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Lotus Esprit V8 specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1380 kg (3042 lbs)
Power / weight 254 ps (250 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 290 Nm (214 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2002
Origin country United Kingdom
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Top speed 282 kph (175 mph)
0 - 100 kph 4.8 s
0 - 200 kph 15.5 s
0 - 100 mph 10.1 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.6 s @ 90.7 mph
Est. 1/4 mile 13.0 s @ 113.7 mph
1000 m 23.1 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 10.7 s

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Lotus Esprit V8 acceleration graph


Engine type V8
Displacement 3.5 l (214 ci)
Power 350 ps (345 bhp / 257 kw)
Torque 400 Nm (295 lb-ft)
Power / liter 100 ps (99 hp)
Transmission 5 speed
Layout middle engine, rear wheel drive

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196ss  2y ago

Please correct:
Year of introduction is 1996, in 2002 there were made only minor changes, most noticeable of them was round tail lights.
Max power is 355ps@6500rpm, peak torque - 400Nm@4250rpm.
Hockenheim short laptime is 1:16.9

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Shaggy  3y ago

I love the Esprit V8, my favorite Lotus of all time.

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918  3y ago

382 km/h???? LOL

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GriN  3y ago

Auto Motor Sport 20/1996
0-100 km/h - 4.7 sec
0-160 km/h - 10.1 sec
0-200 km/h - 15.5 sec
1 km - 23.1 sec
Top speed 382 km/h

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Marti  8y ago

1.32 with a car that got 350 bhp!
Let jc take the Esprit around the track, even with is added weight disadvantage he would do better than the stig.....

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Kevin  9y ago

Wow, there a bunch of cars up to 1:19 that I've easily taken on the track in my esprit. And I'm not great.

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427SuperSnake  9y ago


Most asked question on

Who is the Stig?

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The San  9y ago

He also beat Niggel Mansel and Lewis Hamilton, with the reasonably priced car even though he drove the Liana which is slower than the Lacetti

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PhantomPorsche  10y ago

Hmm, Stig cant drive. I wonder why he beat Tim Schlick on a track starting 4 seconds behind him, that does show he can drive good.

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Anonymous  10y ago

The Stig can't drive. Beside's he's admited that he don't like the lotus esprit. My kid could have driven a better track time than him.....1.32...

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