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TYPE 106

TYPE 106 - Esprit Turbo   1991
 Limited production GT

Engine: Lotus 910 DOHC 2174cc---------------------------------
Garrett AiResearch Turbocharged--------------------------------
Gearbox: Renault  5-speed ------------------------------------------
Chassis: Central box-section steel backbone with two--
 prongs at the rear and tubular space frame structure.----
Front Suspension: double wishbones,-------------------------
& coil spring / damper units.-----------------------------------------
Rear Suspension: Wide-based lower wishbones,---------
fixed-length half-shafts, lower transverse links,-------------
 and coil spring / damper units.---------------------------------------
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 0 in.----------------------------------------------------
Front Track: 4 ft. 11.5 in.----------------------------------------------
Rear Track: 5 ft. 0.5 in.-------------------------------------------------
Length: 13 ft. 9 in.-------------------------------------------------------
Width: 6 ft. 1.25 in.-------------------------------------------------------
Weight: 2300 lbs.---------------------------------------------------------

In 1991 the X180R, ( the street version of the Type 105 race---
car ), was produced.------------------------------------------------------------
The power of the Esprit Turbo was raised to 315 bhp with the
use of a Lotus developed Chargecooler and and enhanced--
      Engine Management System that uses six fuel injectors.------------
      Outwardly the Esprit X180R sports a deeper front air dam---------
and a rear wing.-------------------------------------------------------------------
      0-60 times have fallen into the mid 4second range and top-------
speed is in excess of 165 mph.--------------------------------------------
Doc Bundy, driving the Lotus Sport X180R, takes the Driver's title
in USA national sports car series (Bridgestone Potenza Supercar).
Tom Langeberg wins Dutch Production Car Series in Lotus Esprit.