1997 Lotus Esprit V8


1997 Lotus Esprit V8

 1997 Lotus Esprit V8

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
price $ $79 325 USD
engine Twin Turbo V8
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 3500 cc / 213.6 in³
bore 83.0 mm / 3.27 in
stroke 81.0 mm / 3.19 in
compression 8.0:1
power 260.9 kw / 349.9 bhp @ 6500 rpm
specific output 99.97 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 253.37 bhp per tonne
torque 399.9 nm / 295.0 ft lbs @ 4250 rpm
redline 7000 rpm
body / frame Fibre Composite
driven wheels Mid Engine / RWD
front tires 235/40TR-17
rear tires 285/35ZR-18
front brakes Vented Discs w/Vacuum Assist & ABS
f brake size x 295 mm / x 11.6 in
rear brakes Vented Discs w/Vacuum Assist & ABS
r brake size x 300 mm / x 11.8 in
front wheels F 43.2 x 21.6 cm / 17.0 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18.0 x 10.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
curb weight 1381 kg / 3045 lbs
wheelbase 2438 mm / 96.0 in
front track 1529 mm / 60.2 in
rear track 1544 mm / 60.8 in
length 4369 mm / 172.0 in
width 1867 mm / 73.5 in
height 1151 mm / 45.3 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.36:1, 2.06:1, 1.38:1, 1.04:1, 0.82:1, :1
final drive 3.89:1
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