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My friend Ernie has an absolutely beautiful Azure Blue Esprit V8 and a beautiful we site to match. Here you can see lots of pretty pictures of some of us Central Florida Esprit owners in many of our events and gatherings.

October: Motorfair, London. Introduction of updated 1984 Excel and Turbo Esprit. December: Mr. David Wickins, Chairman and founder of British Car Auctions, elected Chairman, Group Lotus Car Companies.

April: Release of Lotus Esprit Series 3 incorporating chassis and suspension of Esprit Turbo allowing rationalization of components between S3 Esprit and Esprit Turbo thus permitting a considerable price saving on both models to be passed on to the market place.

March 24: Lotus celebrates the completion of the 50,000th car since the birth of the marque in 1948. The car, a Lotus Elan S2, is donated to a major national charity with the help of former Lotus driver Britt Ekland. With the help of the Sun newspaper, over 65,000 is raised through competition to win the unique car.

June: Two Lotus Esprit Sport 300s race at Le Mans – first works-supported entry for over 30 years.

August 27th – Bugatti buys Group Lotus from General Motors; Romano Artioli of Bugatti Industries named Chairman, Group Lotus Limited. (Millbrook Proving Ground retained by GM)

1990 also saw the return to the race-track for Lotus sports cars. A works supported team of 3 Lotus Esprit Turbo SEs were entered in a Showroom Stock series in the USA, contesting 9 races. The team took 4 victories, 6 pole positions, 6 fastest laps and 2nd place in the Manufacturers Championship.

The GAN team, featuring Chris Boardman, takes delivery of nineteen Lotus Sport 110 frames for use in all its time-trial events during the year.

October: Launch of Esprit Turbo HC (High Compression), at Motor Show. A limited Edition version of the Esprit Turbo also shown to mark 20th year in Norfolk. Also announced was a four-speed automatic Excel option designated the Lotus Excel SA.

Joe Saturnia has put a lot of effort into creating a very clean web site documenting his quest towards the purchase of an Esprit. However, I predict that his biggest contribution will become the online Esprit Registry. This tool will allow fellow Esprit owners to track car history as well as meet other owners in their area. You can access the Registry directly from the chapter menu on the left.

Team Lotus, still privately-owned, reforms under new management led by Peter Collins and Peter Wright. The new Lotus 102B F1 car reaffirms the Lotus tradition of elegance and efficiency, and carries heritage-inspired green and yellow racing colors.

December: Group Lotus announces 12 million turnaround to profitability after first year under Bugatti ownership.

May: Completion of the 30,000th Lotus car from the Norfolk factory during 1966-1984

This classic sportscar featured neatly styled glassfibre bodywork on a steel backbone chassis, pop-up headlamps and a new Lotus engine. The engine was based on a Ford 1500cc block, bored to 1588cc. It sported a Lotus twin overhead cam cylinder head equipped with two twinchoke Weber carburetors, and produced 105 bhp at 5500 rpm. Through the years the engine was progressively developed to the Big Valve form by Tony Rudd and the power increased to 126 bhp with surprising economy and flexibility. During its 11 years production run, the Elan became a legend; it was a sports car by which other were judged

November: An agreement was reached between the De Lorean Motor Company and Lotus Cars Limited whereby Lotus would co-operate in the completion of the design and development of DMC-12 sports car to be produced in Northern Ireland for the American market.

September: Lotus reveals E-Auto concept in model form at Frankfurt Auto Show. E-Auto is proposal developed by European consortium for practical 4-seat saloon with minimum fuel consumption – computer simulation predicts 140mpg.

In addition to theLotus Cars USAandLotus Cars UKWeb Sites, there have been a growing number of sites that provide Esprit Information recently. I truly appreciate all the sites who have so kindly and graciously added links (and wonderful compliments) on their sites.

Tony wins the award for the most pristine Esprit on the face of the planet. His car is the epitome of cleanliness and perfection. When someone says you could eat off his engine, they arent exaggerating. This mans obsession with maintaining the perfect Esprit is mind boggling and the quality of the work on his upgrades is second to none. His web site documents many of his improvements with many detailed pictures.

The Lotus Excel was displayed with major body styling changes resulting in a sleeker and smoother-looking car.

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Katos extremely well put together web site has grown by leaps and bounds in the last year. Its is well polished, with a slick look and tons of great content. I highly recommend it.

May: Esprit Turbo SE announced, the most powerful and quickest road-going Lotus to date. It is powered by a 264 bhp charge-cooled version of the Lotus 2.2-litre engine giving a top speed of 164 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 4.7 secs.

February: Vauxhall/Opel announced the Lotus Carlton (Lotus Omega outside UK) – the ultra-high-performance production four-door saloon car developed and built by Lotus Engineering. Featuring a 3.6 litre, 24-valve twin-turbocharged six cylinder engine giving 477 bhp at 5200 rpm and 419 lbs-ft of torque at 4200 rpm, the Carlton is the fastest four-door saloon with 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds, 0-100 mph in 11,5 seconds and a top speed of over 175 mph.

Detailed chassis changes further improved the Esprits ride and handling, while specially developed Goodyear Eagle tires were specified as standard equipment.

June: Completion of refinancing package for Group Lotus Car Companies. At end 1985 holdings were as follows:

In USA, Lotus Engineering supports Lotusport Inc with 3 new 91-spec race Esprits for a revised driver lineup which includes film star Paul Newman.

March: Due to unprecedented worldwide recession, Lotus halts all production for 5 weeks to control stock levels.

June 15: Lotus Cars announces cessation of Elan production with loss of 300 jobs, after total build of 3857 cars. Worldwide recession and introduction of USA luxury tax is blamed.

January: Sad day motorsport enthusiast as Team Lotus (not part of Group Lotus since 1986, except in name and spirit) lays off all its staff and finally joins forces with Pacific Racing. A sad end to an illustrious and unforgettable period of motorsport which saw Team Lotus win the F1 World Championship seven times, Indianapolis once, and many other formula victories including class wins at Le Mans. Its success was a tribute to one man – Colin Chapman.

January: Lotus Cars Limited took over the marketing of its products in North America from its four independent distributors and proceeded to stabilize the market and re-evaluate the dealer strength. Following this move a facility was established at Costa Mesa in Southern California.

April: Forthcoming emission legislation forces cessation of Lotus Excel 2+2 production.

April: Completion of two of the most sophisticated computer controlled engine test cells in Europe at a cost of 500,000.

1966 Drophead Elan Coupe introduced- known as the Elan S3.

February: Lotus GT program comes in-house in preparation for an all-out assault on sportscar racing in 1996 – outright victory in the top GT1 category is the goal.

October: Limited edition of the Esprit Turbo announced to commemorate the companys 40th anniversary. Available only in pearlescent white, it featured a rear spoiler and came with a blue leather and suede interior and comprehensive in-car entertainment system including a CD player.

Several years later,Bryan Boyledecided to take the challenge to create an Esprit Only email list called theTurboEsprit Onelist. He used a list server called Onelist (later bought by Yahoo) which has the advantage of beingmuchfaster than the original Lotus List. Messages posted to the turboesprit list are sent to all members in a matter of seconds as opposed to minutes or sometimes hours in the original list. Membership has now grown to several hundred members and it has become a wonderful community for the interchange of thoughts and ideas.

Worldwide launch of Esprit and Eclat (2+2) at Earls Court London International Motor Show. Both new models incorporated GRP coachwork on a steel backbone chassis and the Lotus 2-litre 16-valve 907 engine. Lotus received coachwork medals at the Motor Show: Esprit – Gold; Eclat – Gold; Elite – Silver (unlimited price class). The Elite was approved for exhibition in the Design Centre, London, by the Design Council.

1974- Elite awarded DON Safety Trophy by Minister of Transport

Road version of the LV 220 2-litre engine announced. The new engine (Type 907), though derived from the earlier LV series racing engines, was specifically developed for road use and to meet the stringent emission laws already enforced or proposed. Based on a light alloy block, with four linered cylinders, the 907 had a 16 valve cylinder head with twin overhead camshafts and a displacement of 1973cc. Despite a fairly modest compression ration of 8.7:1, power output was 140 bhp. The engines were sold to Jensen for use in the Jensen-Healey. It was no secret, however, that one day Lotus would utilise it in a road car of its own.

In April the first deliveries took place of the new +2S model. This was luxurious update of the existing Elan +2, featuring cast wheels and the 115 bhp Special Equipment engine. The Plus Two range dropped the Elan name, kit cars being dropped from the range simultaneously. In June the Lotus Europa was launched on the British market.

May: Introduction of 1980 model range: Eclat Series 2.2 – Esprit Series 2.2

December: Chrysler United Kingdom (Talbot) and Lotus Cars Limited signed a contract to co-operate in the production of a high performance version of the Chrysler Sunbeam to be known as the Talbot Sunbeam Lotus. The rally version went on to win the World Rally Championship in 1981, using a 2,2 litre version of the 907 engine.

March: Team Lotus announce new Type 99 F1 car fitted with Lotus Active suspension. Ayrton Senna wins two races and demonstrated 25,000 miles of race & test durability.

The new gearbox was offered as an option on the +2 S130 and a 5-speed was introduced on the newly announced Europa Special. The Special differed from its predecessor in minor details and was also fitted with the 126 Big Valve engine. The bodywork featured a spoiler under the nose and gold coachlining.

September: Lotus Esprit Sport 300 driven by Thorkild Thyrring wins British National GT series.

In June the factory moved from Hornsey to Delamare Road, Cheshunt, into a new purpose-built facility.

May: Lotus Esprit Sport 300 goes into production.

September: Lotus reveals 92 Esprit range with significant customer-inspired improvement for more passenger room, better access, and improved rear visibility. Alan Curtis, Group Lotus Chairman, retires, to be succeeded by Michael J Kimberley, (previous Group CEO).

The engine was the 105 bhp Lotus Twin-Cam unit as opposed to the Renault preciously used. This boost of power transformed the Europa into one of the worlds quickest cars. A well driven Europa Twin-Cam was almost uncatchable along a winding road.

March: Announcement that the Chrysler Corporation USA had signed a contract with Lotus Cars to develop and engineer a family of high performance 16-valve engines for future passenger cars.

June: Lotus announce development of Sound Synthesis – the addition of computer-generated engine sound through the ICE, which follows the development of Antinoise.

October: London Motorfair. The new Lotus Elan two-seat convertible sports car was unveiled to universal acclaim. Lotus first front-wheel drive car, it featured unique, patented Interactive Wishbone front suspension.

Where would we be without Andy Whittaker? This man took it upon himself to tackle the monumental task of writing a Windows-based PC software package to aid in diagnosing and repairing 4-cylinder Esprit problems. Then he had the audacity to provide it completely for free! FreeScan is the tool you want to use if you have a 4-pot Esprit and his site is where you can download it from.

December: Formation of Lotus Performance Cars to import and distribute Lotus products throughout North America.

March: Royal visit tot Lotus by HRH Duke of Kent.

January 27: First Lotus Sport 110 production carbon bicycle sold at Sothebys to raise funds for Transport Trust.

March: Lotus Elan wins British Design Council Award.

Keen single-handedly defied the laws of mathematics by proving that 1+1=1. He bought two wrecked Esprits and turned them into a perfect Esprit daily driver and autocross machine. His persistence after his many misfortunes with windshields only proved his determination to complete the job. Amazingly enough, once he was done he sold the car and is now in the process of resurrecting another Esprit.

Esprit Internet SitesThere are many wonderful Esprit sites on the Internet. Some, however, are worthy of special mention. I include them here in no particular order:

July 29: Chris Boardman takes Olympic 4000m Gold Medal on epoch-making Lotus Sport carbon-composite monocoque bicycle.

October: Launch at Motorfair of a new Esprit Turbo. Styled in-house, the entirely new body featured a smoother more rounded appearance. A more modern interior completed the package. A normally aspirated version of the new Esprit was shown at the same time.

May 8: Lotus GT car, driven by Allessandro Zanardi and Alex Portman, stunts spectators at Donington, leading the GT2 class by over a lap and running up to third overall. Only a transmission fault five minutes before the end of the four-hour race prevents the team taking a fairy-tale result.

January: Lotus Engineering exhibits SID Dynamics Research vehicle, and JEWEL (lightweight high-efficiency engine concept) at SAE Show in Detroit. Lotus Cars announces further job losses.

June: Press statement announcing term engineering and manufacturing co-operation between Lotus Cars Limited and Toyota Motor Corporation.

October: Announcement of formation of Lotus Engineering and Technology unit made at Motor Show.

October: Worldwide accolade for Etna, Giugiaro-styled V8 concept car shown at the British International Motor Show in Birmingham, featuring the prototype Lotus four-litre type 909 V8 engine.

Thanks to the help of Dave Edmonston and the fine folks the Esprit Fact File now has its own discussion Forum. To enter the forum, clickhereor select Forum from the chapter menu on the left. In the forum you can participate in discussions with other Esprit fanatics from around the globe on a variety of Esprit-related topics. This forum is not meant to replace, but rather complement the great discussions that can already be found in the Mailing Lists discussed in the topic below. I urge you to use both of these tools to become a member of the great Lotus community.

August 19/20: Lotus is featured marque at Monterey Historic Automobile Races in California, USA. Hazel Chapman attends as Guest of Honour. Unique collection of Lotus F1, Indy, sports and road cars on display; Lotus enthusiasts attend from around the world.

October: Doc Bundy, driving the Lotus Sport Esprit X180R, takes the drivers title in USA national sports car series. Tom Langeberg wins Dutch Production Car Series in Lotus Esprit.

February: Launch of Eclat Sprint option pack model. Available only in white with black body lining: specification included black interior trim, E cam version of the Lotus 907 engine, oil cooler, alloy wheels.

One new factory of 28,500 sq ft had been completed, and occupied. Another 28,500 sq. ft was completed early 1986. By then the total increase in factory floor space was 87,000 sq. ft.

The middle of the year saw two very sad occasions for Lotus enthusiasts. The Lotus Seven and Lotus Elan were dropped from production. Their combined production time was 27 years and yet they still remained well ahead of the opposition in performance and handling. The majority of these cars were sold in kit form and with the introduction of VAT, kit-car building was no longer a money-saving exercise. Happily, however, the Seven lives on: its limited manufacture having been transferred to Caterham Cars Limited.

May: Lotus Active Suspension System was announced and demonstrated to the press.

January: Lotus Esprit S4 introduced – new elegant bodyshell encloses dynamic improvements such as power steering (standard).

In this year Tony Rudd left BRM to join Lotus as engineering director. He assumed responsibility for the development of the Twin-cam and the new 16-valve 2-litre type 907 Lotus engine.

July: Royal Premiere of the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only featuring the Lotus Esprit Turbo.

The Lotus Europa was introduced with the Renault 16 engine, and was initially marketed in Europe. The design of the car featured a mid-engined layout similar to racing practice. It was one of the first mid-engined coupes available on the market.

Chris Boardman wins World Championship in Sicily, in 4 km Pursuit and 30 km Road Race both on Lotus Sport 110, proving his and its competitiveness and versatility.

June: Announced at annual general meeting that work-in-hand had jumped from 3 million. In June 1984 to 31 million in June 1985. The massive growth of contract work (96 per cent export) from clients worldwide resulted in a major factory expansion plan to increase floorspace by 45 per cent.

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Guy took Keens idea of resurrecting an Esprit and ran with it. Currently he has enough Esprit carcasses laying around to start his own factory or Esprit junk yard – depending on how you look at it. His site has lots of nice pictures documenting his progress.

PistonHeads is a wonderful source for news on Lotus cars as well as other British and European brands. They contribute the Classifieds and Discussion Forums to the Esprit Fact File.

All models updated with 2.2-litre Lotus engines. The entire model range, including the Esprit Turbo, incorporate galvanized chassis – guaranteed for five years.

June 19: Chris Boardman is re-united with a Lotus bicycle (the new Lotus Sport 110) for the first time since the 1992 Olympics and wins 30 km stage of Tour de Suisse.

As time went by, membership in the Lotus List grew to many hundreds. This was both good and bad. Since Lotus makes several models, it became a nuisance for some list members to sift through hundreds of non Esprit-related emails to find emails that were of interest to them. On the plus side, those who were open-minded enough or had the time to read the emails about other cars got the benefits of the knowledge and experience of a much larger audience.

The Lotus Seven was conceived as a no-frills, low-cost, simple sports car, which delivered staggering performance. Produced mainly in kit form, it enabled many enthusiasts to own a dual purpose road/racing sports car at a reasonable price. Four basic variants were produced by Lotus until 1973, when the rights to manufacture were taken by Caterham Cars Ltd, which still produces the Caterham Seven today.

Mailing ListsAt one point there was no support for the Esprit on the Internet. Lotus enthusiast Alan Perry came to the rescue and created a mailing list called the Lotus Mailing List. The concept was simple: you send an email to a server with your name and email address. Once you did this you became a subscriber to the list. You could then send an email to a specific address and every other subscriber gets a copy of the mail. Its kind of like a non-real-time version of the chat rooms you see on AOL and other places.

May: Lotus Engineering reveals Alvis Scorpion tank fitted with Lotus Active suspension featuring high-bandwidth energy-saving control of corner bogies. Carried out in conjunction with UK & US defense departments, work is ongoing.

January: Group Lotus acquired control of its USA importer and established a new importation and distribution operation, Lotus Cars USA Inc., based in Atlanta Georgia.

August: Lotus Engineerings Design Analysis Group commission Cray supercomputer to accelerate customer service. 300 jobs go as recession bites in Lotus Cars.

Lotus Production 1957 – The Lotus Seven

May: 2 million semi-anechoic chamber opened by Rt. Hon. Cecil Parkinson, then Secretary of State for Transport.

July: The James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me was premiered in the presence of HRH Princess Anne, the mechanical star of the film being 007s Lotus Esprit.

Lotus was already an engine manufacturer and in 1972 produced its own 5-speed gearbox as well, based on proprietary gear-clusters. It was produced to cater for long distances, on major roads and allowed cruising speeds in excess of 100 mph. At 70 mph a car fitted with a five-speed gearbox would need little more than 3000 rpm.

The Lotus Elite was the first closed passenger car to carry the Lotus badge. It featured a unique advanced glass fibre monocoque structure comprising eight moulded sections reinforced with steel tubling and plates. The original Elite is still judged to be one of the most beautiful cars ever produced. Road versions were powered by the famous 1216cc Coventry Climax engine. The model ran until 1962 when it was replaced by the Lotus Eland.

December: ANTHONY COLIN BRUCE CHAPMAN, Founder and Chairman, died on Thursday 16 December, aged 54.

October 18: Lotus S4S announced at Birmingham Motor Show – 300 bhp peak power in S4-based body, with new wheels, Michelin tyres and revised suspension settings to suit increased performance. Lotus Esprit Police Car turns heads too !

July 2nd: Boardman is set new record average speed on the Prologue of the Tour de France, riding the Lotus Sport 110. He keeps the yellow jersey as Tour leader for two further days.

Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman (1928-1982)- (the ACBC monogram is incorporated in the Lotus badge) built and raced his first competition car in November 1948. So successful was this and his subsequent designs that in 1955 he formed Lotus Cars Limited operating from small premises in London.

October: Launch of Lotus Excel 2+2 at Paris and UK Motor Shows. Replacing the Eclat, the Excel had a softer body shape, new chassis and suspension.

October: Royal visit to Lotus by HRH Duke of Edinburgh.

October: Paris preview release of new mid-engined Esprit, styled by Giorgetto Guigiaro.

February: Essex Lotus Turbo Esprit launched at spectacular Essex Petroleum party at Royal Albert Hall, London. First 100 units in Team Essex Lotus racing livery. Modified competition-based body shape. New galvanized chassis, new suspension and 2.2-litre 210 bhp 16-valve turbocharged engine. 150+ mph 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds.

If you know of an Esprit web site that is truly worthy of mention,send me an emailso it may be considered for addition to this list.

Group Lotus Car Companies name change to Group Lotus plc. Staff numbers had grown to over 600.

Rather than attempting to duplicate the great efforts of others who have spent a lot of time compiling a list of related links, I suggest that you go toRon Bennetts Lotus Linkssite and work your way from there. ClickHereand you will be on your way to more Esprit sites than you ever thought existed.

October: Launch of Limited Edition Esprit S2 to celebrate the Team Lotus World Championship. Only 100 of this model built for each of our three markets, each car being numbered in gold script on the exterior of the car from001 to 100. Available only in black with gold coachlining and insignia, specification included radio/cassette, competition steering wheel and commemorative plaque.

A full 2+2 seat coupe utilising the 1588cc twin-cam engine developing 118 bhp.

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External changes included a deeper front bib, side sills and a boot-mounted spoiler to achieve neutral balance throughout the speed range.

The Design Council Car Assessment Committee examined the Lotus Esprit and declared the model eligible for exhibiton in the Design Centre.

Later on, members from the UK Lotus groups decided to form their own mailing list. However, there is no restriction to joining this list even if you dont live in the UK, so I recommend you join both lists.

November: Lotus celebrated 10 years of operation at its Hethel factory, Norfolk.

The Company moved from Cheshunt to present purpose-built home in Norfolk, which was originally one of the many wartime airfield; USAF B24 bombers were based here – 389 Bombgroup, 8th Air Force.

January: Announcement that General Motors had acquired a majority shareholding in Group Lotus plc, with subsequent formation of new Group Lotus plc board in May.

September: An arrangement was negotiated with Rolls-Royce Motors Inc., to distribute Lotus products in the USA through a Lotus/Rolls-Royce dealer network.

Standard equipment included full leather interior, air-conditioning and tilt/removable glass sunroof.

Roy Oliviers web site is a relative newcomer to the Esprit web world. This well put together site focuses on all Lotus recent models. I suspect that this site is going to get better and better in the coming weeks and months.

In December, ACB Chapman was awarded the CBE for Services to Esport. 1970 The Elan Sprint was introduced with the new 126 bhp Big Valve engine. The Big Valve engine was also utilised in the +2S which was redesignated the Lotus +2 S130.

The Europa was derived and appeared as the Europa Twin-Cam. The new bodyshell incorporated cut-away rear fins to increase three-quarter visio, and modified seats plus a lower floor pan contributed to a better driving position.

September 12: Lotus Elise is unveiled at Frankfurt Motor Show. Immediately billed as star of the Show, Elise is superlight at 675 kg with advanced chassis of epoxy-bonded aluminium extrusions – a worlds first. Other firsts include extruded aluminium suspension uprights and aluminium metal matrix brake discs. Promising breathtaking performance (0-60 mph

August: Visit to Norwich by the Prime Minister, Mrs Margaret Thatcher, to have a close look at the Lotus road and racing car activities.

August 25: Last ever Lotus Eland is completed. Car 799 goes to long-time Lotus dealer; car 800 is retained by Lotus as the last: for display.

July: Lotus Esprit sales worldwide buck static market, recording 11% increase in first six months against previous year.

In October the Elan won a gold model for coachwork at the London Motor Show for the second year running.

March: Lotus Engineering wins major contract with Taiwanese government to design new family of engines.

Whilst recognizing the limited clientele for the Elite owing to its price and the sporting type of vehicle it represents, the Panel nevertheless felt the successful use of GRP body construction plus the wide margin by which the Elite meets the US and European Legal Safety Requirements and the emphasis placed on reduction of the risk of fire in the case of a collision, allied to the good fuel economy and low emission of pollutants, added up to a substantial improvement in terms of both primary and secondary safety in a high performance car.

April: group Lotus acquired the Millbrook Proving Ground for 7.5 million. Located in Bedfordshire the 700-acre site contains 30 miles of test tracts and surfaces including a two-mile high-speed bowl. With its emission laboratories, HYGE sled and crash-testing facilities, Millbrook is the mist advanced, independent test and validation facility in Europe.

July: New Lotus Sport 110 road bike debuts on Tour de France with Team ONCE.

Johan Hybinette and Larry Marsala are two of the undisputed kings of Esprit performance. Their quest for speed has taken them to modifying their cars, to building a competition race team (Hybimars), to designing, building and selling upgrade parts for Esprits. Most of the focus has been on the Esprit V8, but theres something for everyone here.

August 22: Boardman and the Lotus superbike smash World 5km pursuit record by over 8 seconds. Boardmans unofficial Olympic 4km record is ratified also

March: Elan S2 shown at Geneva Show. Featuring new 16 wheel/tyre package and other improvements, car will enter production in Jine for mimited run of 800 units only.

Launch at NEX of Esprit Sport 300 – the highest performance Lotus so far. Based on the X180R, the Sport 300 blends racetrack performance with road manners in a dramatic variant of the classic Lotus Esprit shape.

If you are an Esprit owner, contemplating ownership, or a hardcore enthusiast I strongly recommend that you become an active member in these lists. Theres much that you can learn and contribute.

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