Report: Lotus Esprit very close to entering production

Word on the street is that work on the Lotus Esprit is almost finished with the official final sign off just weeks away. According to a report by AutoCar, the new Lotus Esprit flagship close to a production reality and will use a 5.0 liter twin-turbo V8 with an F1-style KERS system. The engine will be mated to 7-speed paddle-shift transmission.

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Output will come in around 650-hp and the price is expected to come in similar to the Porsche 911.

When will all this happen? No one has a clue – all we know it’s just close.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoCar