Where does the 289KPH top speed comes from? I have only seen 280-282KPH
Lotus Esprit V8 specs
|Curb weight||1380 kg (3042 lbs)|
|Origin country||United Kingdom|
|0 - 100 kph||4.8 s|
|0 - 200 kph||15.5 s|
|1000 m||23.1 s|
|Est. 100 - 200 kph||10.7 s|
|0 - 60 mph||4.4 s|
|0 - 100 mph||10.1 s|
|Est. 1/8 mile||9.0 s @ 95.1 mph|
|1/4 mile||12.8 s @ 111.8 mph|
|1 mile||32.1 s @ 158.4 mph|
|Top speed||289 kph (179 mph)|
|0 - 100 mph - 0||14.9 s|
|Est. max acceleration||0.64 g (6 m/s²)|
|Lateral acceleration||0.98 g (10 m/s²)|
|60 mph - 0||36 m (118 ft)|
|Displacement||3.5 l (214 ci)|
|Power||350 ps (345 bhp / 257 kw)|
|Torque||400 Nm (295 lb-ft)|
|Power / liter||100 ps (99 hp)|
|Power / weight||254 ps (250 bhp) / t|
|Torque / weight||290 Nm (214 lb-ft) / t|
|Layout||middle engine, rear wheel drive|
Esprit V8 competition
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Reyespaul 3m ago
196ss 6y ago
Year of introduction is 1996, in 2002 there were made only minor changes, most noticeable of them was round tail lights.
Max power is 355ps@6500rpm, peak torque - 400Nm@4250rpm.
Hockenheim short laptime is 1:16.9
Shaggy 7y ago
I love the Esprit V8, my favorite Lotus of all time.
918 7y ago
382 km/h???? LOL
GriN 7y ago
Auto Motor Sport 20/1996
0-100 km/h - 4.7 sec
0-160 km/h - 10.1 sec
0-200 km/h - 15.5 sec
1 km - 23.1 sec
Top speed 382 km/h
Marti 11y ago
1.32 with a car that got 350 bhp!
Let jc take the Esprit around the track, even with is added weight disadvantage he would do better than the stig.....
Kevin 12y ago
Wow, there a bunch of cars up to 1:19 that I've easily taken on the track in my esprit. And I'm not great.
427SuperSnake 13y ago
Most asked question on answers.com
Who is the Stig?
The San 13y ago
He also beat Niggel Mansel and Lewis Hamilton, with the reasonably priced car even though he drove the Liana which is slower than the Lacetti
PhantomPorsche 13y ago
Hmm, Stig cant drive. I wonder why he beat Tim Schlick on a track starting 4 seconds behind him, that does show he can drive good.
Anonymous 13y ago
The Stig can't drive. Beside's he's admited that he don't like the lotus esprit. My kid could have driven a better track time than him.....1.32...