1965 Lotus Europa John Player Special


1965 Lotus Europa John Player Special

1965 Lotus Europa John Player Special

To honour Team Lotus’s victory in the 1972 and 1973 F1 World Championships, John Player Special (JPS)was released to commemorate the success. Each had black with gold pin stripes and numbered badge. The JPS was one of the very last Europa models released before production ceased altogether.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
price $$7290
engineType 74 Inline-4
positionMid Longitudinal
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement1558 cc / 95.1 in³
bore82.6 mm / 3.25 in
stroke72.6 mm / 2.86 in
compression10.3:1
power94.0 kw / 126 bhp
specific output80.87 bhp per litre
bhp/weight170.27 bhp per tonne
body / frameFiberglass over Steel Tub
driven wheelsRWD
f brake sizemm / in
r brake sizemm / in
curb weight740 kg / 1631 lbs
transmissionType 352 Renault 4-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1
top speed~197.9 kph / 123 mph
0 – 60 mph~7.0 seconds

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1974 Lotus Europa Twin Cam Special 74/3814R – sold for $33,000. Groundbreaking Mid-Engine Sports Car. Big Valve Version of the Famed Lotus-Ford Twin-Cam Motor. Impressively Original, Low-Mileage Example. Accompanied by Books, Records, and Period Sales Brochures. The Ultimate Evolution of the Lotus Europa. Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions 2015 by Gooding & Company