Lotus 340R

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Lotus 340R
Lotus 340R-01.jpg
Two 340Rs
ManufacturerLotus Cars
Model years2000
Body and chassis
LayoutMR layout
RelatedLotus Elise
EngineFour cylinder version of the Rover K-Series
TransmissionRover 5 speed PG1 Close Ratio Gearbox
Kerb weight701 kg (1,545 lb)
SuccessorLotus 2-Eleven

The Lotus 340R is a limited edition sports car manufactured by Lotus Cars in 2000 at their Hethel factory.


The 340R is a special edition of the Lotus Elise. 340 were built, and all were sold before they were manufactured. It uses a custom built bodyshell with no roof or doors. All cars came with a silver and black colour scheme. Special A038R tyres were developed for the 340R in collaboration with Yokohama.

While road-legal in the UK, most of the surviving cars are used for racing, track use, or demonstrations.[citation needed]


Side view of a 340R

The engine is a four-cylinder version of the Rover K-Series engine called VHPD (Very High Power Derivative) used in the regular Elise which produces 177 bhp (132 kW; 179 PS) at 7800 rpm/ 172 N⋅m (127 lbf⋅ft) at 6750 rpm as standard, or 187 bhp (139 kW; 190 PS) at 7500 rpm/ 189 N⋅m (139 lbf⋅ft) at 5600 rpm with optional Lotus accessories. It delivers 126 pound-feet of torque and runs at 60 mph from a standstill in just 4.5 seconds.[1]


  • Weight: 701 kg (1,545 lb) (curb: all fluids and full tank of fuel)
  • Performance: 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) 4,4 sec; 0-160 km/h (99 mph) 10,7 sec, top 209 km/h (130 mph)
  • Power-to-weight ratio: 252.5 bhp (188.3 kW)/Ton or 3.96 kg (8.73 lb)/bhp
  • Transmission: Rover 5 speed PG1 Close Ratio Gearbox
  • Price: £35,000
  • Length: 142.2 in (3.61 m)


  1. ^ 2000 Lotus 340R | Top Speed[1][2]

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