1992 Lotus Elan Tire Size

The original tire size for your 1992 Lotus Elan is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of the best Lotus Elan tire size.

205/45ZR16

Simplified Size:  205-45-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1992 Lotus Elan is 205/45ZR16.  A color-coded explanation of the 1992 Lotus Elan's tire size is shown below.

205

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 205 millimeters.

45

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 45%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 45% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 92 millimeters.

Z

This tire has a speed class of Z, which means it's part of an elite speed class of 149 mph or more (240 km/h).  A tire's speed class is less specific than the speed rating.

R

This letter denotes how your tire was constructed.  Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.

RRadial
BBias Belt
DDiagonal
16

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 16 inches in diameter.