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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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4 hours ago

Red Bull and Lotus pay tribute to Total CEO

Oct 21 2014 8:35am CDT | Source: F1-Live.com

Red Bull and Lotus have paid tribute to Total Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie, who was killed in a plane ...
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6 hours ago

Restored Lotus Esprit submarine from The Spy Who Loved Me on eBay for $1 million

Oct 21 2014 7:20am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

A Lotus Esprit S1 from the 1977 The Spy Who Loved Me movie is available on eBay for a cool $1 mi ...
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19 hours ago

James Bond's Lotus Esprit Submarine Can Be Yours For $1 Million, Kind Of

Oct 20 2014 6:01pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

There are a number of Lotus Esprits out there that cost more than $1 million, but that's because they need $1 million worth of work. This Lotus submarine is $1 million right off the bat, and it'll never drive on its own ...
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22 hours ago

ONE MEEEELLION DOLLARS: James Bond Lotus Esprit Submarine Up for Auction

Oct 20 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The Spy Who Loved Me featured perhaps the the second most famous James Bond car of all time, after the iconic Goldfinger DB5: the Lotus Esprit S1 that went from sports car to submarine with the flick of a switch. Now, thanks to an eBay auction, you can buy one—for a million bucks. Okay, so the full-size movie prop offered in this auction can hardly be called a car. This static piece, fresh from a complete overhaul on the reality show Ame ...
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1 day ago

Grosjean sets sights on Lotus for 2015

Oct 20 2014 6:06am CDT | Source: F1-Live.com

Romain Grosjean says Lotus' switch to Mercedes engines for 2015 and recent moves in the driver market have made staying where he is a ...
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5 days ago

Still to be found: Vice-Champion and team-title winners

Oct 16 2014 3:52am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Still to be found: Vice-Champion and team-title winners This weekend, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship is going to contest the final race meeting of its 2014 season. Thu 16.10.14, 10:10AM This weekend, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship is going to contest the final race meeting of ...
Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile   Full article at: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
 

 
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6 days ago

Engine switch to bring half-second boost says Maldonado

Oct 15 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: GrandPrix

Pastor Maldonado has admitted he is looking forward to Lotus' switch from Renault to Mercedes power f ...
Source: GrandPrix   Full article at: GrandPrix
 

 
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6 days ago

This Wicked 1200-hp 1970 Pontiac Firebird Restomod Is Fit for a Sith Lord

Oct 14 2014 2:33pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

We are but humble truth-seekers here at Car and Driver, bringing you answers to age-old questions like “What’s the most epic death machine on Craigslist?”, “What do the paramedics drive in Dubai?”, and “Mommy, where do Pontiac Azteks come from?” And that’s just in the last 24 hours or so. Now we have taken on another one of life’s mysteries: “What would Emperor Palpatine hand out as gifts, Oprah-style, to Sith Lords?” The answer ...
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1 week ago

F3 champion Ocon to make F1 debut with Lotus test

Oct 14 2014 6:58am CDT | Source: F1-Live.com

European Formula 3 champion Esteban Ocon will take part in a two-day test in a two year-old Lotus as a prize for winning the title this ...
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1 week ago

Lotus not a big loss for Renault says Abiteboul

Oct 14 2014 6:41am CDT | Source: GrandPrix

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul insists engine customer Lotus' impending switch to Mercedes for 2015 is no great loss f ...
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