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Hi all.

I was on my way home from work and half way between Brandon Suffolk and Mundford Norfolk. [And yes passport ok.]

There was a black Esprit on the side of the road with hazard flashers going. So i stopped to see if i could help with parts as i only live down the road. Only problem was it was fitted with an ford cosworth turbo so i could not help with parts, Then tow truck arrived so i came home.

It looked like an interesting conversion.

By the way i have a 1978 Elite 504


All the best Clive

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Having owned both a Sierra Cosworth and an Esprit I can tell you that the 910 Lotus engine is by far the smoother if the two! It's a better engine overall in my opinion, all you could say about the Cossie lump is it has cheaper parts and greater tuning potential perhaps?

I did love the cossies I had, the engine was endearingly raucous and thrashy (if there is such a thing) but the 910 feels light years ahead in terms of refinement and turbo lag.

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The Esprit on the driftwork site is the one because it also had the bulge at the front and it looked only a little better in the engine bay.


Thanks Clive

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