Lotus Esprit V8 vs Aston Martin V12 Vanquish

Picture of Aston Martin V12 Vanquish
Picture of Lotus Esprit V8
Category V12 VanquishLotus Esprit V8
Engine layout 5.9 l V123.5 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 460 / 454350 / 345
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 542 / 400400 / 295
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1882 / 41491380 / 3042
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 244 / 241254 / 250

Lap Times

Track V12 VanquishLotus Esprit V8
Top Gear Track 1:36.201:32.50

Performance

Category V12 VanquishLotus Esprit V8
0 - 100 kph 4.9 s4.8 s
0 - 200 kph 15.3 s15.5 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 10.4 s10.7 s
0 - 60 mph 4.4 s4.4 s
0 - 100 mph 10.3 s10.1 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.1 s @ 94.4 mph9.0 s @ 95.1 mph
1/4 mile 12.9 s @ 115.0 mph12.8 s @ 111.8 mph
Top speed 306 kph (190 mph)289 kph (179 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.63 g (6 m/s²)0.64 g (6 m/s²)

Summary

Category V12 VanquishLotus Esprit V8
Track Performance 89100
Straight line speed 878872
Total 967972

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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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.