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1976-1977 LOTUS Esprit S1


Overview

Lotus turned to Giugiaro to design them a flagship that gained instant pin-up status, and an appearance as a Bond car/submarine in The Spy Who Loved Me. Still using the established Elan system of a glassfibre body over a backbone chassis, the Esprit had its two-litre twin-cam engine mid-mounted. The S2’s minor mods included ‘ears’ behind the rear side windows to improve engine airflow, Speedline alloys and upturned Rover SD1 taillights. For the last year of production it was fitted with the 2.2-litre engine, these models being commonly referred to as the S2.2.




718/1060

£7883

£11,000

£9000

£5000

£3000


Performance

8.4secs

135mph

160bhp

140lb/ft

19mpg


Engine

in-line four

normal

petrol

carburettor


Chassis

Independent, wishbone, coil springs

Independent, wishbone, coil springs

mid-engine RWD

rack and pinion

chassis and seperate body

Five-speed Manual


Dimensions

4191mm

2438mm

1861mm

1111mm

1006kgs


 LOTUS Esprit S1

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