Articles tagged Esprit

Page 99 of April 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, April 1979

Wrong Borough

Colin Chapman built his first car in Hornsey, not Hackney, as I stated incorrectly in my road test of the Lotus Esprit S2 last month. - C. R.

Page 71 of March 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, March 1979

Road test

The Lotus Esprit S2 Fast, fun and frenzied Since Colin Chapman first put spanner to nut in Hackney there have been few road cars available at any particular period in time to rival the Lotus for sheer exhilaration behind the wheel. The maestro's touch has inbred a unique agility of handling and performance in every road-going chassis. There have been inferior models, like the Renault-engined...

Page 75 of August 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, August 1984


A recent competition held over a standard kilometre at North Weald aerodrome, may settle some arguments as to which is the world's fastest current production car. The final order was: 3.3 Porsche 911 Turbo, Lamborghini Countach LP500S, Aston Martin Vantage and Lotus Esprit Turbo. A Ferrari Boxer BBi was not entered as production has ceased. ***

Page 26 of December 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, December 1987


Motorfair, the biannual Earls Court alternative to Britain's Birmingham international Motor Show, continues to expand and attract more customers. Amongst this year's innovations were a separate working weekday set aside for motorsport people and exhibits, plus a parking space for the Bugatti Royale on its multi-million "hyperway" to the auction chambers. The attendance figures tell the story of...

Page 106 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 106, September 2014

Lunch with... Perry McCarthy

Formula Ford champion, F3 front-runner, Grand Prix non-qualifier, pioneering Stig, works Audi driver and perennial optimist... Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell The road to Formula 1 is steep and stony. For every rookie who takes his place on a Grand Prix grid there’s a long queue of hopefuls who never get there. Among the ones who come closest, talent – pure talent – may not be...

Page 60 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, September 2014

Road car news

New division at Jaguar D-type homage spearheads specials department | by Andrew Frankel Jaguar has announced its own in-house ‘Special Vehicle Operations’ unit and confirmed its first product, a 250 limited-run homage to the D-type, as its opening bid. The new car is based on the F-type roadster and is called Project 7 in honour of Jaguar’s current tally of seven wins at Le Mans. But while...

Page 60 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, July 2014

Road cars

Maserati targets 911Alfieri to go head to head with Porsche talisman | by Andrew Frankel Maserati boss Harald Wester has confirmed than its stunning Alfieri concept, revealed at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, will be put into production as a direct rival for the Porsche 911. The two-plus-two coupé will go on sale in 2016, powered by a range of V6 twin-turbo engines. Like the 911, it will be...

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Lotus plans sports car return

Lotus is gearing up to return to the international sports car arena after an absence of more than a decade with a GT contender based on its Evora design and an LMP2 project. The British sports car marque’s new motor sport boss, Claudio Berro, has revealed that the new Evora Cup GT4 unveiled in August is likely to become the basis of a car that could run in the new GT Endurance class under Le...

Page 41 of March 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, March 1980

All in a year's work

In which the Deputy Editor reviews his 1979 motoring activities  It doesn't feel as if a year has passed since I last wrote this annual review, and looking back through my diary for this flash of time I wonder how I have managed to fit in the long list of cars driven, the countries and events visited, the production of 12 issues of this magazine and a semblance of relatively normal life as well....

Page 59 of September 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, September 2002

The right track?

The right track? HENRI TOIVONEN CHARMING, FUN, AND SOARING star of the rally world. Youngest-ever winner of the RAC, unafraid of the brutal Delta S4, he was a future world champion until Lancia's outlandish Gp B pacesetter claimed his life, and his co-driver's, in 1986. The loss of this popular, personable man scrapped Gp B overnight. Henri would not have mourned it. For that wasn't where he had...



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