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Old 02-13-2007, 01:39 AM   #1
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2009 lotus esprit -- muhaha?

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An anonymous tipster to AutoGespot, a car spotting website, has managed to get the best pictures yet of Lotus’ upcoming Esprit supercar. Sources claim that the new Esprit will feature a BMW-sourced engine –there’s still some debate about whether it’ll be 4.4L or 4.8L - developing in the region of 370hp and will be able to take the new Esprit to a top speed of 290km/h.

Lotus has always been about low weight, so don’t be surprised if the new Esprit comes in at around 1200kg thanks to the use of advanced materials like aluminium and carbon fibre. The flagship Lotus is expected to cost around €110,000 and will hit a road near you towards the end of 2009. Now that VW has bought Proton, and by association Lotus, we’re pretty sure they don’t want to be sending money over to BMW for its engines. Could that mean the Esprit may get the RS4’s 420hp V8? We’ll have to wait and see.







Ok, they must have been testing this car in the amazon rainforest looking at that camo, but anywho...


Like it says, VW has basically taken over Proton/Lotus.



Reportedly will cost over 110,000 euros, but probably less in the US.



I'm interested... this car will hopefully bring Lotus much needed publicity.
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Old 02-13-2007, 01:44 AM   #2
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euos sound more than i really is!!!
id say in pounds, the car would cost around 50,000
but im glad lotus are bringing back the Esprit!!!
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Doesn't really look like an Esprit, but from what I see, it does look nice...

I'd love to see them on the streets.
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Old 02-13-2007, 05:20 AM   #4
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Looks like a ferrari backend. I guess you cant go wrong with that
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Old 02-13-2007, 02:39 PM   #5
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I didn't think Lotus was gonna make another Esprit. It'll be good if they pull it off though....I guess.
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Old 02-13-2007, 11:04 PM   #6
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Needs to be another turbo motor. I love those modified espirits I see everyonce in awhile. Anyone wanna translate 1200kgs into lbs for me.
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Needs to be another turbo motor. I love those modified espirits I see everyonce in awhile. Anyone wanna translate 1200kgs into lbs for me.
2640lbs

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Old 02-14-2007, 12:38 AM   #8
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i was going to say light!!! the Elise is under 1000kg
i think it sort of carries the same shape (although its hard to say in all that camo)

this is a rendered pic i found on google!
if it turns out like this,,,cant wait!!!
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WTF? I thought that was a gallardo. I love the look, but damn, I don't wanna be driving around in something that LOOKS like a gallardo.
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WTF? I thought that was a Gallardo. I love the look, but damn, I don't wanna be driving around in something that LOOKS like a Gallardo.
I think the colour just makes it looks like a Lamborghini.

I was hoping for more lines, like the older one
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I think the colour just makes it looks like a Lamborghini.

I was hoping for more lines, like the older one


The color and the shape to be honest. It looks almost 100% proportional to a gallardo.


Looks hot, though.
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I think yall are violating that pics copyrights

I now hate the new espirit its ugly
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I think y'all are violating that pic's copyrights

I now hate the new Esprit its ugly
I don't think it's against copyrights, the watermark's there from the other website.
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I just noticed it said for posting on WORLDCARFANS.com only
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I just noticed it said for posting on WORLDCARFANS.com only
I saw the exact same pictures in a popular UK car mag today
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