Lotus Esprit S4 1993-2004


May 24, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 30, 2015
Esprit S4 GT3 (1996-2000)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
164
0-60 mph
5.1
0-100 mph
12.9
1/4 mile
13.9
BHP
240 @6250rpm
Torque lbft
216 @3750rpm
BHP per ton
196
MPG UK/US
27/23
Engine capacity CC/CU
1973/120
Engine type
Straight 4 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Turbocharged
Compression Ratio
8.0:1
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)
173
Width (in)
74
Height (in)
45.3
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2704
Additional Info: More restyling to the exterior and interior was done to create the S4. PAS was now available. The GT3 was about reducing weight and creating a cut price Esprit (over 220lbs lighter than the V8 Esprit’s). In 1995 the S4S was released with a modified version of the familiar Lotus 2.2 litre engine, now putting out 300bhp and which got it to 60 in 4.6 secs.

 

Esprit S4 V8 GT (1998-2001)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
175
0-50 mph
3.6
0-60 mph
4.4-4.8
0-100 mph
10.4
1/4 mile
13
0-1 km
22.8
BHP
350 @6500rpm
Torque lbft
295 @4250rpm
BHP per ton
263
Engine capacity CC/CU
3506/214
Engine type
V8 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Turbochargers x 2
Compression Ratio
8.0:1
Valve Type/No
DOHC 32
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
173
Width (in)
74.1
Height (in)
45.3
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2930
Additional Info: In 1996 the V8 Esprit was launched and was aided by twin turbochargers. A limited run of 50 “Sport 350 Esprits” were built in 1999, with uprated brakes, suspension and a slightly reduced weight, giving a 0-60 time of around 4.3 secs.

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