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  Lotus Esprit Turbo
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1980 - 1987
Numbers built:1658
Introduced at:1980 Geneva Motor Show
Designed by:Italdesign, Giugiaro
Source:Company press release
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration 910 Straight 4
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium alloy block and head
Displacement 2,174 cc / 132.7 cu in
Bore / Stroke 95.3 mm (3.8 in) / 76.2 mm (3 in)
Compression 7.5:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Weber 40 DHLA Carburettors
Aspiration Garrett T3 Turbo
Power 210 bhp / 157 KW @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 271 Nm / 200 ft lbs @ 4,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 97 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis composite body on backbone chassis
Front suspension upper wishbone, lower transverse link, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension lower wishbones, semi-trailing arms, fixed length drive shafts
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes discs, all-round
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,219 kilo / 2,687 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,191 mm (165 in) / 1,852 mm (72.9 in) / 1,118 mm (44 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,438 mm (96 in) / 1,511 mm (59.5 in) / 1,511 mm (59.5 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.17 bhp / kg
Top Speed 235 km/h (146 mph)
0-60 mph 6.6 s
0-100 mph 19.5 s

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Resources
Suggested reading
  • The Lotus Book S2, by William Taylor
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