Lotus Elan

Elan aero mods

PostPost by: Panda » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:04 am

I have been thinking of creating some downforce on my 26R replica race car without destroying the appearance. Anyone got any ideas on doing this or know of a company which might sell aero bits to suit?
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PostPost by: rcfurse » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:54 am

Absolute Lotus magazine, Issue 9, page 42.
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:54 pm

........... a modified 962 porsche's rear wing would add some downforce with the front of the kelvedon elan! sandy
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PostPost by: ecamiel » Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:06 pm

A front, almost horizontal, "shelf" type spoiler set well back and low from the front significantly improved my lap times and the car felt more stable under breaking.
Paint it black and no one will see it.

Of course the car is raked forward.

Sports Car Graphic tested the car when new and found downforce both front and back in stock configuration.
The under car shape below the radiator is a major contributor the that downforce.

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PostPost by: Evante » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:52 pm

Take a look at this picture of a Lotus Elan driven by Paul Newman. The front of the car shows a tasteful spoiler/air dam.
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Paul Newman in a Lotus Elan Race Car

I used to own an Evante 140 TC that had modified body work to add a spoiler in the front and rear.

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Evante 140 TC Front

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Evante 140 TC Rear

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PostPost by: Evante » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:02 pm

There is also this page from the archives: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=34510&start=

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