Lotus Esprit V8 vs Chevrolet Corvette C5 Z51

Picture of Chevrolet Corvette C5 Z51
Picture of Lotus Esprit V8
Category Corvette C5 Z51Lotus Esprit V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 350 / 345350 / 345
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 475 / 350400 / 295
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1475 / 32521380 / 3042
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 237 / 234254 / 250

Performance

Category Corvette C5 Z51Lotus Esprit V8
0 - 100 kph 5.0 s4.8 s
0 - 100 mph 11.7 s10.1 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.0 s @ 89.5 mph9.0 s @ 95.1 mph
1/4 mile 13.6 s12.8 s @ 111.8 mph
Top speed 275 kph (171 mph)289 kph (179 mph)

Summary

Category Corvette C5 Z51Lotus Esprit V8
Track Performance 00
Straight line speed 423500
Total 423500

Verdict

Esprit V8 is the fastest by a small margin.

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Haggis  11y ago

These figures are wrong. The Lotus is at least .4 seconds faster to a hundred and the C5 is about .3 seconds faster to a hundred (if it's a manual transmission). Still makes the Lotus the quickest of the two. But compare a C5 Z06 to the Lotus V8 and chances are the Vette is the winner.