The Lotus Esprit Fact File – Model Information

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Lotus Esprit

Esprit V8 – Road #1

Question 10 enthusiasts about the important quality in a high-performance car, and you will, of course, get 20 answers. A high-revving multivalve Turbocharged or supercharged.

With the in the middle. Precise steering. Big Big tires. Sleek. Balanced. And a low price would be nice. The twin-turbocharged Esprit will you all of the above except the low price.

Elementary physics suggest more power and less will make a car faster, all like gears, tires and being equal. At less four feet high, an is acceptably slick, the 285/35ZR-18s on the have substantial grip, and is fully appropriate. And even saddled with the weight of appointments, the Esprit just the 3000-lb mark.

Right behind the driver and of the rear wheels, exactly many would argue it be for a sports car, is the engine. the size of a 27-in. television, and 500 lb fully dressed with air conditioner and two water-cooled Garrett is a 3.5-liter 4-cam V-8.

to a twin-disc clutch and a 5-speed and revved up to 6500 rpm, it 350 bhp and will fire the lightweight to 60 mph in under 4.5 sec, and to 100 mph before cars reach half speed. Terminal velocity is 175 at which point you are happy to rearward visibility with big wings stability.

Lotus Esprit

Figures like this superior handling, a Lotus from the companys inception. sprung all around, the Esprit upper and lower control an anti-roll bar, and rack-and-pinion up front, with trailing and lateral links in the rear. it will change direction and go the bends at ridiculous speeds, it compliant enough to drive the tank empties.

Very large Michelin clear very large vented discs and transmit all energy to the pavement.

Despite its but given the occasional facelift, the looks distinctive. The angular ear scoops behind the doors and chin spoiler are both and effective. The interior provides a degree of amenities including walnut, leather and an Alpine system.

Accommodations for two are provided, and those over six feet will be ensconced in the cabin.

The Lotus does not have the brute of a Viper, nor the wail of a Ferrari but will put up a respectable showing either. Whether you prefer the finesse of the Colin Chapman heritage, or just want to put on the side of it, a twin-turbo Esprit is a car of the first order.

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