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1988 Lotus Esprit

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Last update: 26.02.2014

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Manufacturer: Lotus
Model: Esprit
Year: 1988
Type: Coupe
Color: White
Mileage: 9,162
Engine: 2.2L I4 FI DOHC 16V
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Limited Edition
Interior Color: BLUE AND GREY
Vehicle Title: Clear
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*Limited Anniversary Edition

*Number 66 of 88 Built

*One of only 44 Produced in Pearlescent White


Now you can take home a very unique vehicle with quite the colorful history.   This car was owned by Stuart Arnold. founder of the Auto Trader publishing empire.


Full set of owner's manuals. original window sticker. copy of insurance registration card in the name of Stuart Arnold adds to the authenticity of this vehicle.


For 1988. Lotus introduces an all-new body for it's flagship. The original body. designed by Gioggetto Giugiaro at Colin Chapman's request on a modified Lotus Europa chassis. had that folded paper. automotive origami styling so in vogue in the Seventies. best exemplified by Giugiaro's design of the original VW Scirocco. While many a more recent design has aged more rapidly. the Esprit styling has stood the test of time very well. but is now beginning to look just a bit dated. To inject some more life into the design. and to campaign in the American marketplace with renewed vigour. Lotus has designed an all-new body shell for the old mechanicals. still attached to the same steel backbone. but this time to body is an in-house design by Lotus' own Peter Stevens. The body is made by Lotus' patented VARI ( for vacuum assisted resin injection) method. allowing greater strength and better consistency than the old bucket and brush hand lay-up methods.

The new body exhibits a smoother. more rounded shape. the rear buttresses have been cleaned up. combustion-air inlets have been blended in behind the rear quarter windows. and a sheet of smoked glass open at the bottom for ventilation. has been added to improve aerodynamics. replacing the sopped backlight and black louvers of the earlier models. Also gone is the tacked-on appearance of the skirts and bumpers: the new car has a much more integrated look. Not surprising. because the older body had to change over the years to meet changing times and performance levels. For example. in the original road test (R&T July 1977) the Esprit ran 0-60 mph in 9. 2 seconds. the quarter mile in 17 flat. and topped out at 120 mph. The Turbo. as last tested (June 1986) did 0-60 in 5. 6. the quarter in 14. 3. and had a top speed of 152. That sort of top-end performance will exact its toll in aerodynamic changes. hence the somewhat cobbled-up look of the last of the Giugiaro-based Esprits.

Lotus had big plans for the future: the active suspension project M300 intended to compete square in the same class as the ultra-exotics such as Lamborghini. Ferrari and Porsche's 959; and project M100. a small. more affordable sports car. Meanwhile. we have the new Esprit Turbo. An exotic by any standards. offering high performance in a limited-production car. Lotus hopes it will re-establish the company's image in the U. S. as a maker of fine sporting machinery and pave to way for Loti of the future.

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