LOTUS EUROPA SERIES 1/2
Mid-engined coupè with uprated Renault 16 engine and gearbox transferred to the other end of an Elan-type backbone. Four speeds, all0coil springing and front disc brakes. Clutch not its strog point, and avoid S1s, on which glass-fibre body is permanently bonded to chassis. S2s have electric windows and more practical interior. Twin-cam Lotus-Ford engine replaces Renault unit from October '71; approx 4260 Renault-engined cars made.