1980 Lotus Esprit Turbo

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1980 Lotus Esprit Turbo

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Lotus

Lotus

Quick Facts

Price (when new): 29877

Production Total: 1658

Build Start: 1980

Last on sale: 1987

Drive System:

Lotus was now touching supercar territory, with a car that beat the psychological milestones of 150mph and 0-60mph in under six seconds. With almost peerless handling they could now be compared with Porsches and Ferraris. The extra 50bhp over the normal 2.2-litre Esprit comes from a Garrett T3 turbocharger, though the whole of the engine was re-engineered to cope. The first 104 were in Essex Petroleum livery. In 1985 the suspension was revised to use more Toyota and less Triumph parts. Short-lived HC version for 1987 only gets extra 5bhp and 20lb/ft of torque.

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Specifications

General
  • 1980
  • Esprit Turbo
  • 1987
Dimensions
  • 1852mm
  • 2438mm
  • 1148kg
  • 4191mm
  • 1118mm
Performance
  • 5.6s
  • 220lb/ft
  • 141mph
  • 4
  • 215bhp
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Fuel Consump.
  • 18mpg
Prices
  • €29877
Other
  • 1658