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June 1, 2011

Lotus Esprit Australia is now providing a new carbon fibre look facelifts on plastics on fibreglass base materials on all Esprits.
Method used: Water Transfer Printing Technology
Water Transfer Printing Technology is surface decoration technology with pattern. We have has over 800 patterns for customer such as wooden patterns carbon fibre, chrome metallization, etc
Contact us today for your special requirements.

example lotus lower spolier carbon fibre finish.



November 2, 2010


The 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.

It will cost around 110,000 British pounds ($180,000 + taxes).

¦Layout 2 seater, mid-engined, rear wheel drive
¦Engine Petrol, hybrid optional
¦Hybrid technology Optional KERS
¦Cylinder V8
¦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
¦Seats 2
¦Transmission 7 Speed DCT
¦Drive RWD
¦Start of production End of 2012
¦Enters the market Spring 2013
¦Price indication Circa £110,000

See report and photos here


2012 Lotus Esprit rendered
Posted on 11.06.2009

The upcoming Lotus Evora will surely be one of the English automaker’s greatest products of the company’s 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 V10.

The 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.

The 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.

reference: by Terence Keon

February 28, 2009

EVORA 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 seats.

The 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.

Read more..

December 31, 2008

2002-06 Esprit LED or Globe Real light conversion is now tested and its available in Australia.

The upgrade will fit any Stevens Esprit shape and the full kit including panel and wiring will be provided.

See more info here


February 1, 2008 / April 10, 2008

F L D speculates that the spy-shots taken last week by CAR magazine is an all-new Lotus model codenamed “Project Eagle”.

The new mid-engine, toyota-V8-powered, supercar is expected to compete with Porsche’s 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.

Full report during cold weather testing in Scandinavia and Spy Photos here


January 21, 2008

Lotus 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.

The 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..

Sources 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.

December 25, 2007

Lotus, 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.

Looking suitably menacing, the sleek design featuring heavily flared guards, rear diffuser and a large T-wing to create some serious eye-candy.

December 2007

CARS OF THE WORLD SHOW.(Melbourne Australia) The Show ‘n’ Shine & Social Charity Event
Sunday 2 December 2007 more info


November 07,2007

Sports Exhaust System (Mark I)

After 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 Australia.
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).



Original Cat 5.0 kilos 2.8 kilos
Original Exhaust 13.5 kilos 8.0 kilos
For any further information including obtaining this product please contact:

Phone: +61 (0) 418547709 Email: info@lotusesprit.com.au
Available from our parts list page.

August 7, 2007

Our 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. This spacer is available from our parts list page.



International report:

It's 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.

The 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.

The 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 in 1994.

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