People will start to realize soon enough how great the fourth-generation of the Lotus Esprit is, so I suggest building one while you can afford a donor car. And please make it as awesome as this.
Like our previous two entries in our Bond countdown, 1981’s For Your Eyes Only manages to tick all of the boxes of the typical Bond film. It has the gorgeous Bond girl, a plot of revenge, an appearance by Blofeld, car chases, ski chases, underwater fights - everything. It’s the reality check Bond needed after the…
If you want a 200 mph supercar, it’s easy. Just go to your local Lambo dealer and put down a couple hundred large. But what if you don’t have six figures lying around?
There are a number of Lotus Esprits out there that cost more than $1 million, but that's because they need $1 million worth of work. This Lotus submarine is $1 million right off the bat, and it'll never drive on its own ever. Nice price or crack pipe?
Earlier today we brought you the scoop that Elon Musk was the secret buyer of the Bond Lotus submarine. Now we've heard from Musk about his plans for the car. They are so amazing your brain may explode, Scanners-style, from pure amazement.
Remember when Lotus revealed an ambitious plan to release five all-new models in the next few years? Then remember when they cancelled four of them and kept working on the Esprit? Yeah, now they've cancelled the Esprit too, and all is right with the world.
I'm in a Lotus-y mood this afternoon thanks to that video of 1980s Lotus car club meets. Few small companies have had as many ups and downs and have continued to struggle on the way Lotus has. You can't keep a good sports car down!
When you had that photo of an Esprit on your bedroom’s wall in the ‘80s and closed your eyes, this is probably how you imagined life with a mid-engined Lotus: a never-ending winding road in never-ending sunset. Back then, there was no Evora an Esprit could transform into, but Richard Morris’s latest video solves…
Richard Morris’s supercar photography has been featured here on Jalopnik before. It turns out he shoots, edits, and produces video too. This is his showreel for 2011. His images of a Lotus on a B road, an Ariel Atom on a racetrack—or vice versa!—have a way of wishing away office partitions for an endless spring…
The 2013 Lotus Esprit is no longer a light, simple car. It's a complicated and extremely fast one, reaching 205 MPH flat out. Unfortunately, that means its now got a lot of competition.
Lotus will supposedly unveil an Esprit-succeeding supercar this fall. Whatever it's called it'll likely use the same chassis as every other Lotus. Good. [Edmunds Straightline]
You know you're in the Malaise Era when the best quarter-mile times for the wildest street cars money can buy are barely into the 14s. But still, who doesn't want an '81 Aston Martin Volante or BMW M1?
The Esprit's handling was always leading man material, but its engine was little more than a walk-on extra. Today, Nice Price or Crack Pipe has an S2 that's had a cast change, and it says the SHO must go on.
Any cinephile petrolhead worth his salt will tell you underwater motoring requires the possession of a Lotus Esprit. But in the real world? As you see above, and in the epic video below, choose the Acura NSX.