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(New page: Image:Lotus_Esprit_S1.jpg '''Lotus Esprit. 1976–8 (prod. 714). 2-door coupé. M/R, 1973 cm³ (4 cyl. DOHC).''' Successor to Lotus Europa and far more stylish. Folded paper desig...)
 
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''Manufacturing location:'' Hethel, England
 
''Manufacturing location:'' Hethel, England
  
''Marque:'' [[Lotus]] | ''Model:'' [[Lotus Esprit]] | ''Predecessor:'' [[Lotus Europa S3]] | ''Successor:'' [[Lotus Esprit S2]]
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''Marque:'' [[Lotus]] | ''Model:'' [[Lotus Esprit]] | ''Predecessor:'' [[Lotus Europa Type 74]] | ''Successor:'' [[Lotus Esprit S2]]
  
  
 
==Off-site link==
 
==Off-site link==
 
*[http://www.lotusespritworld.com/EModels/S1.html ''Lotus Esprit World'': Esprit S1]
 
*[http://www.lotusespritworld.com/EModels/S1.html ''Lotus Esprit World'': Esprit S1]

Revision as of 13:27, 21 March 2008

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Lotus Esprit. 1976–8 (prod. 714). 2-door coupé. M/R, 1973 cm³ (4 cyl. DOHC). Successor to Lotus Europa and far more stylish. Folded paper design from Giugiaro (who wanted to call the car Kiwi) of ItalDesign, first drawn in 1971 and launched in 1975 at Paris Salon. Production began June 1976. Mid-engined and very light (body in GFRP), with trade mark Lotus handling. Lotus attempted to move upmarket with this, Éclat and Élite models of the era. Considered underpowered, however, with 1973 cm³ four-cylinder engine developing 160 bhp—chassis could handle more. Made famous in 1977 James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me. S1 tag given retrospectively.


Manufacturing location: Hethel, England

Marque: Lotus | Model: Lotus Esprit | Predecessor: Lotus Europa Type 74 | Successor: Lotus Esprit S2


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