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    Quote Originally Posted by Coventrysucks View Post
    I think the V8 has 4 more cylinders.

    Try that.
    i think he meant from the exterior...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmntmail_ppn View Post
    i think he meant from the exterior...
    Yeah, visually.

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    2001 Esprit V8

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    Lotus Esprit John Player Special V8
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    When researching the different versions of the Esprit I came across this article on wikipedia,
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    As with many of their cars, Lotus used parts from other cars to cut down development costs. Esprits before 1993 have many British Leyland parts and after 1993 have many GM (Vauxhall, Opel) parts. G Esprits have CitroŽn gearboxes as found in the CitroŽn SM and Maserati Merak, while S Esprits have Renault UN1 gearboxes, with the exception of the North American Esprit Turbo which retained the Citroen gearbox for 1988 only. The door handles come from Morris Marina / Austin Allegro and were kept until the S4 model in 1994 when instead GM Calibra door handles were used. Early models used a Momo steering wheel, later ones had the same as the Pontiac Trans Am. S1 Esprits have Fiat X1/9 rear light units. Until 2002 it had rectangular Toyota rear lights from the 1985 Toyota Sprinter Trueno and RWD Toyota Corolla Coupe, later replaced with the same round light as the Lotus Elise II. Headlight lift motors came from the Pontiac Fiero. The aerial mount and whip on the S4 and V8 is the same as the GM Calibra and Tigra. The side mirrors are from the CitroŽn CX. Non SE foglamps from about 1989 are GM Astra MK1. The fan motors come from the Ford Fiesta MK2. The alternator on the V8 models is a standard GM unit also found in the V6 Opel Omega B and the earlier Lotus Carlton/Omega which also provides many of the interior plastic fittings such as door handles and steering column. The clutch slave cylinder on the 98 onwards models is the same as a series 2A Land Rover from Girling as is the master cylinder. The front suspension of the S1 and S2 came from the Opel Ascona. Front GT3 Brake Pads (Brembo) are the same as on a Fiat Coupe turbo or a Peugeot 406 3.0 V6. The Fuel Pump of SE is salvaged from Renault Fuego cars
    Off course a small manufacturer uses a lot of "off the shelf" parts.
    But they used Morris Marina door handles until 1993
    And the mirrors from a Citroen CX until the end. I never would have guessed that.

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    Esprit S4
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