1986 Lotus Elise S1

Type 82 Turbo

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1986
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Left-hand drive, 24,160kms and single ownership from new
1986 Lotus Type 82 Esprit Turbo Coupé
Chassis no. SCC082910FHH10606
Initial design work had commenced upon Lotus Project M72 for an extensively remodeled Esprit Turbo rear-engined coupé, as early as 1977. But the company's engineering commitment to the controversial De Lorean project delayed such developments until February 1980 when the Esprit Turbo prototype was finally unveiled at the Essex Lotus Formula 1 launch in London's Albert Hall.

First deliveries of the new Lotus Type 82 Esprit Turbo were then delayed until August that year. The new model was powered by a 2174cc Type 910 long-stroke engine, developed from the preceding 1973cc Type 907 unit. This 16-valve engine was equipped with dry-sump lubrication in road racing style, while mounted just behind the cylinder block and above the clutch bell-housing was a turbocharger from Garrett AiResearch in the United States. This boosted the enlarged