Lotus Turbo Esprit Fact Respository for the 1981-1987 Lotus Turbo Esprit (the Giugiaro cars.)

Custom Lotus parts, guides and facts for the Lotus Turbo Esprit. 2.2 Liter Lotus engine with turbo. Guides for tires, wheels, engine, transmission as well as custom carbon fiber, aluminum and fiberglass parts for the Lotus Turbo Esprit. As well as an adjustable suspension for the front of the car.

Facts for both the US and UK Lotus Turbo Esprit, including spring rates, engine info, parts, modifications, specifications (specs), pictures, users, owners and vital information for the Lotus.

Some information might be valid for non turbo cars and other Esprits as well, some custom parts may be usable on non turbo version of the car and other parts may work on the later Esprits. And suspension adjustment and springs, coilovers coil overs and other stuff.

Turbo Esprits have the 2.2 liter lotus engine and 210 horsepower, we have custom fiberglass, aluminum and carbon fiber parts being developed along with a multitude of facts on the lotus cars.

We will have replacement OEM parts as well as custom unique parts for the esprits made from fiberglass, carbon fiber and aluminum.

We are interested in hearing from other lotus owners including S1 owners, S2 esprit owners and S3 n/a lotuses. We have a variety of owners.

Website designed by: DrieStone Design


Esprit.Engine History

Hide minor edits - Show changes to markup

March 24, 2012, at 08:10 PM by
Added lines 5-6:
In 1986 a Bosch CIS K-jetronic with Lambda injection was introduced on "Federal" vehicles exported to USA. In 89MY, Bosch CIS was replaced by GM Delco EFI.

March 18, 2004, at 08:56 PM by
Changed line 7 from:
Changed lines 16-17 from:
HCI.65 bar (9.5 lbs)
HCI.65 bar (9.5 lbs)

March 18, 2004, at 10:48 AM by
Changed lines 1-16 from:
Describe Engine here.

Esprit Engine

The Engine in the Turbo Esprit is the type 910 engine and from the factory was installed with a pair of Dellorto carburetors (either 40s or 45s depending on the country the car was being exported to.)

910 Specs

Max. rpm of engine 7,000
Firing order 1,3,4,2
Capacity 2174cc (132.6 cu. in.)
Stroke 76.2mm (3.00 in.)
Bore (nominal) 95.29mm (3.75 in.)
Compression Ratio 7.5 : 1
HCI8.0 : 1
Maximum Boost .55 bar (8 lbs)
HCI.65 bar (9.5 lbs)
Page last modified on March 24, 2012, at 08:10 PM