Lotus Esprit Turbo for sale in the UK? Autocoincars.com has the best selection of Esprit and Esprit Turbo available anywhere. The iconic Guigaro designed Esprit Turbo was made famous in a couple of James Bond movies and the 2.2l turbo engine gave the stunning looking car genuine supercar performance throughout the late 1970s and 1980s. Famed for its very low slung sporty appearance, the styling is still instantly recognisable. Second hand Lotus Esprit Turbos for sale have become highly desirable and collectible with fine, low mileage examples seen for sale in excess of £30,000.
The original Lotus Esprit Turbo was much more angular in styling than the model that replaced it circa 1988. To many, this was the classic Esprit, with ultra low slung sports seats, a huge and high transmission tunnel, and deeply raked windscreen. Adorning massive rear BBS wheels, the handling of a Lotus Esprit has always been one of its strongest points. When the turbo was added to the normally aspirated 4 cylinder quad-cam engine then the Lotus had the performance to match its stunning styling.
If you are looking for a Lotus Esprit Turbo for sale there are a number of important things to look out for in these models. The service history is a must because the engine can be expensive to repair. The air conditioning unit was a factory fitted extra and could not be retrofitted as it was encased in the chassis itself. For this reason, these can be very difficult to repair and maintain.
One of the most exciting things about the Esprit Turbo was its legendary handling. Lotus Engineering took great pride in matching the handling of the Esprit to its performance. Although the engine was a 'mere' 2.2 litre, the quad-cam turbocharged unit rocketed the fastest versions to 60mph in just 4.6 seconds. Having a car and chassis that was able to meet this performance was essential, and anyone who has ever driven a used Lotus Esprit Turbo will realise that they literally feel like they are stuck to the road. And this was from mechanical grip rather than aero influences. Mid-engine layout, of course, helped, as do the huge rear BBS alloys.