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 byRichard Owen
engineType 910 Inline-4
positionMid Longitudinal
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement2174 cc / 132.7 in³
bore95.2 mm / 3.75 in
stroke76.2 mm / 3.0 in
power156.6 kw / 210 bhp @ 6250 rpm
specific output96.6 bhp per litre
bhp/weight182.93 bhp per tonne
torque271.16 nm / 200.0 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
body / frameGlassfibre Reinforced Plastic over Steel Backbone
front tires195/60 VR15
rear tires235/60 VR15
front brakesDiscs
f brake sizex 267 mm / x 10.5 in
rear brakesInboard Discs
r brake sizex 246 mm / x 9.7 in
front wheelsF 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheelsR 38.1 x 20.3 cm / 15.0 x 8.0 in
steeringRack & Pinion
f suspensionUpper Wishbone w/Lower Transverse Link, Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionDouble Transverse Links w/Radius Arms, Coil Springs,
curb weight1148 kg / 2531 lbs
transmission5-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


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