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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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2 weeks ago

Maldonado: points a 'weight lifted from my shoulders'

Nov 5 2014 4:15am CST | Source: Formula1.com

Pastor Maldonado said it was a huge relief to finally score his first points for Lotus in Austin - and urged the team to capitalise on that momentum over the final two races of 2014. The Venezuelan enjoyed his best race of the season in the United States, very nearly progressing into Q3 for the first time in qualifying and then finishing ninth on the r ...
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2 weeks ago

Why “C’était Un Rendezvous” Just May Be the Best Car Flick Movie Ever Made

Nov 4 2014 12:48pm CST | Source: Car and Driver

There are many fantastic action movies that feature amazing examples of automotive derring do—usually involving car chases. From Cannonball Run to the Bourne Identity to Bullitt or any of the Bond movies, Hollywood has put many stars in cars and made many cars into stars themselves. But in our opinion, the best driving film of all time wasn’t shot anywhere near Hollywood, involves no actual chase (unless “chasing tail” count ...
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2 weeks ago

Motorsports: Sauber signs Marcus Ericsson for 2015 Formula One World Championship

Nov 3 2014 10:31am CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs Rookie Formula One driver Marcus Ericsson has been given a new lease on his racing life, with Sauber announcing he's been hired for next season. The talented Swedish driver moved up to F1 this season after a promising run up the motor racing ladder. He won the Formula BMW UK and Japanese Formula Three titles in 2007 and 2009, respectively, and was the victor in a handful of races in GP2 - including the headlin ...
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2 weeks ago

Holy Cow! There's A Brand New 1980 Lotus Sunbeam For Sale!

Nov 3 2014 7:45am CST | Source: Jalopnik

While we generally disapprove of car collectors who hide rare machines in garages without ever even driving them , this unregistered Lotus Sunbeam is a time warp sent from heaven.Re ...
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2 weeks ago

Vergne given five-second post-race penalty for Grosjean incident

Nov 2 2014 5:58pm CST | Source: Formula1.com

Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne has been handed a five-second post-race penalty for his collision with Lotus's Romain Grosjean during Sunday's 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, dropping him from ninth to tenth ...
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2 weeks ago

Race - selected team and driver quotes

Nov 2 2014 5:57pm CST | Source: Formula1.com

Nico Rosberg on the 'horrible' feeling of being beaten to victory by Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton; Sebastian Vettel on the strategy gamble which prompted his late charge for Red Bull; and Pastor Maldonado on breaking into the points for the first time since joining Lotus. The drivers and senior team personnel report back on the 2014 Formula 1 United State ...
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2 weeks ago

Hamilton extends title lead with US GP win

Nov 2 2014 4:10pm CST | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Hamilton extends title lead with US GP win Briton now 24 points clear of Mercedes team-mate Rosberg with three races to go. Ricciardo third in Austin. Sun 02.11.14, 11:11PM Lewis Hamilton extended his title lead over team-mate Nico Rosberg to 24 points, as he took a comfortable third career US Grand Prix win after passing th ...
Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile   Full article at: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
 

 
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2 weeks ago

2014 United States Grand Prix - Qualifying Press Conference

Nov 1 2014 3:57pm CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

2014 United States Grand Prix - Qualifying Press Conference Transcript of the qualifying press conference organised by the FIA for the 2014 United States Grand Prix Sat 01.11.14, 9:09PM DRIVERS 1 – Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes) 2 – Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes) 3 – Valtteri ...
Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile   Full article at: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
 

 
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Qualifying - selected team and driver quotes

Nov 1 2014 3:38pm CDT | Source: Formula1.com

Jenson Button on why strategy uncertainty could help his and McLaren's cause on Sunday; Pastor Maldonado on the mistake which cost him a potential place in Q3 for Lotus - and why he is positive about his chances of fighting for the points; and Sebastian Vettel on his targets for the race given his pit lane start for Red Bull. The drivers and senior team ...
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2 weeks ago

Rosberg claims US Grand Prix pole

Nov 1 2014 2:30pm CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Rosberg claims US Grand Prix pole German takes ninth pole position of season as second-placed Hamilton suffers brake problems. Sat 01.11.14, 8:08PM Nico Rosberg launched himself back into the 2014 Formula One title fight by claiming pole position ahead of championship-leading team-mate Lewis Hamilton as the Briton suffere ...
Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile   Full article at: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
 

 

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