Old Top Gear Lotus Esprit V8 GT & 50 Years Of Lotus
Old Top Gear from 1998
Tiff Needell drives the Lotus Esprit V8 GT and reflects on 50 years of
Lotus and drives a Lotus Elite and and starts up an Elise
This clip was extracted from the episode that was first broadcast on the
23rd April 1998
Lotus Esprit top speed fast & furious
Some guy in Florida nearly buries the needle in his lotus esprit. 4
cylinder lotus with a stock turbo and a
stock chargecooler. This is a "1994 lotus esprit S4". He let off the
accelerator at 168 mph when the built-in radar detector went off. Too much
sun reflection on highway, otherwise great video. At 1:10, he slows down
for traffic---watch past the 2 minute mark when he really gets on it.
Camera he used was the Drift HD 170. Small dial in center is the turboBoost guage. To the right is the speedo, to
the left is the tach. Bottom right is the temp. Bottom left is oil
pressure. You have to watch the turboBoost guage to see when he really
gets on it (small center dial). When it is halfway, he is just cruising at
120-130 mph, when it goes full dial, then he is getting on the accelerator.
And no he isn't trying to destroy the transaxle in the 1/4 mile, he is
cruising to a top speed and being cautious!