Renault Gordini EF4B
1492 cc 90° V6, Turbo,
750 hp @ 11.500 rpm
Lotus/Hewland 5 speed m.
Elio de Angelis
Aluminium monocoque Cosworth DFV 2993cc V8
465 hp @ 10.800 rpm Hewland-Lotus 5 speed Goodyear
The Lotus 95T was a Formula One racing car designed by Gérard Ducarouge for use by Team Lotus in the 1984 Formula One World Championship. The car brought Lotus its best results for several seasons, frequently reaching the podium. The car was powered by the Renault Gordini EF4 V6 turbo engine and ran on Goodyear tyres, after Lotus had switched from Pirelli. It was a development of the Lotus 94T, which had proved competitive at the end of 1983.
The chassis of the 95T was praised by the editor of the AUTOCOURSE annual in 1984 as the best handling of the season during the annual‘s team by team review. The technical review of the 95T was particularly positive of the Lotus mechanical grip in slow corners, mentioning that it was equal, if not slightly better than the McLaren MP4/2. The AUTOCOURSE editor reported that the McLaren was more aerodynamically efficient and was better in fast corners, but netherless praised the leadership of Gerard Ducarogue‘s technical directorship in reiving Lotus in 1984 after a dismal (in terms of results) 1983 season.