A return of the 4 cylinder esprit? in Esprit Chat Posted November 9, 2009 · Report reply I think the Esprit is VERY likely to get a Lexus / Toyota V8 - previous generation. Longitudinal would make it very interesting I hope not the UZ engine, 4.7 V8 with 230hp in low spec, and 4.3 V8 with 300hp in high tune, Then they'd better get the 4cyl 912 sport 300 engine back. And for the UR engine, 5.7 liter with 381hp and 222kgs on the scale is not really "ad lightnes" I only see the UR-FSE engine as an option, but it's to new to be sold by Toyota. I personally think a Cosworth supplied engine would be nice, Like the Cosworth/Nissan VQ35DE. But honestly, as to achieve some scale(cost)advantage, i put my bet in an upgrade of the current Toyota 6 cylinder.