Comments - Unique of the Week: 1977 Lotus Esprit S1

Published: May 19, 2012
Description: There are some cars that become instant legends the moment they're revealed. The Lotus Esprit is one of them. The British sports car company has certainly had its share of ups and downs over the ...
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Description: For a long time, from 1976 until 2004 to be exact, the Esprit was considered to be one of the world's most beloved exotics. First launched at the Paris Auto Show in 1975 and styled by Giorgetto G...
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Description: Lotus claimed it could go from 0 to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds and had a top speed of 138 mph, though many automotive publications at the time tested it and came back with weaker numbers. This was also the...
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Description: The first turbo Esprit premiered in 1980 and featured a new turbocharged engine with 210hp, which took it to 60 mph in a more respectable 6.1 seconds and a top speed of 150 mph. The third generation d...
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Lou Guerrero May 19, 2012
Gotta love the turbocharging madness that was the 80s automotive scene.
Tanton Stoneman May 19, 2012
That's the bond sub!
Description: Kevlar reinforcement was also used on the roof and body sides. The S5 launched in 1993 and not only did it receive further exterior styling updates, but it was the first time the Esprit came with powe...
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Description: With just 27,000 miles on the odometer, the current bid on eBay Motors was just $15,100 at the time of this writing. However the reserve hadn't been met yet, but we'd be surprised to see it ...
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Daniel Carvalho May 19, 2012
Damn, its shape looks like the countach's
Devin Babyn May 19, 2012
I'm probably going to be hated on for this but damn this is one ugly car. I've always hated the wedge design
Rune Stallaert May 19, 2012
No its not! This must drive way better
Audi Tech May 19, 2012
Its a wanabe Pantera.
Cory Poteet May 19, 2012
Damn... My last comment was to the wrong picture... It's still a pretty little car with the doors closed, this things cool crazy interior or not
Cory Poteet May 19, 2012
It's like Christmas, a Scotsman, and the Jamaican flag all at once.... I bet old lotus workers still talk about " remember that esprit with the green and red and black and blue plaid interior"
Lou Guerrero May 19, 2012
Unmistakeable Esprit rear end.
Jordan Clegg May 20, 2012
Plain GM interior
Brandon Navidad May 20, 2012
I like it because it's different!
Jordan Clegg May 20, 2012
It's definitely different...
Charlie Stratton May 19, 2012
I dont see how u can like this its God awful
Caldera193 May 19, 2012
I don't care when this car was bought, who walks into a dealer and says, "yes what I want is a yellow car with a green blue and red interior that looks like some scottish man melted on my seats"
relyt May 19, 2012
Its so bad its awesome.
Dean Kaitson May 19, 2012
The hell is this?
Logan Oleary May 19, 2012
I don't understand....
Cory Allen May 19, 2012
It's the Christmas interior!
Zachary Hollopeter May 19, 2012
I can simply not find the words to describe this interior.
John Serely May 19, 2012
Wow...I am speechless
Rune Stallaert May 19, 2012
Maybe weird but I like it!
Audi Tech May 19, 2012
It looks like a kilt all it needs is some bagpipes.
Carlton Salmon May 19, 2012
Words fail me...
Devin Babyn May 19, 2012
That's... Well.... I don't know what to say
Josh Banning May 19, 2012
Wow that's tasteful
Kyle Smith May 19, 2012
Matching green dials!! HA!!
Abraham Mendoza May 19, 2012
I know what you mean Ben, that thing jutts out so high...
David Munasinghe May 19, 2012
That e-break doubles as a DUI preventer. When you try to get in to the car drunk you trip and fall. Lol
Ben Norton May 19, 2012
On some cars it's really annoying when you try to get out and the parking brake is up. C4 Corvette for example
Matt Martir May 19, 2012
Well thats an awkward e-brake Location