|Chassis||Carbon fibre and Kevlar monocoque|
|Suspension (front)||Lotus Active suspension|
|Suspension (rear)||Lotus Active suspension|
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|Wheelbase||Script error: No such module "convert".|
|Engine||Cosworth DFV, Script error: No such module "convert"., 90° V8, NA, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted|
|Transmission||Lotus / Hewland 5-speed manual|
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|Notable entrants||John Player Team Lotus|
11. 23x15px Elio de Angelis|
12. 23x15px Nigel Mansell
|Debut||1983 Brazilian Grand Prix|
The Lotus 92 was a Formula One racing car designed by Martin Ogilvie along with Team Lotus founder Colin Chapman before Chapman died in December 1982. The 92 was used by Lotus in the first part of the 1983 Formula One season.
The car was driven regularly by Nigel Mansell and also in one race (the 1983 Brazilian Grand Prix) by Elio de Angelis. Engine problems on the warmup lap for de Angelis' Renault turbo-engined Lotus 93T forced him into the spare 92, which eventually led to his disqualification, for changing from a Renault-engined car to a Cosworth-engined one. The 92's best result was a 6th place for Mansell at the Detroit Grand Prix.
The 92 was the last non-turbo car designed and raced by Lotus until the turbo engines were banned from the 1989 season. It was also the last Lotus car to carry the Cosworth DFY V8 engine (a development of the Keith Duckworth designed Cosworth DFV which Lotus had introduced to F1 in 1967), while also being the first Lotus to use active suspension. The suspension system gave a lot of trouble and virtually eroded Mansell's confidence in such things. Though when he eventually won the World Championship with Williams nine years later (1992), it was in a car with active suspension.
Complete Formula One results
|1983||John Player Team Lotus|| Cosworth DFV
|Elio de Angelis||DSQ|
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|Lotus production car timeline, 1950–present|
|Sports racer||Mark VIII||Mark IX||Eleven||15||17||19||23||30||40||47||62|
|Saloon||Ford Cortina Lotus||Ford Cortina Lotus|
|Grand tourer||Europa||Esprit||Europa S|
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