Lotus Europa S2 Type 65 (Series 2 Federal)
Version Type 65 (Series 2 Federal) of 1970; produced only 3'615 copies.
Tuned engine Alpine Renault Gordini 1565 cc; with 2 carburettors Weber 45 DCOE, exhaust manifold race 4 in 1, valve cover aluminum, oil sump aluminum.
Gearbox Renault 4-speed
Radiator in aluminum.
Revolution alloy wheels 13".
Papers: Plaques and booklet; ASI Certificate Historic
Revision to the DMV: October 2015
Europe S2 was introduced in April 1968. It featured the same engine of the Renault Alpine S1, but offered some improvements, such as power windows, seats are fully adjustable, and a control board in the woodwork. At the request of the insurance industry, Lotus had to change the joints of the frame by the adhesive resin to the more traditional bolts. 3'615 specimens of S2 were modified to be "federalized", that make them suitable for export to the United States; then, in 1969, she was born the Type 65 or S2 Federal with further changes to chassis, body and engine needed to meet US standards. Among other updates, the Renault engine capacity was increased to 1565 cc. The top speed was 187 Km/h.
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