Lotus Esprit S3 1981-87
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Lotus Esprit S3 1981-87 specifications
Engine:(type 907): mid mounted, ?all alluminium, 4 cylinders,16 valve, ?5 main bearings, twin OHC

Capacity: 2,174cc

Bore & stroke: 95.25mm x 69.2mm

Compresion ratio: 9.5 to1

Carburettors: 2 Twin choke Dellorato

Power Output: 160bhp (DIN) at 6,500rpm, Max torque 140 lb ft at 5,000rpm

Top Speed: 135mph

0-60 mph: 8sec

O.F.C: 23mpg

Transmission: 5 speed manual 8.5in diaphragm clutch, RWD

Suspension F: Independent unequal length wishbones and coil springs. Telescopic shock absorbers. Anti-roll bar. Camber 0 to 0.5 degrees, 3 to 5mm toe in

Suspension R: independent diagonal trailing arms and lateral link with fixed-length driveshaft, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers. Camber 0 to 0.5 degrees, 8 to 10mm toe in.

Brakes: dual system, split front/rear circuits F: 10.4in disc R: 10.8in disc

Steering: Rack and pinion

Wheels: 15in BBS alloy. F: 7J, R: 8J

Tyres: Goodyear Grand Prix F: 195/60 VR15 R: 235VR15

Construction: Glassfibre-reinforced plastic body with steel backbone chassis

Fuel Tank: 14.75gal

Ground clearance: 6in

Length: 165.4in

Width: 73.2in

Height: 44.1in

Wheelbase: 96.1in

Track F / R: 59.4in / 60.5in

Kerb Weight: 2,690lb

Production: Apr 1981- Oct 1987, 767 produced. Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro

Price when launched: £13,462