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 type V-12, 48vV8
Max power 460 ps (454 bhp)350 ps (345 bhp)
Max torque 542 Nm (400 lb-ft)400 Nm (295 lb-ft)
Curb weight 1882 kg (4149 lbs)1380 kg (3042 lbs)
Power / tonne 244 ps (241 bhp)254 ps (250 bhp)

Lap Times 1

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

Performance

Category V12 VanquishLotus Esprit V8
Top speed 306 kph (190 mph)289 kph (179 mph)
0 - 100 kph 4.9 s4.8 s
0 - 200 kph 15.3 s15.5 s
0 - 60 mph 4.4 s4.4 s
0 - 100 mph 10.3 s10.1 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.8 s @ 90.7 mph8.8 s @ 90.7 mph
1/4 mile 12.9 s @ 115.0 mph12.8 s @ 111.8 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 10.4 s10.7 s
Est. max acceleration 0.62 g (6 m/s²)0.63 g (6 m/s²)

Summary

Category V12 VanquishLotus Esprit V8
Track Performance 89100
Straight line speed 881872
Total 970972

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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monkeypop  9y 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  9y 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  9y ago

failure. aston really kept it slow.