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1996 Lotus Esprit V8 Twin Turbo


Body Coupe
Odometer 64700 kms
Fuel type Petrol
Transmission Manual
Exterior Color Silver metallic
Interior Color Black
Upholstery Leather
Steering Lhd
Mycket fint exemplar av Lotus Esprit V8 Twin Turbo. En av endast 1237 tillverkade. Fordonet är något uppgraderat och ger idag ca 475Hk. Full dokumentation med handbok samt Verkstadshandbok. Utrustning: ACC, Elhissar, Targalucka, Brembo-bromsar, OZ-fälgar, Elspeglar, Dubbla airbags, CD-Stereo Alpine, mm.
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In 1996 Lotus launched the Esprit V8. The car came equipped with Lotus' own Type 918 V8 engine. The engine is an all-aluminium 90° DOHC 4 valves per cylinder with a flat-plane crankshaft and two Garrett T25/60 turbochargers but with no Chargecooler. The transaxle used was the same Renault unit as before but upgraded by Lotus racing driver Derek Bell with a much thicker single piece input shaft. Despite having a modified transaxle, the Type 918 engine was detuned from a potential 507 PS (373 kW; 500 hp) to 355 PS (261 kW; 350 hp) to prevent gearbox damage. In period tests, acceleration from 0–97 km/h (60 mph) was achieved in 4.4 seconds and a top speed of over 282 km/h (175 mph) was achieved.
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