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For sale – Lotus Esprit V8 project car

This is the car that the 5th Gear programme used in their failed attempt to get the Esprit V8 to 200mph on a budget.

When I aquiring the car, it was exactly as left at the end of the filming. Since then, I have built and installed a brand new Lotus V8 engine with updated internals. The engine has just done 8000 miles since build and only 5000 on the new clutch/flywheel.

The upgrade work has been done properly this time and a lot of time and effort have gone into improving cooling and reliability.

This engine has twin chargecoolers and many very high quality components included. The car is running superbly and has literally just had and oil/filter change and the cambelt tensioning checked.

Spec as follows:

Brand new engine !

Ported and flowed cylinder heads

ARP head studs

Omega forged pistons

Upgraded rod bearings

Hybrid GT2860 compressor turbos

Ported exhaust manifolds

Twin PWR 5×8" chargecoolers

C&R Racing custom main coolant radiator

C&R Racing custom chargecooler radiator – -12AN fittings

Upgraded Mocal oil coolers with additional oil cooler in front compartment (with fan)

Refurbished fuel tanks

GTO upgraded 5-speed with 3.44cwp

Custom AP Racing clutch (for 460lbft)

Brand new flywheel

Running cat bypass, but supplied together with 200cpi metal cats

Lotus Final Edition centre exit muffler

New driveshafts

Lotus Final Edition adjustable Bilstein dampers and Eibach springs

Adjustable upper and lower links

Rollcenter integral rollcage

Corbeau seats and Luke harnesses

Esprit S350 carbon interior (binnacle, centre console and gear surround)

Carbon fibre rear deck

New windscreen

Additional gauges/monitoring:

Wideband lambda

EGR temp

Oil pressure and temp


New AP Racing front brake discs/pads

New rear brakes disc/pads

New AWI monoblocs in Satin Black – by Lepsons Swindon

Cosmetically, the car still carries the scars from the project and is not perfect.

Car is currently located in Holland.

Extensive spares available seperately.

Happy to answer any questions.

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