1991 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE
Peter Stevens redesigned a more curvaceous Esprit for 1987. A new body construction process called Vacuum Assisted Resin Injection debuted, as well. Kevlar roll bars increased torsional rigidity 22 percent and a stronger Renault transaxle moved rear brakes outboard. For 1989 Lotus introduced the Esprit SE (special equipment) with GM’s multi-port intercooled fuel injection which cut 0-60 mph times to 4.7 seconds and pushed top speed to 160 mph. The new system developed 264 bhp, with 280 bhp available on overboost. Body changes included side skirts, ducts in the air dam and a rear wing.
Quick: What do Sharon Stone, Richard Gere, and Roger Moore have in common? Answer: They each drove a Lotus Esprit in a blockbuster Hollywood movie.
The sexy British wedge won generations of admirers in Basic Instinct, Pretty Woman, and, especially, in Moore’s The Spy Who Loved Me, when James Bond drove a white Lotus Esprit Series 1 in an epic chase along the Sardinian coast and then transformed it into a torpedo-firing submarine when he took it underwater.
Here is the car that has all of the good looks and performance a collectible sports car should have. This car has ultra low documented mileage in a CARFAX report. We recommend you stop by and see this car in person!
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