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.

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MilledPartsList

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(These are not milled pieces, but custom built aftermarket switches for hazard, headlights ,windows and mirror trim that(almost)fit the stock location.(as it turns out our lotus switches are not industry standard size)
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(These are not milled pieces, but custom built aftermarket switches for hazard, headlights ,windows and mirror trim that(almost)fit the stock location.(as it turns out our lotus switches are not industry standard size)
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-->(These are not milled pieces, but custom built aftermarket switches for hazard, headlights ,windows and mirror trim that(almost)fit the stock location.(as it turns out our lotus switches are not industry standard size)
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Most likely with 6-8 hidden countersunk holes to be attached to a backing plate from the underside. No visible attachements from above
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-->(These are not milled pieces, but custom built aftermarket switches for hazard, headlights ,windows and mirror trim that(almost)fit the stock location.(as it turns out our lotus switches are not industry standard size)
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(These are not milled pieces, but custom built aftermarket switches for hazard, headlights ,windows and mirror trim that(almost)fit the stock location.(as it turns out our lotus switches are not industry standard size)
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-->(These are not milled pieces, but custom built aftermarket switches for hazard, headlights ,windows and mirror trim that(almost)fit the stock location.(as it turns out our lotus switches are not industry standard size)
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-->(These are not milled pieces, but custom built aftermarket switches for hazard, headlights ,windows and mirror trim that(almost)fit the stock location.(as it turns out our lotus switches are not industry standard size)
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(These are not milled pieces, but custom built aftermarket switches for hazard, headlights ,windows and mirror trim that(almost)fit the stock location.(as it turns out our lotus switches are not industry standard size)
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-->(These are not milled pieces, but custom built aftermarket switches for hazard, headlights ,windows and mirror trim that(almost)fit the stock location.(as it turns out our lotus switches are not industry standard size)
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As for other parts, we will be planning on making a production run next month (May). What we do and don't order will be dependent on how much interest we get in the parts. Currently this is what is slated to be done:
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The plan is now for replacement of the upper handle upholstery with CF veneer and formed backside. A part is being prepared ATM for testing the look and finish.
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As for other parts, the summer schedule has put things a bit behind. We have all the CAD work and quotes in, so we will be planning on making a trial production run next month (October). What we do and don't order will be dependent on how much interest we get in the parts. Currently this is what is slated to be done:
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We need a minimum of 5 orders of each, and the more people who order, the less expensive they become. Approximate price will be $175 for the shifter knob, $100 for the boot surround and $75 for the pair of speaker adaptor rings. This won't include shipping (which shouldn't be more than a couple bucks.)
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  • Shifter knob with black or green and yellow lotus logo emblem in top (soon)
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In order to get the pricing sane, we have had to order a minimum of 50 of each. Approximate price will be about $90 for the shifter knob, $75 for the boot surround and $75 for the pair of speaker adaptor rings. This may change slightly also it won't include shipping (which shouldn't be more than a few bucks.)
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As for the likelihood of CNC interior door locks/handles, the possibility is once again precluded by the cost of producing small quantities. Instead we will be machining off the "embroidered" look and fitting either a CF or alloy insert instead.

Current Parts List
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Most likely with 6-8 hidden countersunk holes to be attached to a backing plate from the underside. No visible attachements from above
  • Complete replacement switches (Will have samples ordered in a few weeks.)
    (These are not milled pieces, but custom built aftermarket switches for hazard, headlights ,windows and mirror trim that(almost)fit the stock location.(as it turns out our lotus switches are not industry standard size)
Possible Parts List
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May 01, 2004, at 11:14 AM by JS
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April 24, 2004, at 03:56 PM by JS
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This is a list of the parts that we are working on getting made for the interior. The current plan is to offer the parts individually as they become available. We do need to have a minimum order of 5 sets before we can okay production. Exact pricing is unavailable, but our hope is to offer a complete set for under $500.
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After some investigation, we've discovered the cost of the upper handles and the door handles will be cost prohibitive (think about $1400 for a set of upper handles, door handles and locks.) That is if 5 people are interested in the parts, if we can get 15 people interested the costs will be reduced greatly, but still be $700 or so.

As for other parts, we will be planning on making a production run next month (May). What we do and don't order will be dependent on how much interest we get in the parts. Currently this is what is slated to be done:

  • Shifter knob with lotus logo machined in top
  • Shifter boot surround top and bottom
  • Speaker adaptor rings, threaded (pair)
  • Heater A/C knobs

We need a minimum of 5 orders of each, and the more people who order, the less expensive they become. Approximate price will be $175 for the shifter knob, $100 for the boot surround and $75 for the pair of speaker adaptor rings. This won't include shipping (which shouldn't be more than a couple bucks.)
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As for the likelihood of door locks/handles and upper handles, there is still investigation being done into alternatives.
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Planned Parts (Being designed and should be available soon after June 15, 2004)
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(May not be milled pieces, but just aftermarket switches for hazard, headlights and windows that fit the stock location.)
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Some owners want milled pieces, some owners want carbon fiber.
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May not be milled pieces, but just aftermarket switches for hazards and headlights that fit the stock location.
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This is a list of the parts that we are working on getting made for the interior. The current plan is to offer the parts individually as they become available. We do need to have a minimum order of 5 sets before we can okay production.
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This is a list of the parts that we are working on getting made for the interior. The current plan is to offer the parts individually as they become available. We do need to have a minimum order of 5 sets before we can okay production. Exact pricing is unavailable, but our hope is to offer a complete set for under $500.
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May not be milled pieces, but just aftermarket switches for hazards and headlights that fit the stock location.
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This is a list of the potential parts that we would be interested in creating for the interior. Please feel free to add item(s) to this list if you think there is a part that would make a good addition.
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This is a list of the parts that we are working on getting made for the interior. The current plan is to offer the parts individually as they become available. We do need to have a minimum order of 5 sets before we can okay production.
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Most likely with 6-8 countersunk holes for bugle head bolts to be attached to some kind of backing plate. We will try to find bugle head bolts with female hex heads (i.e. allen keyed)
March 16, 2004, at 03:02 PM by 66.212.205.166
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Most likely with 6-8 countersunk holes for bugle head bolts to be attached to some kind of backing plate. We will try to find bugle head bolts with female hex heads (i.e. allen keyed)
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Temperature Control Knob Fan Control Knob A/C & Heater Control Knob Knobs for gauge illumination on dash 3 piece gauge surrounds Door handles Door lock switches Door handle surrounds Upper handles (Oh shit handles) Vent surrounds
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  • Temperature Control Knob
  • Fan Control Knob
  • A/C & Heater Control Knob
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  • 3 piece gauge surrounds
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Describe MilledPartsList here.
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This is a list of the potential parts that we would be interested in creating for the interior. Please feel free to add item(s) to this list if you think there is a part that would make a good addition.

Gear Knob
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  • With "H" Pattern
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Gear Boot Surround
Most likely with 6-8 countersunk holes for bugle head bolts to be attached to some kind of backing plate. We will try to find bugle head bolts with female hex heads (i.e. allen keyed)
Mirror adjustment knob Mirror adjustment surround Temperature Control Knob Fan Control Knob A/C & Heater Control Knob Knobs for gauge illumination on dash 3 piece gauge surrounds Door handles Door lock switches Door handle surrounds Upper handles (Oh shit handles) Vent surrounds

Users Interested:

Jon Sweet - jon@driestone.com
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