1980 Lotus Esprit Turbo


1980 Lotus Esprit Turbo

1980 Lotus Esprit Turbo

Highlighting this Esprit is a Garrett T3 turbocharger. After 1986, when production of this car stopped, every Esprit thereafter had forced induction.

Esentially, the Turbo Esprit was an entirely new car. The chassis of which was of S3 type, that followed the Turbo in 1981.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine Type 910 Inline-4
position Mid Longitudinal
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement 2174 cc / 132.7 in³
bore 95.2 mm / 3.75 in
stroke 76.2 mm / 3.0 in
compression 7.5:1
power 156.6 kw / 210 bhp @ 6250 rpm
specific output 96.6 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 182.93 bhp per tonne
torque 271.16 nm / 200.0 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
body / frame Glassfibre Reinforced Plastic over Steel Backbone
front tires 195/60 VR15
rear tires 235/60 VR15
front brakes Discs
f brake size x 267 mm / x 10.5 in
rear brakes Inboard Discs
r brake size x 246 mm / x 9.7 in
front wheels F 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheels R 38.1 x 20.3 cm / 15.0 x 8.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension Upper Wishbone w/Lower Transverse Link, Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Double Transverse Links w/Radius Arms, Coil Springs,
curb weight 1148 kg / 2531 lbs
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
top speed ~241.4 kph / 150.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~5.6 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~14.6 seconds

Lotus Esprit Turbo SE Auction

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1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE – did not sell for $28,000.  All original with only 8,000 original miles. Pristine condition always kept in climate controlled storage for past 17 years. Powered by turbocharged 4 cyl with 5-speed. Removable roof panel. Air conditioned. Built in radar detector. Original spare tire and tool kit. Original owners manuals with dealer brochure. Copy of window sticker and sales documents. This may be the lowest mileage of all original 1989 Lotus Esprit in existence. Auction Source: 2011 Monterey Daytime Auction by Mecum