Lotus 34

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The Lotus 34 was a British racing car built by Team Lotus for the 1964 Indianapolis 500.

The Type 34 was Lotus' second Champ Car. Based on the earlier Lotus 29, it was a very similar car which differed principally in featuring a four-cam 4195 cc (255ci) DOHC Ford V8 with Hilborn fuel injection, producing 425 bhp (317 kW), through a ZF 2DS20 gearbox.

At Indianapolis, Jim Clark qualified on the pole, joined by five other similar cars.[1] The Dunlop tyres failed during the race, leading to Clark crashing and the second 34 being parked.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Setright, L.J.K. "Lotus: The Golden Mean", in Northey, Tom, ed. The World of Automobiles (London: Orbis, 1974), Volume 11, p.1232.
  2. ^ Setright, p.1232.

Further reading[edit]

  • Andrew Ferguson, Lotus: The Indianapolis Years (Patrick Stephens, 1996) ISBN 1-85260-491-3