The Lotus Esprit was built between 1976 and 2004, as well as a future release in 2014. The silver Italdesign concept that eventually became the Esprit was unveiled at the Turin Motor Show in 1972 as a concept car, and was a development of a stretched Lotus Europa chassis. It was among the first of designer Giorgetto Giugaro's polygonal "folded paper" designs. By the close of 1980, Lotus was effectively building three different models of Esprit, with distinct chassis designs and body moulds - the Domestic (i.e. UK) S2.2, the Export S2.2, and the dry-sump Turbo Esprit. Introduced in April 1981, the Turbo Esprit and S3 (Series 3) Esprits marked a necessary consolidation: both new models had a common chassis, inheriting much of the configuration of the Essex cars, whilst body production was based on a single common set of moulds. In 1987, a new version of the Esprit was unveiled, incorporating rounder styling cues given by designer Peter Stevens (who later designed the McLaren F1). A new Lotus patented process was introduced to create the new body, called the VARI (Vacuum Assisted Resin Injection) process, which offered more advantages than the previous hand laid process. Kevlar einfor
• Year: 1987
Norfolk mustard with charcoal leather upholstery, sitting on fabulous light weight Esprit Sport 350 magnesium OZ wheels, full Lotus history, 40,000 miles, power steering, air con. sun roof, CD, new MOT. This beautiful S4S is in magnificent condition and a credit to its previous 4 owners. A 0-60 MPH of 4.6 seconds and top speed of 160 MPH with handling to match the S4S still beats almost everything else. This car is a cut above the rest!
Lotus Esprit S4S Finished in stunning azure blue with cream leather upholstery piped in blue. Only 9,900 miles from new! Serviced by us since 2001 with 15 stamps in the book . We originally purchased this car from a Lotus main dealer in 2001 with only 7000 miles on the clock. It was in as new condition! Barry had intended to keep this one as his own car however, a friend and lotus fanatic saw it when collecting his own Lotus from Barry and persuaded him to part with it. Mike then owned the car for 13 years keeping it in a heated garage and maintained it regardless of cost. The S4S is widely regarded as the best all round Esprit to come out of the Lotus factory. Power comes from a 2.2 litre turbo chargecooled engine developing 286 BHP. 0 to 60 MPH is just 4.7 seconds! This must be the lowest mileage and nicest Esprit S4S available.
• Year: 2001
Stunning! 1998 Lotus Esprit V8 SE in Calypso Red, with under 4000 recorded MILES since new! 3506cc Lotus Twin Turbo V8 Engine delivering 350 BHP Finished in Calypso Red Paint Cream Leather Interior with Red piping Air Conditioning Electric Windows Alpine 6 Speaker Stereo For Further information please call 01508 530491
• Year: 1998
• Mileage: 1998 mi
Lotus Esprit Turbo Limited Edition No. 004 of 025, 1987. Just two owners from new! Stunning in original factory colours of Cherry Red over Calypso Red and original gold leather and suede interior with gold carpets. Glorious condition throughout and 47k miles only. Supplied new my Mann Egerton & Co. Ltd. in London to a gentleman in Hertfordshire in May 1987 and then registered with a Midland’s petroleum company in late 1988. Factory fitted air-conditioning and removable “targa” glass sunroof. Full main dealer service history. Comes with its original Clarion Stereo system. Complete standard throughout and comes with Certificate of Provenance from Lotus Cars Ltd. An absolutely stunning example. Fully MOT’d and serviced.
• Year: 1987
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