Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1997
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Airbags
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Yellow
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Lot No: 328
1997 Lotus Esprit GT3 S
Registration no. KAP-120C (ACT expiry 5/8/11)
Chassis no. SCC082910VHA62199
Engine no. LN910970829780T
Unveiled in 1987, the Peter Stevens redesign of the venerable Lotus Esprit saw the mid-engined rocketship's sharp edges softened, the interior revamped and the mechanical specification improved. Indeed, the Esprit was now a genuine supercar contender, with over 160 mph available from the Special Equipment model of 1989, largely thanks to the adoption of a water to air intercooler on the 2.2-litre four. In 1993, Lotus further updated the Esprit with exterior styling by Julian Thompson. Relatively minor changes to the front and rear bumpers, side skirts and a new wheel design were nicely resolved and the Esprit's dramatic styling was suitably updated for a new decade. It wasn't until 1995 that the mechanical specification came in for change, when the S4 was replaced by the S4S; power jumped to 300 bhp, with 290 lbs/ft of torque on tap. To achieve thes