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Lotus Esprit V8 Bi-Turbo



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  • Body Type: Coupe
  • 52,828 Km
  • Year Built: 1997
  • Engine Size: 3.5L
  • Trans: Manual
  • Ext color: Nero
  • Int color: Nero

In 1996 the Esprit V8 used Lotus’ self-developed all-aluminium, twin-turbocharged (Garrett T25/60 turbos) 90-degree V-8, Code-named Type 918, in front of the same Renault transmission as before with no Chargecooler. Derek Bell developed an uprated gearbox that overcame a lot of the gearbox problems with a much thicker single piece input shaft. The Type 918 engine was detuned from a potential 500 bhp (373 kW; 507 PS) to 350 bhp (261 kW; 354 PS) to prevent gearbox damage due to the fragility of the Renault UN-1 transmission. In period tests, zero to sixty miles per hour came in at 4.4 seconds and top speeds of over 175 mph (282 km/h) were achieved.

This particular example was built on the 15th of November 1997. Finished in “Nero” with a “Nero” leather interior, showing 52,828 km on the odometer.

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