Modern Classic - All-New 2014 Lotus Elite (HD)
The ground-breaking new Elite is compact yet chic body is elegance
incarnate. It's not only exquisitely elegant, in keeping with Lotus' core
values, it's a car of substance incorporating some of the very latest
technological innovations Lotus has to offer. The slick retractable hard
top and the optional use of hybrid technology with KERS are typical
examples of Lotus tailoring technology to deliver perfect performance.
Set for release in spring 2014, this is an innovative, exciting GT that
will set a new benchmark in design, performance and emissions. And it's not
all about sleek lines and stunning bodywork with this particular 2+2, what
hides beneath this shark like exterior perfectly does the aesthetics
justice. A front-mid positioned 5.0 litre V8 engine delivering up to 620 PS
meaning drivers can expect to go from 0-100 km/h in approximately 3.7
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
Esprit Suspension Top Gear 1983 series11 episode 1
Just the bit about Lotus special suspension edited from an old Top Gear
episode. Lotus turbo Esprit seen
hurtling around the circuit at Hethel. Standard version & special
suspension equiped version. Some fantatstic film of a pure drivers car.
Question: Being quite tall, how does John Mills actually fit in the car?
Lotus Factory tour 1984, mainly Esprit
Journey back in time to Hethel, in 1984. A factory tour. Mainly on the
Esprit. See how they made these great cars. This is the full version, from
two parts I linked and edited the start. If only I could go back in time.
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!
The World's Fastest Lotus? - /TUNED
Frank Profera has spent six years making his Lotus go faster, stop shorter, and corner harder.
Though it only has to move around 2,150 lbs, Frank's Lotus makes 680 wheel
horsepower with a
twin-charged 1.8L engine; giving it a better power-to-weight ratio than
Mario Andretti's Formula One Lotus. It's an ongoing project that may never
be finished, because of Frank's never-ending obsession with speed. We had
to take it for a ride.
Top Gear Lotus Exige S vs Ford Mustang
The Lotus Exige (pronounced /ɛɡˈziːʒ/) is a two-door, two-seat sports
car made by Lotus Cars. It is essentially a coupé version of the Lotus
Elise, which is a roadster that is mid-engined and has been in production
The original Exige (NA or naturally aspirated Exige) was launched in 2000
and had a 1.8 L Rover K Series engine in VHPD (Very High Performance
Derivative) tune. It produced 177 bhp (132 kW; 179 PS) in standard form and
192 bhp (143 kW; 195 PS) in the "track spec" version.
In 2004, the Series 2 Exige was introduced. It features a 1.8 L 16-valve
DOHC Toyota/Yamaha engine that produces 190 bhp (142 kW; 193 PS) with the
Toyota engine designation of 2ZZ-GE. Compared to the Series 2 Elise, it
has a front splitter, fibreglass hardtop roof with roof scoop, rear engine
cover, and rear spoiler. The sole purpose of these aerodynamic additions to
the base Elise is to create more downforce (almost 100 lb (45 kg) of
downforce at 100 mph (160 km/h) in the Exige versus 13 lb (5.9 kg) at 100
mph (160 km/h) in the Elise).
In February 2005, Lotus announced a limited production run of 50 Exiges,
using the Toyota engine with a Supercharger, that increases the power output to
243 bhp (181 kW; 246 PS). These vehicles were only available in yellow or
black, representing the colours of Lotus Sport, and are badged 240R. They
have a projected 0-60 mph (0--100 km/h) time of 3.9 seconds and 0-100 mph
(0--160 km/h) of 9.9 seconds, with a top speed of 155 mph (249 km/h) at a
cost of £44,000.00 (approximately $72,500.00 or €51,000.00).[citation
The North American Exige was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in
January 2006. In February 2006, Lotus announced the Exige S model which
used a supercharged Toyota engine producing 220 bhp (164 kW; 223 PS).
The S was also made available in North American markets as a 2007 model.