The Lotus Esprit is a sports car that was built by Lotus Cars at their Hethel factory in the United Kingdom between 1976 and 2004. It was among the first of designer Giorgetto Giugiaro's polygonal 'folded paper' designs. in 1996, Lotus launched the Esprit V8 Twin Turbo. The car received Lotus' own Type 918 V8 engine, which was an all-aluminium 90 Degree DOHC 4 valves per cylinder with a flat-plane crankshaft and twin Garrett AiResearch T25/60 turbochargers. The transaxle used was the same Renault unit as before but upgraded by Lotus racing driver Derek Bell with a much thicker single piece input shaft. In period tests, acceleration from 060 mph was achieved in 4.4 seconds and top speeds of over 175 mph were achieved. In 1997, Lotus produced 175 cars but only brought 132 of them to the United States. The tail lamps on this vehicle have been upgraded to the newer style LED type and the originals come with the car. Buy with confidence!! We are a CarFax Advantage Dealership!!
VIN SCCFE33C4VHF65333 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. CERTAIN WHEELS WERE NOT PROPERLY HEAT TREATED FOR HARDNESS. THE REAR WHEELS COULD CRACK AND BREAK.