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1977-1981 LOTUS Esprit S2/S2.2


Overview

The original Esprit was a standard-bearer, but it wasn’t without flaws. Cooling was marginal and the interior design lacked cohesiveness. In an attempt to put it right, Lotus quickly lauched the S2. It was marked out by minor modifications that included ‘ears’ behind the rear side windows to improve engine airflow, Speedline alloys and Rover SD1 taillights (to replace the X1/9 originals). For the final year of production, the S2 was fitted with the 2.2-litre engine, increasing performance and driveability at no cost in fuel consumption.




1060

£8500

£10,000

£8000

£5000

£3000


Performance

8.4secs

135mph

160bhp

140lb/ft


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

4190mm

2440mm

1860mm

1110mm

1006kgs


 LOTUS Esprit S2/S2.2

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