2010 Lotus Esprit

lotus-esprit Not a whole lot of people really know what a Lotus Esprit is.  Unless you’re a car guy, chances are you’ve never heard of Lotus, let alone the Esprit.  Fortunately, we are car guys, and we have heard of the Esprit.  And the big news is that a new Esprit is indeed on the way – set to debut in 2010.  This spy shot you see here is actually a prototype, built for to develop and test the powertrain.  Even with the old body style, this car just looks fast. 

Under the hood is the twin-turbocharged 4.4 liter V8 from BMW, and it’s expected to be bumped to an even 500 HP for the Esprit.  A five hundred horsepower monster engine from BMW combined with Lotus’ expert handling?  Can we say Ferrari rival at a fraction of the price?  As long as it doesn’t stray too far on design, the new Esprit will find quite a few willing buyers.


Published on February 18, 2008 in Lotus

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