Lotus Esprit Review from Switzerland

1998 Lotus Esprit V8GT 3.5 twin turbo petrol

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 3.5 twin turbo petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10

Faults:

Broken front left damper. Front bonnet opens suddenly without warning sometimes at speeds over 160mph (260km/h). Problems have been fixed promptly. 12,000miles on, nothing else happened so far - for a hand made car, excellent reliability.

General Comments:

For a supercar, really cheap to run. Amazing acceleration capabilities, quite easy to drive, cornering like on rails. Relatively cheap to buy for half the price of a comparable Ferrari F355. Stunning shape. Fantastic package, if the gearbox would be a bit better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 1999

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review