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Lotus Turbo Esprit VS Ferrari 308 GTBI QV


WayneB

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Was sorting through some of my old car magazines the other day, and I managed to find some some Esprit articles and adverts which Im going to post on here.

The first is this 1983 Road and Track article on the Turbo Esprit , comparing it to the Ferrari 308 QV.

Both cars were driven by Dan Gurney.

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That article is in the Brooklands Book of Road Tests for the Esprit.

My mate Paul Dewey with Essex No.17 was in Classic and Sportscar years ago and had a 308 QV to test - He was seriously disappointed with the 308 performance and especially the build quality. The Esprit outpaced and outhandled it easily....

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Great article, Wayne.

Interesting that they praise the Esprit for comfort and ergonomics, both of which the British magazines mark it down for.

Didn't they change the seats slightly for the US market? i.e. a little 'wider' (no offence?!! :D )

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