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Lotus
Esprit Turbo SE
(1991)




Basic (general) data

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Marque (make)Image of Lotus Esprit Turbo SE
Lotus
SerieEsprit
Model family
ModelEsprit Turbo SE
Model code
Issued from1991
Issued until
Country of originUK
Number made
Body construction
Body designation

Bodywork

 
Base platform
Bodywork typefixed-head coupé
Bodywork designer
Number of doors2
Number of seats2
Cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Max. cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Passenger space (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]

Dimensions & Weight

 
Wheelbase [mm / in / in]2458 / 96.8 / 96.8
Track front [mm / in / in]1524 / 60.0 / 60.0
Track rear [mm / in / in]1554 / 61.2 / 61.2
Length [mm / in / in]4331 / 170.5 / 170.5
Width [mm / in / in]1859 / 73.2 / 73.2
Height [mm / in / in]1151 / 45.3 / 45.3
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]147 / 5.8 / 5.8
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]1300 / 2866 / 2866
Dry weight [kg / lb / lb]
Load capacity [kg / lb / lb]
Gross (max.) weight [kg / lb / lb]
Towing weight [kg / lb / lb]
Weight distribution (front) [% / % / %]42.0 / 42.0 / 42.0
Fuel capacity [l / UK gal / US gal]73 / 16.1 / 19.3

Aerodynamics

 
Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.33
Frontal area (A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]1.82 / 19.6 / 19.6 (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]0.60 / 6.5 / 6.5 (est.)
Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph) [kW / hp / hp]14.9 / 20.0 / 20.0 (est.)

Engine

 
Engine CodeLotus 910 S charge cooled
Engine ManufacturerLotus
Engine Typestraight (inline)
Engine Type Details
Sump
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)
Total number of cylinders4
Total number of valves16
Valves per cylinder4
Engine Main bearings5
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]95.3 / 3.75 / 3.75
Stroke [mm / in / in]76.2 / 3.00 / 3.00
Bore/Stroke ratio1.25
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]2174 / 132.7 / 132.7
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]543.50 / 33.166 / 33.166
Compression ratio8.0
Fuel supplyDelco GMP-4 fuel inj.
Aspirationturbocharged
Compressor type1 Garrett TB 03 turbocharger
Intercoolerair- water
Catalytic converteryes
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]196.9 / 264.0 / 264.0
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]6500 / 6500 / 6500
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]353.0 / 260.4 / 260.4
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]3900 / 3900 / 3900
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Coolantwater
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]109.0 / 146.1 / 146.1 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]90.6 / 1.990 / 1.990
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]162.4 / 1.42 / 1.42

Transmission

 
Transmission typemanual
Number of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio0.82
Final gear (drive) ratio3.88

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]203.1 / 153.9 / 153.9
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]4.70 / 4.70 / 4.70
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile time [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Standing kilometer time [s / s / s]
Standing kilometer speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Top (maximal) speed [km/h / mph / mph]266 / 165 / 165
Fuel consumption, City (urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Mixed (combined) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Euro [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
CO2 emissions [g/km / g/mi / g/mi]
Range [km / mi / mi]

Chassis

 
Engine locationmiddle
Engine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion
Steering details
Turns lock-to-lock
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Double wishbones, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Suspension rearIndependent, Radius arms,TrL, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7J x 16
Wheels rear8.5J x 16
Tyres front215/50 ZR 16
Tyres rear245/50 ZR 16
Brakes frontventilated disc
Brakes reardisc
Brakes detailsservo-assisted
Brake diameter front [mm / in / in]
Brake diameter rear [mm / in / in]
Braked area [cm2 / sq in / sq in]
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