Turboadacious: 1989 Lotus Esprit SE

The Lotus Esprit (es-spree) enjoyed a remarkably long life with only minor changes in its 28 year lifespan.  Somehow, the little UK based car builder managed to produce over 10,000 examples from 1976-2004  Find this 1989 Lotus Esprit SE here on eBay bidding for $8,100 with 3 days to go, located in Orlando, FL.

 The Lotus Esprit looks the part of supercar in any
generation, but the Peter Stevens redesign (1987-1993) is my favorite,
because it maintains some of the crispness of the earlier design and
doesn’t quite become a study in scoops that is the 1994-2004 Julian
Thompson redesign.

Behind the driver’s seat is a 2.2 liter Lotus type 910 inline-4,
turbocharged and intercooled, good for 264 horsepower and  261 ft-lbs of
torque.  Zero to 60 is obliterated in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of
159 mph is impressive for 1989.

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