dampers make and model?

/Jannik

--- End quote ---
Hi Jannik,

I'll try to look it up at the next weekend.

Best regards

Stefan

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