1988 Lotus Turbo Esprit
- Make: Lotus
- Model: Esprit
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1988
- Mileage: 21,311
- VIN: SCCFC20A3JHF62016
- Color: Black
- Engine size: Lotus 2.2L 4 cylinder turbocharged
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 5 speed manuel
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black and Grey Leather
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
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1988 Lotus Esprit
1988 Lotus Turbo Esprit, 21,311 actual miles finished in Black (with minor blemishes sporadic small cracks in the paint) with two-tone Black and Grey Connolly leather, very nice aesthetically appealing OZ Racing wheels in lieu of the dated factory wheels, and five speed manual transmission. First year of the USA deliveryX180 (code name for the 1988 to 1993 lotus of this body style)Lotus 2.2L 4 cylinder turbocharged inter-cooled engine (which Lotus has named the Chargecooler), four-wheel disc brakes, power windows, power door locks, power and heated remote side view mirrors, removable roof panel, extremely aesthetic glass covered boot lid with an aerodynamic rear wing,factory air conditioning, fully independent suspension, BlaupunktAM/FM/Cassette stereo system with power antenna. Several modifications were made to the body as well, like side skirts which are parallel to the body, five air ducts in the front air dam, wing mirrors from the CitroÃ«n CX and the addition of a rear wing.
In 1987, the Esprit was restyled by British designer Peter Stevens. Stevens, who went on to design the McLaren F1 (todays value 10M+), produced a less angular, more rounded car and wasused in the 1990 movie â€œPretty Womanâ€.The exterior changes were accompanied by a redesign of the interior that gave more space to the occupants. The revised Esprit was not given a new "Series" number but is often called by its project code of X180.
Panels for the body were produced using a new process called VARI (Vacuum Assisted Resin Injection). This method, which was patented by Lotus, offered advantages over the previous hand lay-up process.Kevlar reinforcement was added to the roof and sides for roll-over protection. This also increased the Esprit's torsional rigidity by 22%.
The X180 cars inherited most of their mechanical components from the earlier HC Esprit and Turbo Esprit, although the name for the forced induction model was now Esprit Turbo. 1988 model year North American Esprit Turbos kept the CitroÃ«n transaxle and Bosch fuel injection system used in the previous model year.
Power output of the Type 910 turbocharged engine was unchanged, but 0-60mph acceleration times dropped from 5.6 seconds to between 5.4 and 5.1 seconds. Top speed was over 150mph (240km/h).
The Lotus line is known for its value when compared to other high line performance cars. Delivering six figure performances for thousands less.
Serial NumberSCCFC20A3JHF62016 Clean CarFax available upon request.
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One in a life time opportunity to own the most appealing version of the Lotus Turbo Esprit at a realistic price of $19,950.