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Finally got done claybaring, polishing, waxing the car after about a month of ownership. I just did little by little as i had time. Found a couple blemish as to be expected with a 13yr old car. No big deal, they arent noticeable at all unless you detail it. I think it looks amazing. Heres some eye candy. The wife finally cleaned her benz up too (which unfortunately meant i had to polish her wheels up what a pain - dont ever get polished aluminum wheels) and I got some friends together for some pics. It's sheer coincidence that the amg brake calipers match and the esprit is #63 but definitely not a bad thing ;)
specs are as follow....
2002 #63 chrome orange esprit - pretty much stock
2010 c63 - weistec stage 2 supercharger/headers/akropovic titanium exhaust, hre wheels, revozport bumper, kw coilovers, quiafe rear diff, matte clear shield on entire car, lots of carbon fibers
2012 Genesis v6 -megan exhaust (friend just bought it, upgraded from a modded honda civic notice the paper plate)
2003 brickyard red - stoptech brakes front and rear, quiafe rear diff, kw coilovers, white line swaybars, apr wing (very functional like 400lbs of downforce at 100 w/ 70lbs of drag). car is mostly used for road courses.

ENJOY!
 

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NICE!
 

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Beautiful Esprit!

I'm curious, do most people realize that it is a Lotus? Or is it like the Elise where many people have no idea what it is.
 

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Beautiful Esprit!

I'm curious, do most people realize that it is a Lotus? Or is it like the Elise where many people have no idea what it is.
90% of the time I get nice Lambo or Ferrari 5% who makes that the other 5% who makes Esprit lol :UK:
 

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Don't you get "Hey that's a nice Kit Car! Who makes Lotus anyway???" :huh:

Haa Haa.

Then they ask if the doors open like scissors...:facepalm


Anyway, looks REAL nice! :cool:
 

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Don't you get "Hey that's a nice Kit Car! Who makes Lotus anyway???" :huh:

Haa Haa.

Then they ask if the doors open like scissors...:facepalm


Anyway, looks REAL nice! :cool:

Awesome car.

The other day I was parked outside a local watering hole...a young woman walked in and went from table to table asking who owned the Lotus (must have read the badge on the back). I was the last one she asked, guess I don't look like someone who would drive a lotus :shrug:.
She said "Wow, that's a cool car, I've always loved those since I saw the movie...where's the flux capacitor?" :facepalm

I have an idiot neighbor that tells everyone it's a kit car...including my kids, apparently he thinks I would lie to my own children.

"Awesome car...is it real?" is probably the most common comment at gas stations.

Not everyone is a skeptic tho, more than once I've had someone pass by, make a quick u-turn, pull up along side at the next light and ask to take a picture. Last weekend I pulled into my driveway, a guy and his son had followed me for a couple of miles. They walked down my driveway and explained that they were on a scavenger-hunt with a local car club. Apparently they needed a picture of their car next to an exotic. I was happy to oblige.
 

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Great car! I'm love orange on my Elise (and I loved Saffron Yellow on my prior Elise), but I think certain cars CLEARLY look best in ONE SPECIFIC COLOR.

For example, GT40 looks best in Gulf livery, a Zonda looks best in black, a Maserati Gran Turismo looks best in pearl white, but...

THE best color on an Esprit is Orange. Just stunning!

Oh, and I like the pics next to the Benz where the calipers pick up the color of your Esprit.
 

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thanks for the kind words guys. I really appreciate it.

I've only had one person know what the car was. An older man - neighbor a few houses down saw me washing it. He had to stop by because he couldnt believe what it was. He congratulated me on the car and my good taste. from what i've found people know what an esprit and lotus is but not that they were made for so long and up to 04'. To further add they have no clue that a v8 tt was put in later on either. I think most that actually know about it think of the old bond submarine not the slightly updated body,wheels and big wing

Having a mkiv supra im used to quite a bit of attention but wow does this car get stares and double takes. It's an amazing privledge owning such an icon.

I figure i'll try to enjoy it as much as i can till the 100* texas summer days hit. I doubt the a/c will be up to it. I've gotten alot more comfortable with the car, It's crazy these didnt come with a limited slip in. I know these tires are old and hard as a rock but take a quick turn and it has no problem lighting one up. Brakes are totally amazing specially considering they probably havent been bled in a few years.

Ill be sure to get more pics and post a video or 2 in the future.
 

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nice merc as well. i wonder how it would look with all the chrome painted black.
 

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Last weekend I pulled into my driveway, a guy and his son had followed me for a couple of miles. They walked down my driveway and explained that they were on a scavenger-hunt with a local car club. Apparently they needed a picture of their car next to an exotic. I was happy to oblige.
HA that's actually pretty cool!

Love the photos thanks for the porn!
 
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