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Lotus Esprit V8 specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1346-1381 kg (2967-3045 lbs)
Years built 1996 - 2004
Origin country United Kingdom
Gas mileage 31.0-9.3 l/100 km (8-25 mpg US / 9-30 mpg UK)
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Acceleration

0 - 100 kph4.5 s
0 - 160 kph10.1 s
0 - 200 kph15.5 s
1000 m22.7 s @ 228.5 kph
Est. 100 - 200 kph10.7 s
0 - 30 mph1.7 s
0 - 40 mph2.6 s
0 - 50 mph3.5 s
0 - 60 mph4.2 s
0 - 70 mph5.6 s
0 - 80 mph6.8 s
0 - 90 mph8.6 s
0 - 100 mph10.1 s
0 - 110 mph12.7 s
0 - 120 mph14.9 s
0 - 130 mph17.7 s
0 - 140 mph22.0 s
Est. 1/8 mile9.0 s @ 95.1 mph
1/4 mile12.7 s @ 110.6 mph
1 mile32.1 s @ 158.4 mph
Lotus Esprit V8 acceleration graph

General performance

Top speed289 kph (179 mph)
0 - 100 mph - 014.9 s
Est. max acceleration0.64 g (6 m/s²)
Lateral acceleration0.98 g (10 m/s²)
30 mph - 010 m (32 ft)
60 mph - 036 m (118 ft)
70 mph - 015 m (48 ft)

Powertrain specs

Engine type V8
Displacement 3.5 l (214 ci)
Power 355 ps (350 bhp / 261 kw) @ 6500 rpm
Torque 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) @ 4250 rpm
Power / liter 101 ps (100 hp)
Power / weight 258 ps (255 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 291 Nm (215 lb-ft) / t
Efficiency 21 PS per l/100 km
Transmission 5 speed
Layout middle engine, rear wheel drive

More 0-60 and 1/4 mile times

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FastestLaps  3w ago

Need for Speed II...

Yes, I am dating myself

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196ss  3w ago

Vairano laptime - 1:25,916 (Quattroroute 05/1996)
Hockenheim Short - 1:16,9 (Auto Motor und Sport 20/1996)


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Reyespaul  6m ago

Where does the 289KPH top speed comes from? I have only seen 280-282KPH


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196ss  6y ago

Please correct:
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


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Shaggy  7y ago

I love the Esprit V8, my favorite Lotus of all time.


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918  7y ago

382 km/h???? LOL


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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


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Marti  12y 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.....


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Kevin  13y 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.


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427SuperSnake  13y ago

News

Most asked question on answers.com

Who is the Stig?


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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


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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.


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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...