Lotus Esprit V8-GT

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The Lotus Esprit V8-GT

Esprit V8-GT

The Esprit V8-GT variant of the legendary Lotus Esprit was introduced to make the power and performance of the V8 engine accessible to more drivers.

The concept of minimising detail specification without compromising performance and driver appeal has proved an overwhelming success throughout Europe. The V8-GT was the focus of the Esprit's continuous improvement programme and the development of this new addition to the Esprit family led to extensive mechanical and aesthetic refinements across the range. The whole car is about 40kg lighter than the V8.

At the heart of the Esprit V8-GT is the Lotus 918, 3.5 litre twin turbocharged V8 engine, one of the most advanced engines in production today, producing 350hp and 400Nm of torque.Engine: 3.5 litre twin-turbo V8


Engine: 3.5 litre twin-turbo V8
Power: 260 kW @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 400 Nm @ 4250 rpm
Compression Ratio: 8.0:1
Cooling System: Dual front-mounted oil coolers
Clutch: 215mm dia. pull-actuated AP Racing twin plate, hydraulically operated.
Transmission: 5-speed manual ansaxle from
Renault Moteurs
Ratios: 1st: 3.364
2nd: 2.059
3rd: 1.381
4th: 1.037
5th: 0.756
Rev: 3.546
Final: 3.889
Performance: 170mph (272 km/h)
(electronically limited)
0-60 mph 4.8s
0-100 km/h 4.9s
0-100 mph 10. 54s
0-160 km/h 10.3s
Dimensions: Length: 4369 mm, height:
1150 mm, width: 1883mm
Unladen weight: 1380 kg
Wheels: Six-spoke single-piece alloy wheels by OZ with unique Lotus logo.
Brake System: New Kelsey Haynes "430" three-channel ABS controller with tandem master cylinder and vacuum servo assistance.
Exhaust: Starter and main 3-way catalysts per bank, feeding into both ends of single transverse-mounted muffler, with one outlet each side.
Fuel Consumption:
mpg /100 km
Urban: 14.12 20.0
Extra-urban: 30.34 9.3
Combined: 21.24 13.3
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