2009 Lotus Esprit Spy Shots

2009-lotus-esprit-rear Automotive fans around the world have missed the Lotus Esprit since it stopped production a few years ago.  If you are among them, then weep no more – the Esprit is coming back, and it looks like it’ll be as a 2009 model, so you don’t have to wait too long.

The specs aren’t hard yet, but here’s what it looks like.  BMW will provide the engine, a 4.8 liter V8 that will make somewhere north of 400 HP.  Knowing the history of the Esprit, I would expect twin turbochargers to assist with the power production here.  No word on US pricing yet, but in the UK the 2009 Esprit will be about 70,000 pounds sterling – which translates directly to $140,000 or so here.  However, cars are more expensive in the UK, so expect a price drastically less than that. 

Either way, I can’t wait to see the uncovered Esprit, and I can’t wait till it’s back in the states.  Lotus doesn’t have a lot of models, and they always make sure the ones that they do produce are fantastic.  I expect no less from the 09 Esprit.


Published on July 20, 2007 in Lotus

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