2002 Lotus Esprit V8


2002 Lotus Esprit V8

2002 Lotus Esprit V8

In 2002, the Lotus Esprit reaches a milestone in its illustrious history. Unveiled in 1972 as a styling concept at the Turin Motorshow, the Esprit entered production in the mid 1970s and today is accepted as being one of the world’s finest supercars. To celebrate 30 years of this performance car, Lotus has given the Esprit a facelift.

The redesigned rear panel and light cluster, which features round rear lights set in pairs, carry over some of the Elise design elements. The front of the Esprit has inherited the lip spoiler from the legendary Sport 350 ensuring greater stability at very high speeds.

Many subtle changes can also be seen in the interior too. The new high backed seats featuring an embossed Lotus logo are available in two tone leather and are a no cost option. A distinct aluminium theme features throughout the interior providing an elegant, technological, lightweight finish to the gear lever, handbrake sleeve, inner door panel and new inner door sill which also features the Lotus logo.

For many, the Esprit is a car of both memories and dreams. From being James Bond’s versatile high performance transport in the 1970s and 1980s to maintaining the crown of Britain’s great supercar, the Esprit is really in an unstoppable class of its own.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
price $ $71 000 USD
engine V8
position Mid Engine
aspiration Twin Turbo
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 3500 cc / 213.6 in³
bore 83 mm / 3.27 in
stroke 81 mm / 3.19 in
power 261.0 kw / 350 bhp @ 6500 rpm
specific output 100.0 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 399.97 nm / 295.0 ft lbs @ 4250 rpm
body / frame Composite Fibre
driven wheels RWD
front brakes AP Racing Vented & Cross Drilled Discs w/ABS & 4-Pot Calipers
f brake size x 320 mm / x 12.6 in
rear brakes AP Racing Vented & Cross Drilled Discs w/ABS & 4-Pot Calipers
r brake size x 320 mm / x 12.6 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