1997 Lotus Esprit V8


1997 Lotus Esprit V8

 1997 Lotus Esprit V8

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submitted byRichard Owen
price $$79 325 USD
engineTwin Turbo V8
valvetrainDOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement3500 cc / 213.6 in³
bore83.0 mm / 3.27 in
stroke81.0 mm / 3.19 in
compression8.0:1
power260.9 kw / 349.9 bhp @ 6500 rpm
specific output99.97 bhp per litre
bhp/weight253.37 bhp per tonne
torque399.9 nm / 295.0 ft lbs @ 4250 rpm
redline7000 rpm
body / frameFibre Composite
driven wheelsMid Engine / RWD
front tires235/40TR-17
rear tires285/35ZR-18
front brakesVented Discs w/Vacuum Assist & ABS
f brake sizex 295 mm / x 11.6 in
rear brakesVented Discs w/Vacuum Assist & ABS
r brake sizex 300 mm / x 11.8 in
front wheelsF 43.2 x 21.6 cm / 17.0 x 8.5 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18.0 x 10.0 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Assist
curb weight1381 kg / 3045 lbs
wheelbase2438 mm / 96.0 in
front track1529 mm / 60.2 in
rear track1544 mm / 60.8 in
length4369 mm / 172.0 in
width1867 mm / 73.5 in
height1151 mm / 45.3 in
transmission5-Speed Manual
gear ratios3.36:1, 2.06:1, 1.38:1, 1.04:1, 0.82:1, :1
final drive3.89:1
top speed~286.5 kph / 178.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~4.4 seconds
0 – 100 mph~11.0 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~13.0 seconds