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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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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 set back by a brake issue in the fin ...
Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile   Full article at: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
 

 
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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 weather conditions led to teams leaving most of their running unti ...
Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile   Full article at: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
 

 
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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. Ca ...
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Hamilton takes over at the top in Belgium

Aug 22 2014 9:53am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Hamilton takes over at the top in Belgium Briton quickest on option tyres ahead of team-mate Rosberg. Alonso repeats third place from morning session. Fri 22.08.14, 4:04PM Lewis Hamilton took over at the top of the Belgian Grand Prix timesheets, out ...
Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile   Full article at: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
 

 
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Rosberg fastest in opening practice for Belgian Grand Prix

Aug 22 2014 8:36am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Rosberg fastest in opening practice for Belgian Grand Prix Championship leader sets pace ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso third. Fri 22.08.14, 3:03PM Following its traditional summer break Formula One action resumed today at Spa-Francorchamps, with Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg setting the early weekend ...
Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile   Full article at: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
 

 
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James Garner: Famous for acting but a racer at heart

Aug 22 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

James Scott Bumgarner died on July 19 of this year, just three months after celebrating his 86th birthday. The news was not entirely unexpected by those in his inner circle, but what was perhaps surprising were the ripples of grief that spread throughout the automotive community. “He was one of us,” the headlines read, and the forums were filled with those who had met Garner and were saddened at the loss, or those who now knew they’ ...
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Lotus close to Mercedes engine deal says Wolff

Aug 22 2014 3:35am CDT | Source: GrandPrix

Mercedes' Toto Wolff has admitted Lotus is close to securing F1's field-leading V6 engine for th ...
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2 days ago

FIA says FRIC no to trick suspensions in F1

Aug 21 2014 12:39pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, Technology There are few fields in the world where you'll find engineers working as feverishly as they do in Formula One. With races sometimes won and lost by fractions of a second, every little bit counts, so each team retains legions of engineers, all dedicated to finding the tiniest performance edge... without running afoul of the ever-constricting regulations. This season, one of the most cont ...
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FIA Thursday press conference - Belgium

Aug 21 2014 10:44am CDT | Source: Formula1.com

Drivers - Jules Bianchi (Marussia), Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso), Romain Grosjean (Lotus), Felipe Massa (Williams), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing) Q: We had news this week that next season there will be a 17-year-old driver on the grid. Can I ...
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