2002 Lotus Esprit Consumer Review: Esprit V8 - Last of the Breed
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2002 Lotus Esprit - Consumer Review

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V8 Coupe (3.5L V8 Twin-turbo 5-speed Manual)

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Esprit V8 - Last of the Breed
By Paul Hatz on

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2002 Lotus Esprit V8 2dr Coupe (3.5L 8cyl Turbo 5M)

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It has more punch than than comparable Ferraris 355 and 360, thanks to the turbo, and it has a trunk, which they don't because of their large normally aspirated intake systems (the twin turbo design allows for a remarkably small and light engine design in the Lotus V8). Forget about all the garbage about it not sounding good, junk the exhaust and install straightpipes and this thing sings! You will get more compliments and looks with a nice Lotus V8 than any entry level Ferrari.

Favorite Features

Sex appeal and speed, as well as exclusivity and the engine sound. The interior also has a cockpit feel to it.

Suggested Improvements

Suspension isn't too hot, drivetrain is weak and needs to be babied (gearbox and half-shafts).
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