2002 Lotus Esprit V8 review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 11 December 2006 , 14:12:41 byEmil

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Lotus Esprit V8

Lotus revealed the Esprit for the first time back in 1970. It was only a styling concept back then, and now, after a long time, it had become one of the finest supercars in the world. 30 year later, the car got a new facelift. It now features a redesigned rear panel and light cluster with round rear lights set in pairs. The front of the car has inherited the lip spoiler from the famous Sport 350 for better stability at high speeds. On the inside features an embossed Lotus logo and also high backed seats which are available in two tone leather and are at a no cost option. It features O.Z. Racing alloy wheels that hide strong 4-pot calipers with an advanced ABS system. More information will be available soon.

The Esprit was unveiled for the first time in 1970 like a styling concept and today, after a long history the car is one of the world's finest supercar.
After 30 years of performance car,Esprit has a new facelift. Russell Carr, Chief of Design at Lotus, explains:
"The Lotus Esprit is an iconic design, a classic blend of traditional supercar razor sharp edges combined with design elements that have evolved over three decades. Therefore decided not to change the car dramatically for 2002 as this would be changing the true spirit of the Esprit, a classic supercar."

The car has redesigned rear panel and light cluster, which features round rear lights set in pairs. . The front of the Esprit has inherited the lip spoiler from the legendary Sport 350 ensuring greater stability at very high speeds.

The interior has some changes too; new high backed seats featuring an embossed Lotus logo which are available in two tone leather and are a no cost option, A distinct aluminium theme providing an elegant, technological, lightweight finish to the gear lever, handbrake sleeve, inner door panel and new inner door sill which also features the Lotus logo.

The new "crystal titanium" finish multi spoke OZ Racing alloy wheels hide powerful 4-pot calipers with an advanced Kelsey Hayes ABS system. Large 320mm diameter AP Racing two piece brake discs are vented and cross-drilled, front and rear, for maximum cooling and heat dissipation when the car is subjected to sustained heavy braking. The race specification calipers, pads and discs ensure that the Esprit stops as well as it goes.