1999 Lotus Esprit V8GT

   
1999 Lotus Esprit V8GT - road test 2019 Jonathan Fleetwood and Drive-My EN/UK

Additional Info

  • Logo: Logo
  • Year: 1999
  • Body: Coupe
  • Cd/Cx: 0.33
  • Type: Petrol
  • Engine: 3.5-litre V8
  • Fuelling: Injection
  • Aspirate: Garrett Turbo
  • Power: 350bhp at 6500rpm
  • Torque: 295lb ft at 4000rpm
  • Drive: RWD
  • Trnsms: Manual 5-spd
  • Weight: 2919lb
  • Economy: 21mpg
  • Speed: 175mph
  • 0-60mph: 4.5sec
  • Price: £50,000 (1999)
  • Club:
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  1. Johann Dr Venter

Q: - is this fastest version of all-generations Esprit?

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  1. Phil CLASSIC Bell    Johann Dr Venter

A: - if you mean all-stock factory Esprit - YES!

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