Lotus Esprit S1 1975-1978


May 24, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 30, 2015
Lotus Esprit S1 (1975-1978)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
124-133
0-50 mph
6.3
0-60 mph
8.4
1/4 mile
16.3
0-1 km
30.2
BHP
160 @6200rpm
Torque lbft
140 @4900rpm
BHP per ton
168
MPG UK/US
23/19
Engine capacity CC/CU
1973/120
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettors x 2
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Valve Type/No
DOHC 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
165
Width (in)
73
Height (in)
44
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2100
Additional Info: Used in the James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me”, where it famously turned into a submarine/submersible. Lotus’s 0-60 figures suggested a time of around 6.8 secs, but no road test as far as we’re aware have ever got near that.

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