1997 Lotus Esprit

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Rank: #6

Class: Lotus

0-60 Time: 4.4 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 #6 in this class is the 1997 Lotus Esprit, which races 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds. Sports cars with this rate of acceleration are generally classified as Fast Cars.

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

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 1997 Lotus Esprit vs. 2005 Lotus Elise, you would WIN by 0.2 seconds!

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 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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