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New Lotus Esprit Nearly Ready to Go

New Lotus Esprit Nearly Ready to Go

Nov 26 2012, 12:44pm CST | by

Price is tipped to be close to that of a high-end Porsche 911

I've been a fan of the Lotus Esprit since Bond drove one in For Your Eyes Only. Lotus has been working on a replacement for the Esprit and according to sources within the carmaker, the vehicle is...

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New Lotus Esprit Nearly Ready to Go

Nov 26 2012, 12:44pm CST | by

Price is tipped to be close to that of a high-end Porsche 911

I've been a fan of the Lotus Esprit since Bond drove one in For Your Eyes Only. Lotus has been working on a replacement for the Esprit and according to sources within the carmaker, the vehicle is almost ready for production.

The new Esprit will use a five-liter twin turbo V8 engine and will feature an F1 style KERS system. The power will go to the ground through a seven-speed paddle shift transmission. The engine is pegged for and output of around 650 hp.

Even more impressive than the output from the V8 engine is that the price of the vehicle is said to be on par with that of a high-end Porsche 911 at around £100,000. That certainly not cheap, but if the price performance lives up to expectations this may be one of the best exotic car bangs for the buck in the exotic car market.

 
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Red Bull barracking for Lotus' Renault exit

Jul 28 2014 3:30am CDT | Source: GrandPrix

Christian Horner is barracking for Lotus to switch to customer Mercedes power for the 2015 season ...
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Ricciardo wins thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of Alons

Jul 27 2014 11:25am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Ricciardo wins thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of Alons Rosberg fourth as Hamilton rises from pit lane to podium in incident-packed race. Sun 27.07.14, 6:06PM Daniel Ricciardo took as thrilling second win of the season at the Hungarian Grand P ...
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Lotus performance spurs Grosjean exit rumours

Jul 27 2014 3:16am CDT | Source: GrandPrix

Romain Grosjean has admitted Lotus' lack of competitiveness in 2014 is driving rumours he could be set to leave the Enstone t ...
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Hungary - What to Watch for…

Jul 27 2014 2:34am CDT | Source: Formula1.com

From Lewis Hamilton's sternest test of the season so far to the threat posed to Nico Rosberg by Red Bull, and from Sauber's push for their first points of the year to Lotus's desire for a spot of rain, we break down the key themes to look out for in Sunday ...
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Rosberg on pole as engine fire sidelines Hamilton

Jul 26 2014 8:51am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Rosberg on pole as engine fire sidelines Hamilton Briton will start at the back of the field after fuel leak ends qualifying hopes. Vettel on front row ahead of Bottas. Sat 26.07.14, 3:03PM Nico Rosberg grabbed his sixth pole position of the season at the Hungaroring as an ...
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Hamilton continues to set the pace in Hungary

Jul 26 2014 5:58am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Hamilton continues to set the pace in Hungary Nico Rosberg trails team-mate by four hundreths of a second in final practice. Red Bull Racing third and fourth. Sat 26.07.14, 12:12PM Lewis Hamilton made it a hat-trick of practice session fastest times by eclipsing team-mate Nico Rosberg by just 0.047 seconds in final practi ...
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Croft Celebrates The Big 50

Jul 26 2014 4:42am CDT | Source: Car Articles

Croft will reach half a century of racing action at its popular annual Nostalgia Weekend (2-3 August) – but it is not just the North East’s premier motor sport facility that will be hitting the ‘Big 5-0’ at the retro-flavoured motoring extravaganza. Croft Autodrome staged its inaugural event – the Daily Mirror Trophy Meeting – on 3 August, 1964. Over the intervening 50 years, the much-loved North York ...
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24 Hours of LeMons Chicago: Many Porsches, Many Former Winners, and a BMW-Powered Geo

Jul 25 2014 10:56pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

We’re back in the Midwest once again, for the fifth visit of the 24 Hours of LeMons to the Autobahn Country Club and this year’s running of the Doin’ Time In Joliet race. With more than a hundred teams entered, we’ve got a total of five former overall LeMons winners on the premises (a Camaro, two BMW E30s, a 300ZX, and an MR2) and many more potential contenders. You can read LeMons Supreme Court Justice Judge Eric’s race preview for more details on the likely clas ...
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2014 Hungarian Grand Prix Friday Press Conference

Jul 25 2014 1:01pm CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

2014 Hungarian Grand Prix Friday Press Conference Transcript of the Friday Press Conference organised by the FIA for the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix Fri 25.07.14, 8:08PM TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Monisha KALTENBORN (Sauber), Vijay MALLYA (Force India), Cla ...
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Hamilton on top again in Hungary

Jul 25 2014 9:10am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Hamilton on top again in Hungary Mercedes continue to dominate at the Hungaroring with Vettel the closest challenger. Fri 25.07.14, 4:04PM Lewis Hamilton continued to set the pace at the Hungaroring, beating Nico Rosberg to the top of the second free ...
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