GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this 1997 Lotus Esprit V8 for your consideration. This rare, practical supercar with exotic styling is coming to you in a Black exterior that shines well after receiving a professional detail. Over the Black exterior is a tan leather interior in great condition. This Lotus has been meticulously maintained since new and recently has had a fresh oil change done, a new set of tires installed, A/C recharged with new compressor installed, new front brake pads, new rear brake pads, brake fluid flush, new front shock absorbers, new oxygen sensors and many other minor details. This is a great driving and great looking Lotus that is ready to go for its new owner, please call or email us today for more information.
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. In 1996, Lotus launched the Esprit V8. The car received Lotus' own Type 918 V8 engine, which was an all-aluminum 90° DOHC 4 valves per cylinder with a flat-plane crankshaft and twin Garrett AiResearch T25/60 turbochargers but no chargecooler. 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. Despite having a modified transaxle, the Type 918 engine was detuned from a potential 373 kW (507 PS; 500 hp) to 261 kW (355 PS; 350 hp) at 6500 rpm and 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) of torque at 4250 rpm to prevent gearbox damage. In period tests, acceleration from 0–60 mph was achieved in 4.4 seconds and top speeds of over 282 km/h (175 mph) were achieved.
To see over 80 photos of this car, including under carriage please visit our website www.grautogallery.com