1990 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE
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1990 Lotus Esprit -
2.2L Turbocharged Inline 4 - 5 Speed Manual - Black Leather Interior -
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We're excited to present this unique sports car for your consideration. It offers the classic Esprit shape first seen in the mid-70's with a few edges rounded out a little bit, and a few more vents added throughout the body. Over the years, the Esprit remained a mid-engined sports car that had exotic styling, which quickly grabs your attention. Still following Colin Chapman's mantra of keeping things simple was followed pretty well, although the Esprit was more of a fancy car for Lotus, not the usual driver focused, small sports car.
Bodywork finished in Bright Red paint means that this car will garner attention wherever it goes, and not only because of the bright color, but because many people don't know what it is. In red it looks as though it might be a car from Maranello, or Sant Agata. Exotic, flowing lines make it easy on the eyes Giorgetto Giugaro (of Italy) designed the Esprit. He designed a wide variety of vehicles over the years, including Italian sports cars so the exotic looks come as no surprise. While the design was penned by an Italian man, the rest of the car was dreamed up by some chaps in England as they sipped tea or maybe a warm beer. This particular Lotus shows nicely on the exterior, and looks as though it was repainted in a few areas like the roof and front bumper. The paint is even and glossy, and body panel fitment is good.
As you might expect, the interior has a driver-centric layout, with the dashboard and gauge binnacle angled toward the driver. Sorry passenger, you're just along for the ride! Just a few creature comforts are offered in the car, in the form of leather wrapped bucket seats which hold passengers tight, and factory A/C. Otherwise if you're in the car you're enjoying the view through the sharply raked windshield. A previous owner of this particular Esprit felt that an upgrade to the audio system was in order, so a number of speakers have been neatly added as well as a Kenwood head unit.
Mounted mid way in the rear is a 2.2L Inline-4 with a Turbocharger strapped to it. The combination of the turbocharged engine and 5 speed manual transmission propel this car to the 60mph mark in about 4.7 seconds, which is easily early 90's exotic car territory. 15” front and 16” rear OZ/Lotus wheels are polished and wrapped in BF Goodrich tires.
Esprits like this one are rare, but provide such a great driving experience. In conjunction with an aggressive push on the go pedal, the engine makes a great sound and propels this 'wedge' down the road quickly. Be a little different than all the other sports car owners and consider this cool Lotus for your collection. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.