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Lotus Esprit Turbo SE

(1989 model)

Brief specs of 1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2174 cm3 / 132.7 cu in / 132.7 cu in, 196.9 kW / 264.0 hp / 264.0 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 353.0 N·m / 260.4 lb·ft / 260.4 lb·ft @ 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 256 km/h / 159 mph / 159 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from1989
ModelEsprit Turbo SEIssued until
SerieEspritNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLotusCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4510 l / 159.27 cu ft / 159.27 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4331 mm / 170.5 in / 170.5 inTotal (curb) weight1329 kg / 2930 lb / 2930 lb
Width1859 mm / 73.2 in / 73.2 inDry weight
Height1151 mm / 45.3 in / 45.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2458 mm / 96.8 in / 96.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1554 mm / 61.2 in / 61.2 inWeight distribution (front)42.0 % / 42.0 % / 42.0 %
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity31 l / 6.8 UK gal / 8.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.36Frontal area (A)1.82 m2 / 19.6 sq ft / 19.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.65 m2 / 7.0 sq ft / 7.0 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.3 kW / 21.8 hp / 21.8 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeLotus 910 S charge cooledTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerLotusValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore95.3 mm / 3.75 in / 3.75 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.25
Fuel supplyDelco GMP-4 fuel inj.Engine displacement2174 cm3 / 132.7 cu in / 132.7 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity543.50 cm3/cylinder / 33.166 cu in/cylinder / 33.166 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power196.9 kW / 264.0 hp / 264.0 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque353.0 N·m / 260.4 lb·ft / 260.4 lb·ft at 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)107.1 kW / 143.6 hp / 143.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output90.6 kW/l / 1.990 bhp/cu in / 1.990 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque162.4 N·m/l / 1.42 lb·ft/cu in / 1.42 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.82
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.88

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)3.80 s / 3.80 s / 3.80 sTop (maximal) speed256 km/h / 159 mph / 159 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)4.90 s / 4.90 s / 4.90 sPower-to-weight ratio198.7 kW/ton / 150.5 bhp/ton / 150.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)13.00 s / 13.00 s / 13.00 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationmiddleEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
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 frontWheels rear
Tyres front245/50-R16Tyres rear245/50-R16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lotus Esprit Turbo SE

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