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Figures & Specs: Lotus Esprit S3 2.0L - [1981]

Lotus Esprit Engine & Transmission | Figures & Specs.

Lotus Esprit Engine:

The Coupe version of the Esprit model has a 2174 cc (132.6 ci) 16 valve Straight 4 Naturally Aspirated Petrol engine.

Lotus Esprit Transmission:

This particular Lotus Esprit S3 2.0L has a 5 speed / Manual gearbox with the power being delivered through it's RWD system.

Lotus Esprit Power & Torque | Figures & Specs.

Lotus Esprit Power:

The Esprit's 2174 cc (132.6 ci) engine reaches its peak power of 160 bhp (119 kW) @ 6500 rpm.

Lotus Esprit Torque:

The Lotus Esprit produces torque measuring 160 lb-ft (216.9 Nm) @ 5250 rpm.

Lotus Esprit Power to Weight:

The Esprit weighs around 1067 kg (2352 lb). Power to weight can be calculated at 149.9 bhp per metric ton or alternatively as 149.9 lb-ft of torque per ton.

Lotus Esprit Top Speed & Acceleration Performance | Figures & Specs.

Lotus Esprit Top Speed:

The Lotus Esprit S3 2.0L - [1981] has a top speed of 135 mph (217.2 kph)

Lotus Esprit Acceleration:

This Esprit accelerates 0-60mph (96.6 kph) in 6.5 seconds or 0-100kph in 6.7s and can achieve an estimated 1/4 mile drag time in 14.56 seconds with a trap speed of 88.4 mph.

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Lotus Esprit S3 2.0L - [1981]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 1981 | Type: Coupe
  • Engine: 2174 cc (132.6 ci) 16 Valve
  • Engine Formation: Straight 4
  • Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 5 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 135 mph (217.2 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 6.5 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 6.7 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 19.0 secs
  • Power: 160 bhp (119 kW) @ 6500 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1067 kgs (2352 lbs)
  • Torque: 160 lb-ft (216.9 Nm) @ 5250 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: Mid
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 15.41 secs @ 88.4 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 149.9 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 149.9 lb-ft
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