Lotus Esprit V8 vs Aston Martin V12 Vanquish

Picture of Aston Martin V12 Vanquish
Picture of Lotus Esprit V8
Category V12 VanquishLotus Esprit V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 460 / 454355 / 350
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 542 / 400400 / 295
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1882 / 41491375 / 3031
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 244 / 241258 / 255

Lap Times

Track V12 VanquishLotus Esprit V8
Top Gear Track 1:36.201:32.50
Hockenheim Short 1:16.901:16.90

Acceleration

Speed & distance V12 VanquishLotus Esprit V8
0 - 100 kph 4.9 s4.5 s
0 - 160 kph 10.3 s10.1 s
0 - 200 kph 15.3 s15.5 s
1000 m 24.2 s22.7 s @ 228.5 kph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 9.9 s10.8 s
0 - 60 mph 4.4 s4.2 s
0 - 100 mph 10.3 s10.1 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.4 s @ 93.2 mph9.0 s @ 95.7 mph
1/4 mile 12.9 s @ 115.0 mph12.7 s @ 110.6 mph

General performance

Category V12 VanquishLotus Esprit V8
Top speed 306 kph (190 mph)289 kph (179 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.56 g (6 m/s²)0.66 g (6 m/s²)
Fuel economy 18.9 l/100 km (12 mpg US / 15 UK)9.3 l/100 km (25 mpg US / 30 UK)

Summary

Category V12 VanquishLotus Esprit V8
Track Performance 189200
Straight line speed 10091257
Total 11981457

Verdict

Esprit V8 is the fastest by a small margin.

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monkeypop  10y ago

I like fast cars.. but the aston is a thing of beauty. One of the most elegant cars in the world.

Its far superior to a lotus.


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Apathy  10y ago

Some one is entirely missing the idea behind a Vanquish.

It is by NO MEANS a track car.
It was meant for the boulevard, not Silverstone...


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gallardo man  10y ago

failure. aston really kept it slow.