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Sounds Fantastic!!
 

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nice video, who is the composer?

My only issue with the Esprit 3.5 V8 is that it doesn't make much power considering it is turbocharged. I feel it should have had at least 500 considering the price, pedigree, and fact that it a turbocharged v8.

- the car has mystique none the less.
 

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My only issue with the Esprit 3.5 V8 is that it doesn't make much power considering it is turbocharged. I feel it should have had at least 500 considering the price, pedigree, and fact that it a turbocharged v8.
You must realize that Lotus set the published HP figure at 350 because Renault would not warrant the transmission for a more powerful car than that. ;)

Reports are that the STOCK engine put out more than 350 HP TO THE REAR WHEELS. :eek: Those with mild mods are seeing about 20% more than that.

Ask GMendosa what the V8 can achieve. :bow: :nanner:
 

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...are there any reasonable aftermarket transmissions which fit the lotus powertrain?..
 

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...are there any reasonable aftermarket transmissions which fit the lotus powertrain?..
If by reasonable you mean on the low side of 20k, I've yet to find one. You could use a Porsche G50, but the later/stronger ones are still kind of far from reasonably priced.

Best bet is one of the aftermarket strengthened gearsets. Fixes most all of the UN1 issues.
 

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Then (with the hopped up cars) there's the driveshafts.......

Nice video, nice car, looks and sounds really good.

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