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Lotus Esprit V8 specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1380 kg (3042 lbs)
Introduced 2002
Origin country United Kingdom
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0 - 100 kph4.8 s
0 - 200 kph15.5 s
1000 m23.1 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph10.7 s
0 - 60 mph4.4 s
0 - 100 mph10.1 s
Est. 1/8 mile9.0 s @ 95.1 mph
1/4 mile12.8 s @ 111.8 mph
1 mile32.1 s @ 158.4 mph
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)
60 mph - 036 m (118 ft)
Lotus Esprit V8 acceleration graph

Powertrain specs

Engine type V8
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
Transmission 5 speed
Layout middle engine, rear wheel drive

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Reyespaul  3m 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  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.....

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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.

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427SuperSnake  13y ago


Most asked question on

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...