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Lotus Esprit S3 specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1120 kg (2469 lbs)
Dimensions 4.21 m (166 in) long, 1.86 m (73 in) wide, 1.11 m (44 in) high
Wheelbase 2.44 m (96 in)
Introduced 1981
Origin country United Kingdom
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0 - 100 kph6.9 s
Top speed222 kph (138 mph)

Powertrain specs

Engine type Inline 4, 16v
Displacement 2.2 l (134 ci)
Power 162 ps (160 bhp / 119 kw) @ 6500 rpm
Torque 217 Nm (160 lb-ft) @ 5000 rpm
Power / liter 74 ps (73 hp)
Power / weight 145 ps (143 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 194 Nm (143 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 5 speed manual
Layout middle engine, rear wheel drive
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Mental  8y ago

I hope it at least handled well? However, I'd suppose it was pretty much fast for 1981. But, yes, unfortunately, the building quality of past Lotus was its minus. Such a nice exotic though...

I love Lotus, I wish their current adversities tuned into success...

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FAT ANGEL  8y ago

Probally the best looking car i owned.
And definitely the worst.
Very difficult too see out of looking forwards,sideways. Gearbox dreadful. And i drive around, with foot on the floor all the time, too just be alittle ahead of other cars, performance was crap. It lasted less than 6 weeks, i returned it after the diff disingrated, over the road. Lucky i was only 30 or 40 metres from my home, and a neighbour helped me, collect the peieces that had fallen on the road. Still, it was the most beautiful car i owned.