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HAPPY BIRTHDAY
LOTUS ESPRIT - Le Grand Tourisme à l'anglaise
My book "LOTUS ESPRIT - Le Grand Tourisme à l'anglaise" was published 10 years ago. 10 years of passion ! I am grateful to all those who supported my project - especially lucky owners of the stunning Esprits that illustrated it -  and all those who ordered it. 

Lotusly yours ! 
Rémy

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The Morphism - #2 Lotus Esprit..
Published on 30 Aug 2017

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Lotus Esprit V8 Review...
Test Drive, and Comparison to Lamborghini Diablo
I did a full write up on this car and how I bought it here... I bought a Lotus Esprit V8 twin turbo earlier this year. I was not sure exactly what to expect with this car, because they are so rare. A lot of people complain about them, and some people love them. After driving the car for the first time I fell in love with the car. It is beautiful, fast, fun to drive, and extremely unique. The car is Azure blue, has the 3.5 liter Lotus V8 with twin turbos, and a Renault 5 speed manual transmission. The car was modified before I bought it with an after market exhaust and reflashed computer. It is faster than a stock V8 Esprit and sounds great, even if it is a bit loud. My sister thought I was crazy for buying this car, even though it was only $38,000. After she saw it in person and drove it, she loved it. She even drove it to a car show this summer instead of her R8 V10 plus. I also have a Lamborghini DIablo that I compare this car too. They are completely different cars, but both extremely fun and unique. The Diablo is Monterey blue and a 1999 Alpine Edition. You can see the video I did on the Diablo here.

Mark Ferguson – InvestFourMore
Published on 13 Aug 2017

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Esprit on
2017 tweeted pics
For a car that's not been in production for over 10 years, it still has a present on tweeter, which didn't exist in the public relm back when you could buy a new model from Lotus. Here's some that we've retweeted if you follow us @EspritWorld.

     

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Esprit on
2017 tweeted pics
For a car that's not been in production for over 10 years, it still has a present on tweeter, which didn't exist in the public relm back when you could buy a new model from Lotus. Here's some that we've retweeted if you follow us @EspritWorld.

     

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It's gone!! Love letter to the Esprit..
Number 27, Published on 25 Aug 2017
She's gone...my Lotus Esprit Turbo has been sold.

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1977 Lotus Esprit S1 Video Test Drive
Published on 11 Sep 2016
Esprit Test Drive by Michael Donick

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Esprit on
2017 tweeted pics
For a car that's not been in production for over 10 years, it still has a present on tweeter, which didn't exist in the public relm back when you could buy a new model from Lotus. Here's some that we've retweeted if you follow us @EspritWorld.

     

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2000 Lotus Esprit V8 TT 1 of 16
for sale with test drive, driving sounds, and walk through video
M'00 LOTUS ESPRIT V8 
• Ultra-Rare, 1 of ONLY 93 Esprit V8's imported into North America & driven 1,900 miles/year 
• Lotus20legendary 3.5Liter Twin- Turbocharged Fuel-injected V8 @ 350hp 
• Lotus original 5-speed close-ratio manual transmission with factory shifter 
• Original fully independent rear differential 
• 4-Wheel Independent Suspension System 
• Original, mirror factory, Mustard Yellow Spice paint professionally show waxed and detailed 
• Removable, color-matched Targa Roof 
• Great looking, original Black Leather Bucket seat interior with Yellow Piping & full factory console 
• Full array of factory VDO gauges including 8K RPM Tach and a 220MPH Speedometer! 
• Original leather wrapped steering wheel 
• Ice-cold factory Air-Conditioning A/C 
• Alpine AM/FM/CD Stereo with Hi-fi speakers 
• Loaded w/ options incld Power Window, Power Mirrors, Key-less entry & factory alarm system 
• Show ready detailed engine compartment 
• Detailed Bonnet compartment w/ original decals 
• Track-ready, Rack & Pinion Power steering 
• 4-Wheel power disc brakes & cross-drilled rotors 
• Original 18” 6-spoke Alloy wheels with Fresh Sumitomo High-Speed Radial tires
• Great sounding, Performance Cat-back Dual exhaust System for an unbelievable rumble 
• Comes with original Owner's manual, folder full of receipts and two sets of keys too!! 
• This is how you buy an Investment Grade, Collector Quality, 1 of ONLY 91 North American '00 Lotus Esprit V8.

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'Lotus Esprit' Book
Available from June 2017
Our Review of the new 'Lotus Esprit' book is now up on the site. You know what we gonna say you should do, but read it any way, then buy it!

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Lotus Esprit Turbo - First Impressions
Published on 16 Sep 2016
Bought a Lotus Esprit Turbo - the 4th car in the 12 Cars series. One of the coolest cars of the 70's-80's, that I dreamed of as a boy, I finally own it!

Running a Lotus Esprit Turbo S3
Number27
Had this Lotus Turbo Esprit S3 for around 6 months now. All the vehicles in the 12 cars series were supposed to be short term, can I now get rid of the Lotus to make way for another car??

80's Icons - Lotus Esprit Turbo and Porsche 911 Turbo
Number27
Part of the Twelve Cars seris. A test of two true 80's icons, the fabulous Lotus Esprit from the 007 movies and the fearsome Porsche 930 Turbo!

Two of these cars will be sold! Lancia Integrale - Lotus Esprit - Porsche 964
Number27
My cars have expanded in number so I need to go back down to two and I need to get a new car for the 12 Cars Series.. so two of my current steeds have to go. Which will it be? I love the Lotus Esprit, adore the Porsche 964 and cherish the Lancia Integrale. What a dilemma!!

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Basic Instinct car chase with Lotus Esprit
Published on 24 Nov 2015
Michael Douglas is chasing Sharon Stone in a black Lotus Esprit in a tense scene from Paul Verhoeven's famous erotic thriller Basic Instinct. Watch for Frank Urioste's editing and Jerry Goldsmith's score - both Oscar-nominated. Enjoy!.

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LEW Calendar 2018
Take advantage of the UK Heatwave
Make the most of the early UK summer heatwave and get some cool pictures of your Esprit in cool places and send them into us at admin@lotusespritworld.com. The best are likely to make it into the 2018 Esprit Calendar. So get your digital camera set on the highest settings, park your Esprits with a great backdrop and get snapping.

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Esprit on
2017 tweeted pics
For a car that's not been in production for over 10 years, it still has a present on tweeter, which didn't exist in the public relm back when you could buy a new model from Lotus. Here's some that we've retweeted if you follow us @EspritWorld.

     

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Roger Moore has died aged 89
after 'short but brave' battle with cancer, 23rd May 2017
The legendary actor, 89, died following a short illness at his home in Switzerland In statement, the star's family said he was 'surrounded' with love in his final days His funeral will take place in Monaco, where he lived with his fourth wife Kristina.

   

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Esprit on
2017 tweeted pics
For a car that's not been in production for over 10 years, it still has a present on tweeter, which didn't exist in the public relm back when you could buy a new model from Lotus. Here's some that we've retweeted if you follow us @EspritWorld.

    

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5th Gear - James Bond Cars Special Part 2/5
5th Gear – James Bond Cars Special
2nd part of 5th Gear special on all the bond cars. Here's the part with the famous white Lotus Esprit S1 that takes a dip in the sea. Worth a look even if you know the story, lots of info on how it was filmed, both on land and in the water.

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What's The Greatest James Bond Car?
Aston Martin DB5 VS Lotus Esprit
Colin Furze and Rory Reid discuss their favourite James Bond car out of the Aston Martin DB5 or the Lotus Elise. Subscribe to Fast, Furious & Funny

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TLF International Lotus Day
Sunday 7th May 2017
Back for its 4th year, TLF are looking forward to welcoming Lotus owners and enthusiasts from across Europe to our FREE International Lotus Day held at Mercedes-Benz World in conjunction with Brooklands Museum.

On Sunday 7th May, the event runs from 10am to 5pm but we encourage you to arrive early to make the most from your day, there’s lots to see! We expect based on last years numbers to have in excess of 350 Lotus cars on site. You will have full and free access to MBW (Brooklands Museum is £12 but well worth it!) and any Lotus cars that attend will be able to park in our Lotus only car park. There’s also a Concours D’Elegance which still has room for entries, click here for more details and to enter. On top of this, the Concours cars will be on display driving around the test track at lunchtime and there are 9 crystal trophies available this year for the winners.

All of the details and signup form/attendance list can be found on our forums here and you can keep up with the event on facebook here

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Esprit on
2017 tweeted pics
For a car that's not been in production for over 10 years, it still has a present on tweeter, which didn't exist in the public relm back when you could buy a new model from Lotus. Here's some that we've retweeted if you follow us @EspritWorld.

     

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Tim's Enthusiast Garage
Episode 12: Lotus Esprit V8, Dreams do come true
Everyone sets goals for cars they one day hope to own and principal in my wish list is the SE, S4 and V8 Lotus Esprits. I have been fortunate enough to have 88,89,93,94 and 98 model year cars and I have to say, they are just such a treat in every way you could imagine. I hope you will take the time to watch this and appreciate just how rare and how special these cars are. The JPS livery and modifications I have done to the car have really made it one of my garage favorites. Details include: Race ECU, custom coil over set up fully adjustable for bound , rebound, height, custom rear track rods, poly bushes, solid motor mounts, samco hoses, forged concave fifteen52 Tarmacs (1 offs), Falken tires, muffler delete, 200 cell cats, stainless tips, european MOMO wheel, hella air horns, low temp fan switch, PUK injectors, tinted tail lamps, JPS livery, aluminum interior trim, late model shift knob, short shift kit, stage 3 clutch. I hope you enjoy the video and above all.. just go for a drive!

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Esprit on
2017 tweeted pics
For a car that's not been in production for over 10 years, it still has a present on tweeter, which didn't exist in the public relm back when you could buy a new model from Lotus. Here's some that we've retweeted if you follow us @EspritWorld.

  
  

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Esprit on
2017 tweeted pics
For a car that's not been in production for over 10 years, it still has a present on tweeter, which didn't exist in the public relm back when you could buy a new model from Lotus. Here's some that we've retweeted if you follow us @EspritWorld.

   

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Sad News...

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Esprit on
2017 tweeted pics
For a car that's not been in production for over 10 years, it still has a present on tweeter, which didn't exist in the public relm back when you could buy a new model from Lotus. Here's some that we've retweeted if you follow us @EspritWorld.

     

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The Spirit of the Lotus Esprit
Published on 15 Feb 2017
A homage to the Lotus Esprit.

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Ghost in the Shell
Is that an Esprit? In the future?
Based on the internationally acclaimed sci-fi manga series, "Ghost in the Shell" follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic's advancements in cyber technology.....

.....but enough of that! Check out the important bit in the trailer. Go to 1:45sec of the clip and check out the futuristic car. Is that a Giugiaro Esprit???????

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Bob Weber
from the USA
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Car Chase
Ford Granada vs Lotus Esprit
Donovan's Mark 2 Ford Granada is harried by Keller's Lotus Esprit. This leads to a fight on a airfield. Fortunately for Keller, he had time to pull on a coat before climbing into his motor.

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That plate should be on an Esprit
Should be a 1989 SE obviously
Spotted this BMW in central London at the begining of January and should only think of one thing! So I thought I'd share.

In the Esprit world, we normally call an Esprit by its year and model. I'm looking for 92 SE for my number plate! I'm just wondering if it's real. Not your standard UK number plate, but still. I like it!

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Description:
• Built in 1978 for Chris Meek to full Group 5 spec
• Entered for 1980 World Sports Car Championship with Martin Birrane and Syd Fox
• Totally original – not raced or modified since 1980
• Eligible for Peter Auto’s Classic Endurance Racing (CER)
• Very lightweight, with 2-litre all-aluminium Lotus power

For Sale in Jaunuary 2017
https://racecarsdirect.com/Advert/Details/80218/1978-lotus-esprit-s2-group-5

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