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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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Performance

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

More acceleration times

Lotus Esprit V8 acceleration graph

Powertrain

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  3y 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  4y ago

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


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918  4y ago

382 km/h???? LOL


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GriN  4y 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  10y 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  10y ago

News

Most asked question on answers.com

Who is the Stig?


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The San  10y 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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Timeline

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added data for Ford GT (Mk II)

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0-120: 6.4 s 0-140: 8.5 s https://www.flic kr.com/photos/de dethecollector/8 828903990/in/pho tolist-es7Nqh-es 7XkA-hw5BF6-es7Q 3d-hw3Wic-es7NTW -hw3TD4-es7N2f-f z1hnG-fyKY4v-es7 WVE-fZCRys-fyKYf 6-hw4Dkb-nu7K2G- fz1h6j-geMKVT-fZ CYQ2-fZCTou-fZD4 WA-fZD39M-es7RMb -hw4DSA-m6eACM-f ZmJhC-geTZsv-fyK XQF-geNoYt-hw58k u-hw4ox6-fyKYAp- hw647M-esbryA-nu 7M2W-geUcYk-es7T Pf-esbpY7-nu7JKj -esbs53-yDNZbY-w Gg5Cd-zARbvP-yDX Fa8-yDXEPt-zjdH3 A-vMyuGC-vMywUd- wrXJVN-wK5tep-vM yw4A

0-130: 9 s https://www.flic kr.com/photos/de dethecollector/1 4101676180/in/ph otolist-es7Nqh-e s7XkA-hw5BF6-es7 Q3d-hw3Wic-es7NT W-hw3TD4-es7N2f- fz1hnG-fyKY4v-es 7WVE-fZCRys-fyKY f6-hw4Dkb-nu7K2G -fz1h6j-geMKVT-f ZCYQ2-fZCTou-fZD 4WA-fZD39M-es7RM b-hw4DSA-m6eACM- fZmJhC-geTZsv-fy KXQF-geNoYt-hw58 ku-hw4ox6-fyKYAp -hw647M-esbryA-n u7M2W-geUcYk-es7 TPf-esbpY7-nu7JK j-esbs53-yDNZbY- wGg5Cd-zARbvP-yD XFa8-yDXEPt-zjdH 3A-vMyuGC-vMywUd -wrXJVN-wK5tep-v Myw4A

0-130: 7.9 s 0-200: 18 s https://www.flic kr.com/photos/de dethecollector/1 4101676180/in/ph otolist-es7Nqh-e s7XkA-hw5BF6-es7 Q3d-hw3Wic-es7NT W-hw3TD4-es7N2f- fz1hnG-fyKY4v-es 7WVE-fZCRys-fyKY f6-hw4Dkb-nu7K2G -fz1h6j-geMKVT-f ZCYQ2-fZCTou-fZD 4WA-fZD39M-es7RM b-hw4DSA-m6eACM- fZmJhC-geTZsv-fy KXQF-geNoYt-hw58 ku-hw4ox6-fyKYAp -hw647M-esbryA-n u7M2W-geUcYk-es7 TPf-esbpY7-nu7JK j-esbs53-yDNZbY- wGg5Cd-zARbvP-yD XFa8-yDXEPt-zjdH 3A-vMyuGC-vMywUd -wrXJVN-wK5tep-v Myw4A

0-100: 5.5 s 0-160: 12 s https://www.flic kr.com/photos/de dethecollector/2 1432989813/in/ph otolist-es7Nqh-e s7XkA-hw5BF6-es7 Q3d-hw3Wic-es7NT W-hw3TD4-es7N2f- fz1hnG-fyKY4v-es 7WVE-fZCRys-fyKY f6-hw4Dkb-nu7K2G -fz1h6j-geMKVT-f ZCYQ2-fZCTou-fZD 4WA-fZD39M-es7RM b-hw4DSA-m6eACM- fZmJhC-geTZsv-fy KXQF-geNoYt-hw58 ku-hw4ox6-fyKYAp -hw647M-esbryA-n u7M2W-geUcYk-es7 TPf-esbpY7-nu7JK j-esbs53-yDNZbY- wGg5Cd-zARbvP-yD XFa8-yDXEPt-zjdH 3A-vMyuGC-vMywUd -wrXJVN-wK5tep-v Myw4A

0-130: 7.3 s 0-160: 11.1 s https://www.flic kr.com/photos/de dethecollector/1 9549928724/in/ph otolist-es7Nqh-e s7XkA-hw5BF6-es7 Q3d-hw3Wic-es7NT W-hw3TD4-es7N2f- fz1hnG-fyKY4v-es 7WVE-fZCRys-fyKY f6-hw4Dkb-nu7K2G -fz1h6j-geMKVT-f ZCYQ2-fZCTou-fZD 4WA-fZD39M-es7RM b-hw4DSA-m6eACM- fZmJhC-geTZsv-fy KXQF-geNoYt-hw58 ku-hw4ox6-fyKYAp -hw647M-esbryA-n u7M2W-geUcYk-es7 TPf-esbpY7-nu7JK j-esbs53-yDNZbY- wGg5Cd-zARbvP-yD XFa8-yDXEPt-zjdH 3A-vMyuGC-vMywUd -wrXJVN-wK5tep-v Myw4A

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