1997 Lotus Esprit

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Rank: #6

Class: Fast Cars

0-60 Time: 4.4 seconds

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Ranked at #6, the 1997 Lotus Esprit races 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds. Sports cars that fall within this range of acceleration are categorized as Fast Cars.

It falls behind the #5 ranked 2008 Lotus Exige S 240 by 0.1 seconds and pulls ahead of the #7 ranked 2005 Lotus Elise by 0.2 seconds.

Before getting in the driver's seat of one of these cars and punching the gas, you should know where you stand. In a race from 0-60 mph between 1997 Lotus Esprit vs. 2005 Lotus Elise, you would WIN by 0.2 seconds!

If you are thinking about going head to head with another Lotus, make sure you know your competition. Find out where your car ranks against the top 10 fastest cars from 1997.

Vehicle information

Year: 1997

Make: Lotus

Model: Esprit

Engine: V-8 twin turbo

Horsepower: 350

Torque: 295

Transmission: 5M

Curb Weight: 3045

City MPG: 15

Highway MPG: 22

MSRP: $86,977

Performance statistics


Class: Fast Cars

Rank: #155

Best 0-60 Time: 4.4 seconds

Best ¼ Mile: 13.0 seconds

@ speed: 102.8 mph

Best Top Speed: 178.0 mph

Best Skid Pad: 0.9 G

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