1986 Lotus Turbo Esprit

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Rank: #17

Class: Lotus

0-60 Time: 5.6 seconds

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The top 10 fastest cars from Lotus are ranked from fastest to slowest based on their 0-60 times. We crunched the numbers from the best estimates of several premier resources, including Motor Trend, Road & Track, Car & Driver and more.

Pulling up at #17 in this class is the 1986 Lotus Turbo Esprit, which races 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds. Sports cars with this rate of acceleration are generally classified as Fast Cars.

It lags behind the #16 ranked 1987 Lotus Elan Autocrosser by 0.3 seconds and darts ahead of the #18 ranked 1999 Lotus Elise by just hundredths of a second.

Whether you are behind the wheel of one of these cars or happen to spot one in the next lane over, think twice before you step on the gas pedal. In a race from 0-60 mph between 1986 Lotus Turbo Esprit vs. 1999 Lotus Elise, you would WIN by just hundredths of a second!

If you happen to roll up next to another Lotus, be sure you know what you're up against. Find out where your car stands among the top 10 fastest cars from 1986.

Vehicle information

Year: 1986

Make: Lotus

Model: Turbo Esprit

Engine: I-4

Horsepower: 215

Torque: 192

Transmission: 5M

Curb Weight: 2750

City MPG:

Highway MPG: 15.5

MSRP: $55,142

Performance statistics


Class: Fast Cars

Rank: #566

Best 0-60 Time: 5.6 seconds

Best ¼ Mile: 14.3 seconds

@ speed: 99.0 mph

Best Top Speed: 0.0 mph

Best Skid Pad: 0.8 G

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