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Lotus Esprit 1986 Turbo S3 on 2040-cars

US $14,900.00
Year:1986 Mileage:36463 Color: Red /
 Biscuit
Location:

Alamogordo, New Mexico, United States

Alamogordo, New Mexico, United States
Transmission:5 speed manual
Body Type:2 door
Engine:2.2l turbo
Vehicle Title:Clear
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: sccfc20a0ghf60796 Year: 1986
Interior Color: Biscuit
Make: Lotus
Number of Cylinders: 4
Model: Esprit
Trim: 2 door
Drive Type: rwd mid engine
Options: Sunroof, CD Player
Mileage: 36,463
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
Sub Model: Esprit
Exterior Color: Red
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

  Up for sale is my 1986 Lotus Esprit. I have owned this car for about a year and a half. I purchased it from Lamborghini of Houston, and it has been super reliable and fun to drive. Its my 2nd esprit and I have owned other exotics, so I am fairly well versed in these style of cars.  Car leaks no oil, does not smoke, makes boost, transmission syncros are smooth and do not grind. Clutch lets out half way and works perfectly. AC blows cold, just serviced. Wipers, lights, clock, instruments all work properly. Headlights go up and down properly. Has the removable sunroof. Brake pads are new in the back, and the fronts are almost new. New tires, less than 1200 miles on them.  Transmission and engine oil changed at 34,000 miles. Rack and pinion in good shape. Cam belt is in good condition and does not need serviced. New air cleaner and spark plugs.

The car has been repainted in the original color. I do not know when it was painted, it was this way when i got it. They did a really good job on the repaint. No overspray or weirdness. All jams look good. The glass on the car is perfect, looks basically new. The interior has been redone at somepoint also. There is no sign whatsover of the car ever being in an accident, no weird stuff with the frame or the underside of the car. The interior looks very good, but the steering wheel does show some sign of wear. The wheels are in good condition, but the clear coat on the rims is checking and looking a little faded.  Car temp has never exceeded 90 degrees celsius. The oil pressure at idle when the engine is properly hot (2 hours of driving) is 25 pounds. 50 pounds at idle when just around town. Cooling fans come on and turn off as they should. Car is missing the spare tire/rim. Has a brand new Kenwood Ipod compatible cd player. New battery. This is a fuel injected (bosch) model. I do not have emissions testing here, I do not know if it will pass emissions. On carfax it shows a history of failing, then passing emissions fwiw.

Overall I would say the car is in very good shape. It is not brand new, bear in mind its 27 years old. It does have a few rock chips in the paint and some wear showing here and there. That being said I am happy with the condition of the car.  I can store the car for you until you arrange shipping.  If you want to talk about it call me at 575 430 1322. Good luck!!!

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Lotus announces race-ready Exige V6 Cup and Cup R

Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:14:00 EST

Lotus has pulled off the wraps on two new versions of the Exige: the V6 Cup and the V6 Cup R. Based on the Exige S, the V6 Cup is built to be a dual-purpose street and track machine. The 0-60 dash should take just under 3.8 seconds thanks to a full 345 horsepower from a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 engine. Weighing in at 2,380 pounds, the V6 Cup should be an absolute riot to drive, and with a full FIA-approved roll cage, fire extinguisher and six-point race harnesses on board, it's plenty safe, too. Two-way adjustable dampers are standard, as are AP Racing four-piston calipers on all four corners. More importantly, drivers can expect to find the Lotus Dynamic Performance Management system in the cockpit, complete with Touring, Sport and DPM Off modes.
The V6 Cup R, meanwhile, is both lighter and offers more horsepower than the standard V6 Cup. The same blown V6 dishes out 366 horsepower in R trim, and the whole contraption tips the scales at 2,292 pounds. Of course, the same spate of race hardware is stock, minus the DPM system. A lightweight battery, track-spec tow loops and quick-release engine cover help separate the Cup R from its more civil sibling, as do performance brake pads and better oil and water cooling systems.
Check out the brief press release below for more information. Both of the new models are headed for a debut at the 2013 Autosport International Show.

Race Recap: 2013 Indian Grand Prix mostly calm with chances of Championships

Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:01:00 EST

The smog around the Buddh International Circuit got so bad over the weekend that the FIA had to change the practice sessions. Then the soft tires that Pirelli brought to be the options were found to degrade so quickly that teams had to change their qualifying and race strategies. The only man it didn't seem to affect was - guess who? - Sebastian Vettel, who put his Infiniti Red Bull Racing on pole position.
Behind him came Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes-AMG Petronas, Mark Webber in the second Infiniti Red Bull and on medium tires, Felipe Massa in the first Ferrari, Kimi Räikkönen in the first Lotus, Nico Hülkenberg in the first Sauber, Fernando Alonso in the second Ferrari, and the McLaren duo of Sergio Perez and Jenson Button. The tire strategizing didn't work out for Romain Grosjean in the second Lotus, who didn't get out of Q1 after only running the medium compound tire and lined up 17th.
The Indian Grand Prix has been held twice and Vettel has led every single lap of both races. If nothing else, we knew there would be at least one new thing about this Indian Grand Prix: there'd be a lap not led by Vettel since he qualified on softs and would have to pit before Webber and Alonso who were both on mediums.

Lotus offers Exige S Roadster for sale, but not in North America

Thu, 23 May 2013 17:45:00 EST

The first thing you need to know is that this is the Lotus Exige S Roadster, unchanged from the Exige S even in price and officially the fastest convertible Lotus has ever made. The second thing you need to know is that if you live in the US, you won't be getting this car.
Now that that's out of the way, the lack of a roof, rear wing and front splitter help make it 22 pounds lighter than the coupe, coming in a 2,565 pounds, and the supercharged 3.5-liter V6 in this topless blossom discharges 345 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. For historical comparison with a non-convertible, those numbers nearly match the 2004 Lotus Esprit V8 Final Run edition - which had twin Garrett turbochargers. Yet the Exige S gets from a stoplight to 60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds, nearly a full second quicker than that Esprit. Fair play, though, the Esprit did weigh 3,040 pounds.
It will be fitted with a six-speed manual only, and cost 52,900 pounds ($79,667 US), 55,378 euros ($71,404 US) or 8,500,000 yen ($82,078 US), depending on where you live. Here in the US we'll be sticking with the track-only Exige V6 Cup and Cup R models. The press release below offers more on the fine points.