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Lotus Esprit 1998 V8 Specs, Trims & Colors

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Seats 2
Door Count
Engine 349-hp, 3.5-liter V-8 (premium)
Transmission 5-speed manual
Combined MPG


Engine 349-hp, 3.5-liter V-8 (premium)
Transmission 5-speed manual
4 wheel ventilated disc brakes S
ABS brakes S
4-wheel disc brakes S
Immobilizer S
Dual front impact airbags S
4 wheel disc brakes S
Adjustable front head restraints S
5 speed manual transmission S
Turbo/supercharged S
Engine liters 3.5
Engine torque 295 lb.-ft. @ 4,250RPM
Recommended fuel premium unleaded
Engine 3.5L V-8 DOHC 349hp turbo/supercharged
Engine horsepower 349-hp @ 6,500RPM
Fuel tank capacity 19 gal.
Engine bore x stroke 3.27" x 3.19"
Cylinder configuration V-8
Manual transmission 5 speed
Fuel economy city 14 mpg
Fuel economy highway 21 mpg
# of valves 32
Exterior height 45.3"
Turning radius 19.4'
Engine torque 295 lb.-ft. @ 4,250RPM
Rear tread 60.8"
Cruising RPM 1
Engine horsepower 349hp @ 6,500RPM
Wheelbase 95.3"
Front tread 60.2"
Engine bore x stroke 83.0mm x 81.0mm (3.27" x 3.19")
Curb weight 3,042 lbs.
Exterior body width 74.0"
Exterior length 173.6"
Engine displacement 214 cu.in.
Four wheel independent suspension S
Alloy wheels S
Rear tires 285/35ZR18.0
Power steering S
Sport suspension S
Speed-sensing steering S
Front tires 235/40ZR17.0
Performance tires S
Spoiler S
Body-colored bumpers S
Body-color or chrome door mirrors S
Power door mirrors S
Number of doors 2
Air conditioning S
Passenger vanity mirror S
Power windows S
Air conditioning S
Passenger vanity mirror S
Power windows S
Leather upholstery S
Passenger fore/aft adjustment S
Leather steering wheel S
Max seating capacity 2
Reclining passenger seat S
Reclining driver seat S
Driver fore/aft adjustment S
Front seats bucket
Max. seating capacity of 2 S
Front bucket seats S
Cassette S
4 speakers S
Premium audio system S
Speakers 4
Primary monitor touchscreen S
Front fog lights S
Light tinted windows S
Oil pressure gauge S
Center high mounted stop light S
Tachometer S
Tinted windows S
Lights on warning S
Basic warranty (months/miles) 24

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