1986 Lotus Espirit Turbo, Manual, 78k Miles, All Original on 2040-cars
Ankeny, Iowa, United States
1986 Lotus Espirit Turbo, Manual, 78K Miles, All Original. Has the 2.2L Turbo. Runs and drives great. Overall this vehicle is in good condition considering its age, and has all the records from the past 20 years. It does show some signs of its age cosmetically. Normal rock chips on front bumper and lower spoiler, including a scrape on the passenger front bumper. The front hood has been painted. Sun visors are coming apart. Rear spoiler has a couple small chips. There is also some paint coming off the edges of the doors. This car is straight and true with minor touch ups needed. Ask for more pictures of specific areas in needed.
Recent repairs include: Primary fuel pump, Old fuel removed, new fuel filter, new headlamp relays (4), oil and filter, ignition coil, spark plugs and wires, fuel accumulator.
Other work done within last 2000 miles includes: Secondary fuel pump, warm up regulator, rebuilt cold air valve, intake manifold gaskets, starter, water pump, clean/repair radiator, radiator hoses, vacuum pump, front and rear brake pads, and upper rear ball joints.
Includes: Service and Part manuals. Service documents and part receipts from approximately the last 20 years.
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Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:57:00 EST
When is a stock, 167-horsepower Mazda MX-5 Miata quicker than a Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang, Lamborghini Gallardo, Lotus Elise and a Porsche 911? When it's raining. Sort of.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:28:00 EST
Mazda Canada arranged a unique drag race to show off the fact that the Miata's optional power retractable folding hardtop can go from top-down to top-up in just 12 seconds flat. In this video, all six cars line up for a drag race, and it starts to rain (well, sort of - but you'll have to watch the video all the way to the end to see what we mean). The green flag is waved, and the timer starts as soon as the convertibles begin to put their tops up. But because the Miata's roof mechanism gets the car's roof back up a full 5.1 seconds quicker than the second-place car, the Mazda gets a serious advantage off the line for the actual drag race.
It's a fun video. And while we've spoiled the results (come on, the video was uploaded by Mazda, you knew the Miata was going to win), be sure to see how it all unfolds, below.
Lotus has issued a press release to day, wherein it indicates that a "need to both reshape its organisation and to reduce costs" may result in the loss of "up to 325" jobs. That's a fairly significant number of layoffs for any company, but considering that Lotus currently employs 1,215 people (per the company's bio in the same release), it could mean a full 25-percent of the automaker's workers could soon be sharpening their resumes.
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:45:00 EST
CEO Jean-Marc Gales says in the statement that Lotus has "worked very hard to avoid the need to make this proposal," but admits that it is now "essential" to the future of the company. The chief indicates that post-restructuring, he expects Lotus to be a "leaner" and "more competitive" organization, one which - and we can all see a little silver lining here - is focused on "producing class-leading sports cars and innovative engineering."
The 325-job number appears to be soft at this point, with the statement indicating that some negotiation about which and how many posts will be cut is yet to come. Further, the company may "redeploy" some employees, and may even recruit new blood for "key roles," all with an eye toward running the strongest possible team going forward. Though, we imagine that the recruitment bit won't fly well for those employees getting the sack.
Head on over to the Lotus website, and though the Elise isn't offered in the United States anymore, buyers in other markets can choose between numerous models: there's the base Elise, the Elise Club Racer, the Elise S and the Elise S Club Racer, and that's before even getting into the even more extreme Exige that's also based on the Elise. Track-day enthusiasts can also go for the full-on Elise S Cup R, but now the British sportscar manufacturer has confirmed a new variant.
Called the Elise S Cup, it slots in between the CR and the Cup R as an extreme performance model that can actually be driven to the track and back home on public roads. The S designation tells us it packs the 1.8-liter supercharged four that already produces 217 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque in the existing Elise S, Elise S CR and Elise S Cup R, but as we saw when Lotus was testing the new variant around the Nürburgring, the Elise S Cup packs some key upgrades.
It's got an aero kit - including front splitter, winglets, side skirts, rear diffuser and rear wing - that's more aggressive than other road-going models (though apparently less extreme than the track-focused S Cup R), helping to generate 145 lbs of downforce at 100 mph and 275 lbs at top speed and besting the Elise S around the Lotus test track by an impressive three seconds.