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  22. The best Esprit

    As the owner of a 1995.5 S4S, I know just what these machines are capable of. Fed by a huge Garret T3/60, this incredible wedge shaped rocket makes 300hp and 290lbs ft, all from a 2.2 litre, inline 4.

    With a true 0-60 time of 4.54 seconds, this car is one of the most amazing machines on the planet. Only 250 of these incredible machines were ever made, and priced less than most supercars of the time (Ferrari, Porsche) it all out kicked ass. Carrying a tag of around $78,000, the Lotus S4S was a beast.

    The 1995 S4S tore down such cars as the:

    -380hp, $131,000,(YES, $53,000 difference) FERRARI F355 (0-60: 4.7)
    -485hp, $208,000,(YES, $130,000 difference) FERRARI 550 (0-60: 4.7)
    -435hp, $200,000+(YES, THAT MUCH MONEY!!!) FERRARI 512M (0-60: 4.6)
    -272hp, $62,000, (Less power - more common)PORSCHE 911/2(0-60: 5.2)
    -269hp, $70,000, (Less power - more common)PORSCHE 911/4(0-60: 5.7)

    While losing out to few such as the:

    -400hp, $102,000, (YEP!, $24,000 difference)PORSCHE 911T(0-60: 4.0)

    (NOTE: The Porsches come with, at this price, very little on the equipment, while the S4S comes fully loaded with Rolls Royce Connolly leather, and a LONG list of features.)

    As you can see, the Porsche 911 Turbo is the only car that did the S4S in, but for $24,000, a 100+HP AND 110+LBS FT, plus a 6-cyl to work with, it should perform better. Not to mention, a fully loaded Porsche Turbo ran about $132,000.

    Also - PORSCHE MAKES AROUND TWICE AS MANY 911s PER YEAR THAN LOTUS HAS MADE ESPRITS IN 24 YEARS.

    Lotus. What else is there?<!-- Signature -->
     
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    this is by far my absolute favorite 4 cylinder car. i love the performance and the design. i f i bought one of thease i probably gould change the turbo from the single garrett unit to a pair of hks units and bump the hp up to around 500 that and the handeling that only lotus has...........wow.........
     
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    I'll take this over the V-8.<!-- Signature -->
     

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