1998 Lotus Esprit V8GT 3.5 twin turbo petrol from Switzerland
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.
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