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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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Monza important for Singapore momentum - Grosjean

Sep 1 2014 8:12am CDT | Source: F1-Live.com

Romain Grosjean does not think Lotus is well placed to turn around its flailing season at Monza this weekend but wants to use the race to gain momentum ahead of Singapore at the end of ...
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Italy preview quotes - Force India, Red Bull and Lotus on Monza

Sep 1 2014 4:10am CDT | Source: Formula1.com

Two weeks on from a thrilling race at Spa-Francorchamps, the Formula One paddock moves on to historic Monza where the cars are expected to reach the highest speeds seen all year. Those involved in the Formula 1 Gran Pr ...
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3 days ago

Lotus drivers back changes to Monza's Parabolica

Aug 29 2014 10:16am CDT | Source: Formula1.com

Lotus's Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado have welcomed the decision to replace the gravel run-off area at Monza's Parabolica corner with asphalt ahead of next weekend's Formula 1 Gran Premio d'Italia 2014. “Parabolica is a very challenging and quick corner so from a safety point of view it is a good thing to have some more margin for the ...
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Italy preview quotes - Lotus on Monza

Aug 29 2014 9:10am CDT | Source: Formula1.com

Two weeks on from a thrilling race at Spa-Francorchamps, the Formula One paddock moves on to historic Monza where the cars are expected to reach the highest speeds seen all year. Those involved in the Formula 1 Gran Premio d'Italia 201 ...
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6 days ago

Whitmarsh finally leaves McLaren

Aug 26 2014 8:15am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Martin Whitmarsh is no longer part of McLaren. The Woking team's long-time chief was removed from office by returning chairman Ron Dennis before the season began, as Eric Boul ...
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1 week ago

Infiniti Gets Its Own Formula One Boss

Aug 25 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Infiniti looks to be further strengthening its presence in Formula One with the appointment of Tommaso Volpe as its new F1 global director. Effective September 1, Volpe will be responsible for Infiniti’s entire activities concerning the sport, namely, its title sponsorship of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing team. Volpe wa ...
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1 week ago

Ricciardo wins in Spa as Mercedes drivers clash

Aug 24 2014 9:07am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Ricciardo wins in Spa as Mercedes drivers clash Red Bull driver takes third win of season as second-lap clash between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg compromises Mercedes' race. Sun 24.08.14, 4:04PM Daniel Ricciardo took his third win of the season as a second-lap collision involving Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton bad ...
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1 week ago

Rosberg on pole in Spa ahead of Hamilton and Vettel

Aug 23 2014 9:36am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Rosberg on pole in Spa ahead of Hamilton and Vettel Title leader takes seventh pole position of season as team-mate suffers Q3 brake problem. Sat 23.08.14, 4:04PM Nico Rosberg claimed his seventh pole position of the season ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who claimed he had been se ...
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1 week ago

Bottas quickest in wet/dry final practice in Belgium

Aug 23 2014 6:22am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Bottas quickest in wet/dry final practice in Belgium Ricciardo second ahead of Rosberg in compressed final practice session at Spa-Francorchamps. Sat 23.08.14, 1:01PM Williams’ Valtteri Bottas went quickest in the final practice for the Belgian GP as tricky we ...
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1 week ago

Caterham Seven 480

Aug 22 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

Caterham is just one of many car manufactures that have built replicas or continuation cars based on the iconic Lotus Seven. That said, Caterham is the only one that has become notorious for its Seven continuation cars and its numerous iterations. Ranging from the lightest and cheapest Caterham Seven 160 to the powerful and expensive Seven 620 R, the Caterham line of Sevens is nothing short of impressive. Caterham cars remain rath ...
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