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FINALLY THE LEGENT LOTUS
ESPRIT IS BACK?
Esprit is a two-seater, mid-engined rear-wheel drive gunuine
supercar, and as with all new Lotus vehicles, it can be optioned
with hybrid technology. The V8 engine delivers its power via
a seven-speed dual-cluth transmission. In total the car weighs
just 1,450 kg.
will cost around 110,000 British pounds ($180,000 + taxes).
2 seater, mid-engined, rear wheel drive
¦Engine Petrol, hybrid optional
¦Hybrid technology Optional KERS
¦Capacity 5.0 litre
¦Power/Torque 456 kW / 720 Nm
¦Rev limit 8,500 rpm
¦0-100 km/h 3.4 seconds
¦Top speed 330 km/h
¦CO2 approx (CO2/km) 250 g/km**
¦Weight 1,450 kg
¦Transmission 7 Speed DCT
¦Start of production End of 2012
¦Enters the market Spring 2013
¦Price indication Circa £110,000
The upcoming Lotus Evora will surely be one of the English automakers
greatest products of the companys recent history. The
Evora better enjoy the limelight while it lasts, because in
2012 the legendary light weight sports car builder will be bringing
back a legend: the Esprit. The mid engine sports car was a huge
success from 1976 thru 2004; and the next generation model should
not be any different, competing head to head with models like
the future Ferrari F450, Lamborghini Gallardo and the Audi R8
new Lotus Esprit will get be powered by a range of engines:
the entry level version will get the same 3.5 Liter V6 making
300 HP from the Evora, the next rung on the ladder will be a
414 HP 5.0 Liter V8 from the factory hot rod Lexus IS-F, but
the big news surrounds the top of the line Esprit, powered by
the same engine as the Lexus LF-A super car, a 4.8 Liter V10
making 550 HP. No matter which power plant you choose, they
will all be mated to six-speed semi-automatic paddle shift transmissions.
lightweight nature of any Lotus, combined with the awesome power
of an endurance racing super car will ensure that when it finally
does arrive, that the next generation Esprit will be a world
class sports car. Only fitting of such a high performance machine
is that it will sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in than 4 seconds, while
hitting a top speed of around 200 MPH should not be difficult.
by Terence Keon
2009 Australian release
Lotus has opened its order book for the Evora, which
is expected to arrive in August 09 in OZ. The company estimates
the sports car will cost $162,990 in two-seater form and $169,990
as a two-plus-two that caters for kids or luggage in the rear
mid-engined Evora is powered by a Toyota-sourced 206kW 3.5-litre
V6 that is capable of propelling the 1350kg Lotus from 0-100km/h
in five seconds.
L D speculates that the spy-shots taken last week by CAR magazine
is an all-new Lotus model codenamed Project Eagle.
new mid-engine, toyota-V8-powered, supercar is expected to compete
with Porsches 911. This 2+2 sports car will be slotted
between the Lotus Elise/Exige and the upcoming Lotus Esprit.
The design for the Project Eagle is expected to
be inspired by the Lotus M250 Concept Car.
report during cold weather testing in Scandinavia and Spy Photos
is currently developing the new Lotus Esprit, which is due in
December 2009. The sketches on this page are from various car
magazines and are an indication of what the car might look like,
however Lotus Insiders have confirmed that the images are not
an accurate representation. The large side air intakes shown
on these rendering are not on the final design (as they would
increase drag) and Lotus is keeping the design of the new Lotus
Esprit quite seperate from the Elise.
new Lotus Esprit is to cost around £75,000 and Lotus has
confirmed the car will be made in England, at the Hethel factory.
The car will use a similar Aluminium bonded chassis technology
to the Elise, but the car's platform will not be model specific,
so it can be used for various Lotus models. This they have call
VVA (Variable Vehicle Architecture). Lotus Chief Executive Michael
Kimberley, has confirmed that the car will feature a V8 engine
and although Lotus haven't offically confirmed the name of the
car yet, Micheal Kimberley has hinted that the car will be called
the Esprit. The car was originally due for sale in 2007, however,
when Mike Kimberley to over Lotus as Chief Executive in 2006,
he halted production of the Esprit, ordering new styling and
engineering changes. He said "In my view, it wasn't a proper
Lotus." The VVA platform will allow for a convertible version,
which will increase market appeal and sales. Autocar Magazine
predicted that the construction method will be so different
and the level of design sophistication so much greater than
the older Esprit, that the two would have little in common.
Also the V8 engine will most like come from BMW..
say the V8 will produce at least 400bhp in the Lotus, which
would give a 1300kg Esprit a power-to-weight ratio of 308bhp
per tonne a decent advantage over the Porsche 911 Carrera
S and BMW's M6. Forced induction would boost peak power beyond
500bhp for a 21st century Turbo Esprit.
has teamed up with miniature toy car giants 'Hot Wheels' to
create a 1:5 scale model of a new roadster that was recently
displayed at the SEMA Auto Show in Las Vegas.
Featuring elements from the Elise and Exige range, the scale
modeled car was designed to celebrate the 40th anniversary of
'Hot Wheels' as well as being a marketing exercise for Lotus
to showcase its future design direction.
suitably menacing, the sleek design featuring heavily flared
guards, rear diffuser and a large T-wing to create some serious
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Exhaust System (Mark I)
many months of R&D @ Melbourne Performance Centre, Lotus
Esprit Australia is proudly to announce the release of the full
stainless steel sports exhaust system (Mark I) available in
The exhaust is a 2.75"inch tig welding construction made
from a 304 stainless steel material weighing at 8 kilos and
producing up to 25 extra horsepower at the rear wheels as tested
on a factory Esprit S4. (Test results are available on www.lotusesprit.com.au)
Available in fully 'Mirror' polished if requested, including
pipework, box and Slash Cut Tailpipe
The sports a cat pipe replaces the stock factory cat, and cleans
the emissions while permitting a significant power increase
- without any technical or legal issues. Once fitted, no modifications
will be required to the engine management system. This Cat pipe
will fit all variants of the Esprit Turbo. The cat itself is
a 200 cell metal substrate unit weighing just 2.8 kilos.
The full system is a straight bolt on configuration for the
2.2 litre Engine (Stevens design) Turbo Vehicles. This upgrade
will delete the Exhaust Back Pressure Valve from the system.
(No spacer is required).
FACTORY VS MPC MARK I UPGRADE
Cat 5.0 kilos
Exhaust 13.5 kilos
any further information including obtaining this product please
Partners MPC involved with the development of the Lotus vehicles
have now released a new design Australian made stainless spacer
which will replace the valve by filling the gap. When you remove
your EBPV and replace it with this spacer.
spacer is available from our parts list
only taken them 30 years Lotus's long-awaited new Esprit will
go into production in Hethel, England, in the first half of 2008.
It replaces a car old enough to have starred in a James Bond movie
with Roger Moore as 007. That model premiered in 1976 and was
last sold in North America in 2004.
new Esprit will be composite bodied over an aluminum structure
made up of castings as well as extrusions and plates. The engine
is a turbo V-8, thought to be Toyota's, although there's speculation
in Britain it might be a BMW unit. The company's consulting arm,
Lotus Engineering, has released renderings of a "possible"
supercar chassis and even a complete car, badged Esprit, on its
wall calendar last year. Lotus Cars doesn't deny these are early
renderings of the real thing.
car will be built in Britain, though for a time, Lotus's Malaysian
owner had investigated building the car in Malaysia. Lotus has
a new CEO, but that's unlikely to signal a radical change of direction
for the company as he's had the job before. Mike Kimberley ran
it after founder Colin Chapman's death and then played emergency-room
surgeon to Lamborghini as it came through one of its worst crises