Lotus Esprit cars for sale

The Lotus Esprit is a classic sports car that gained fame as James Bond’s ride in “The Spy Who Loved Me.” It has a 2.2-liter engine and a top speed of 241 km/h.

The Lotus Esprit is a rare sight on New Zealand roads, but those who own one appreciate its sleek design and impressive performance. With a mid-engine layout and lightweight fiberglass body, it’s a true driver’s car that handles like a dream.

Lotus Esprit

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Turbo SE 5 Speed Manual
$79,995
$122.03 weekly
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We include in these search results any new and used vehicles for sale across New Zealand including the major centres such as Auckland (Auckland Region), Wellington (Wellington Region), Christchurch (Canterbury Region), Hamilton (Waikato Region), Tauranga (Bay of Plenty Region), Napier-Hastings (Hawke's Bay Region), Dunedin (Otago Region), Palmerston North (Manawatū Region), Nelson (Nelson Region), Queenstown (Otago Region), Rotorua (Bay of Plenty Region) and Whangārei (Northland Region).

Technical Specifications

  • Engine: 3.5-litre V8
  • Horsepower: 350 hp
  • Torque: 295 lb-ft
  • Acceleration: 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds
  • Top Speed: 178 mph
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual
  • Weight: 1,380 kg
  • Length: 4.52 metres
  • Width: 1.87 metres
  • Height: 1.14 metres

This is a guide – technical specifications may vary vehicle to vehicle.

Lotus Esprit variants

Model Overview Tech Specs
Lotus Esprit S1 First generation Esprit with a 2.0L engine and a top speed of 138mph. Engine: 2.0L inline-four
Horsepower: 160 hp
Top Speed: 138 mph
Lotus Esprit S2 Second generation Esprit with improved suspension and brakes. Engine: 2.0L inline-four
Horsepower: 160 hp
Top Speed: 138 mph
Lotus Esprit Turbo First turbocharged Esprit with a 2.2L engine and a top speed of 150mph. Engine: 2.2L turbocharged inline-four
Horsepower: 210 hp
Top Speed: 150 mph
Lotus Esprit S3 Third generation Esprit with a redesigned interior and exterior. Engine: 2.2L turbocharged inline-four
Horsepower: 210 hp
Top Speed: 150 mph
Lotus Esprit Turbo SE Special edition with a 2.2L engine and improved suspension and brakes. Engine: 2.2L turbocharged inline-four
Horsepower: 280 hp
Top Speed: 163 mph
Lotus Esprit S4 Fourth generation Esprit with a 3.5L engine and a top speed of 168mph. Engine: 3.5L V8
Horsepower: 264 hp
Top Speed: 168 mph
Lotus Esprit V8 Final generation Esprit with a 3.5L V8 engine and a top speed of 175mph. Engine: 3.5L V8
Horsepower: 350 hp
Top Speed: 175 mph

Consult official manufacturer websites for the latest data.