1981 Lotus Esprit S3

Car Specs

1981 Lotus Esprit S3

Information

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Quick Facts

Price (when new): 15480

Production Total: 767

Build Start: 1981

Last on sale: 1987

Drive System:

Wearing most of the body, chassis and interior revisions introduced for the Turbo model the year before, the Esprit S3 also signalled a major leap forward in quality and reliability. There’s a lot more sound insulation too, allegedly reducing noise levels inside by 50%. Despite the larger bumpers and sided air scoops, the design stays true to Giugiaro’s concept. The rear wheels and tyres are larger, and lower profile rubber is used to further sharpen the Esprit’s superb handling and grip. Despite now being cheaper, experts say these are a much better bet than the S1 and S2.

Information from Octane Magazine.
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Specifications

General
  • 1981
  • Esprit S3
  • 1987
Dimensions
  • 1854mm
  • 2438mm
  • 1020kg
  • 4191mm
  • 1111mm
Performance
  • 6.5s
  • 160lb/ft
  • 135mph
  • 4
  • 160bhp
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Fuel Consump.
  • 19mpg
Prices
  • €15480
Other
  • 767