Lotus Turbo Esprit – 1983

Lotus Turbo Esprit - 1983


Lotus Turbo Esprit – 1983


Marca : Lotus
Modello : Esprit
Versione : Turbo
Anno : 1983
Telaio N. : SCCFC20A8DHF60363
Esemplari prodotti : 1658
Designer : 

Motore : 4 cilindri in linea
Cilindrata : 2.174 cc
Distribuzione : DOHC
Valvole Cilindro : 4
Alimentazione : 2 Weber 40 DHLA Carb. + Garrett T3 Turbo
Potenza : 210 bhp a 6.500 giri/min
Top speed Km/h : 235


Auction Result
2017 – Arizona – RM Sotheby’s – $44,000


Lotus Turbo Esprit - 1983

One of the most memorable designs of Italian styling legend Giorgetto Giugiaro, the groundbreaking Lotus Esprit was among the most famous sports cars of the late 1970s and early , and would remain in production, with the same basic shape but evolving drivetrains, for over 20 years. Low, dramatic, and advanced, with all-independent suspension, a mid-mounted sixteen-valve four-cylinder engine, and four-wheel disc brakes, its performance was as thrilling as its appearance. No wonder that, for a brief time in the films The Spy Who Loved Me and For Your Eyes Only, an Esprit briefly supplanted the Aston Martin as James Bond’s company car of choice.

Lotus Turbo Esprit - 1983

The Esprit featured in For Your Eyes Only meets an explosive end not long into the film, but its time on-screen was memorable enough to lock it into the minds of enthusiasts worldwide. It was the high-performance, 210-horsepower Turbo model, very similar to the car here, delivered in August 1983 as the 82nd of the 150 examples produced that year. Only seven Turbo Esprits were finished in Silver Metallic in 1983, and this is the only example to be built in that color with a red leather interior.

Lotus Turbo Esprit - 1983

First registered in Washington State, it was subsequently sold to California in the mid-1990s, and remained there until quite recently. Routinely serviced as-required over the years, it is reported to run and drive virtually as new, with 32,000 actual miles, and even the air conditioning still blowing ice-cold. In fact, in more recent times it was used extensively for touring California and the wine country. Its most recent servicing included new tires.

Lotus Turbo Esprit - 1983

 

Lotus Turbo Esprit - 1983

 

Lotus Turbo Esprit - 1983

 

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Lotus Turbo Esprit - 1983

 

Lotus Turbo Esprit - 1983

 

Lotus Turbo Esprit - 1983

 

Lotus Turbo Esprit - 1983

 

Lotus Turbo Esprit - 1983

 

Lotus Turbo Esprit - 1983

 

Lotus Turbo Esprit - 1983

 

Lotus Turbo Esprit - 1983


 

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