Lotus makes some of the most amazing cars on the road. When you think of exotics, Lotus is always one of the first brands to come to mind. While the current lineup of the Elise and Exige is impressive, there was something lacking.
When the Esprit went out of production in 2004, there was no longer any V8 powered Lotus available. Well, Lotus fans, it’s been long enough. When 2013 rolls around, V8 power will return to Lotus, in an extreme way. Take a look:
2013 Lotus Esprit Specs
- 620 HP Supercharged 5.0 liter V8
- 205 MPH top speed
- 0-60 MPH in less than 3.5 seconds
That’s right, the new Esprit will be packing in excess of six hundred ponies. Granted, you’ll pay for the privilege of being carted around by all those ponies – estimated starting price is $175,000. Given Lotus’ reputation for building some of the world’s best sports cars, I have no doubt that the new Esprit won’t disappoint. Check out the gallery after the jump.
2013 Lotus Esprit Concept Gallery