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Lotus Esprit Sport 300

(1992 model)

Brief specs of 1992 Lotus Esprit Sport 300

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, 223.7 kW / 300.0 hp / 300.0 hp, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from1992
ModelEsprit Sport 300Issued 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)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4331 mm / 170.5 in / 170.5 inTotal (curb) weight1187 kg / 2617 lb / 2617 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 frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

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

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) 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 supplyEngine 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 ratio
SumpMax. output power223.7 kW / 300.0 hp / 300.0 hp at
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)89.5 kW / 120.0 hp / 120.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output102.9 kW/l / 2.261 bhp/cu in / 2.261 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio252.7 kW/ton / 191.5 bhp/ton / 191.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel 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 frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lotus Esprit Sport 300

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