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TYPE 82 - Esprit Turbo   1981 to present
Production GT

Engine: Lotus-910 DOHC 2174cc--------------------------------
Garrett AiResearch Turbocharged--------------------------------
Gearbox: Maserati SM  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: 2800 lbs.--------------------------------------------------------

Lotus used the turbocharging technology learned in racing----
       and applied it to the Esprit.-----------------------------------------------------------
In 1981 Lotus added a turbocharger to an uprated 907 engine,
  dubbed the 910.------------------------------------------------------------------------
210 bhp was put out from 1973cc.-------------------------------------------
Lotus placed the carburetors downstream of the turbo------------
 enabling them to raise the compression ratio, thus enhancing--
  the efficiency of the engine and eliminating turbo lag.---------------
Turbo Esprit was capable of going from 0 to 60 in 6 seconds---
 and breaking 150 MPH.------------------------------------------------------------
      Instantly power output was raised to 210 bhp from 2.2 liters.--------
      The Turbo Esprit received revised rear suspension and-a-------------
revised and stronger chassis.-------------------------------------------------
      A deeper front spoiler and taller spoiler were added to cope...-........
with the higher speeds.-----------------------------------------------------------
     The Turbo Esprit was capable of 0-60 mph in 6 seconds and-------
       150 mph.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
In 1986 displacement rose to 2.2 liters, with Bosch K- Jetronic
fuel injection, and an increase in compression ratio to 8.0:1,---
power was raised to 215 bhp.------------------------------------------------
In 1988 the Esprit gave up its original lines of Giugiaro and----
        received a complete makeover.---------------------------------------------------
The new lines were curved and softer yet retained the stance 
and purposeful look of the original car.----------------------------------
The interior was also greatly revised.-------------------------------------
The electrical system was completely replaced with new-------
wiring, gauges, switches and central electric door locks.------
In 1989 the Esprit Turbo engine received a complete------------
      electronic engine management system based on Delco------------- components.-----------------------------------------------------------------------
This further boosted output to 228 bhp and 0-60 times were-
     reduced to 5.2 seconds and top speed rose to 155 mph.-----------
A stronger Renault built 5 speed transmission was also fitted
to handle the increased power.---------------------------------------------
In 1989 a electronic engine management system and-----------
  chargecooler was added.------------------------------------------------------
Power rose to 264 - 280 bhp.-----------------------------------------------
--0-60 dropped to 4.7 seconds and top speed rose to 163 mph.