1986 Lotus Esprit S3 Turbo

$35,500

Year
1986
Make
Lotus
Model
Esprit S3 Turbo
Stock
2784
Vin
SCCFC20A5GHF60826
Miles
18,984
Engine Size
4-CYL. 2174cc Turbo
Transmission Type
5 SPEED MANUAL
Drivetrain
RWD

THIS 1986 LOTUS ESPRIT IS LOCATED IN: RIVERVIEW, FL 33578

The Lotus Esprit is a British sports car that was built by Lotus Cars at their Hethel factory in England between 1976 and 2004. It was among the first of designer Giorgetto Giugiaro's polygonal "folded paper" designs.

S3, Turbo Esprit (1982) and derivatives

The Series 3 (or S3) and Turbo Esprit debuted in April 1981. The two models shared a common chassis, and bodywork was based on a common set of moulds.

he S3 received the 2.2 L Type 912 engine. The Turbo Esprit had a wet sump engine with the same power and torque output as its dry sump predecessor. Interior trim was revised which, when combined with changes to the body moulds, resulted in more headroom and an enlarged foot-well. The Turbo Esprit retained the aerodynamic body kit of the Essex cars and featured prominent 'turbo esprit' decals on the nose and sides. The S3 gained the new larger bumpers but kept the simpler sill line and glazed rear hatch of the S2.2 body. Both cars came with 381 mm (15 in) BBS alloy wheels. One interesting omission was that the Esprit S3 had no cigarette lighter as standard equipment; ashtrays are tucked away in the door sills.

Minor changes were made to bodywork and front suspension for the 1985 model year.

The final incarnations of the Giugiaro-styled Esprit were announced in April 1986. Higher compression ratios for the engines was indicated by the 'HC' moniker. Power output of the naturally aspirated engine rose to 172 PS (127 kW; 170 hp) and 160 lb⋅ft (217 N⋅m) for the Esprit HC, and to 218 PS (160 kW; 215 hp) and 298 N⋅m (220 lb⋅ft) for the Turbo Esprit HC, with more torque available at lower engine speeds.

Engine

Engine Type
Engine Size
4-CYL. 2174cc Turbo
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
White
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1986
Make
Lotus
Model
Esprit S3 Turbo
Miles
18,984

Interior

Interior Color
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console
No

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