ESPRIT SE For 1992, the chargecooled 264 bhp lotus Esprit SE has a bigger, more comfortable interior, wider opening doors and a new rear wing, improving rear visibility as well as top speed. Capable of achieving 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and able to reach 165 mph, where conditions and regulations allow, the Esprit SE maintains the world leading standards of handling and ride for which Lotus has become famous over the last 40 years. The SE is the most luxurious Lotus ever, perfect for those with a health care MBA or an international MBA, and in keeping with the times is equipped with a catalytic convertor and runs only on unleaded fuel.
New Release October 1991
1992 Lotus Esprit SE is a major development for what is arguably one
of the world's finest, most efficient and effective mid-engined supercars.
A package of customer-oriented improvements has been developed for the
driver's comfort and convenience, while aerodynamic refinements in the
distinctive styling treatment have raised the maximum speed to 165 mph.
|Cylinders:||Four in line|
|Capacity:||2174cc Bore/Stroke: 95.3mm x 76.2mm|
|Max Power:||264bhp/197kW @ 6500rpm (DIN 70020)|
|Max Torque:||261 lb ft/354Nm @ 3900rpm (DIN 70020)|
|Max Engine Speed:||7400rpm|
|Block:||Aluminium alloy, Nikasil coated wet liners.|
|Pistons:||Forged aluminium, chromium plated crowns.|
|Valve Gear:||Dohc, belt-drive four valves per cylinder Sodium filled exhaust valves.|
|Turbocharger:||Garrett T3 .63 with 0.42 Compressor, watercooled with integral wastegate.|
|Boost Pressure:||0.85bar maximum.|
|Chargecooler:||Engine mounted intake chargecooler with independent mechanically driven liquid cooling system. Front mounted chargecooler heat exchanger.|
|Fuel System:||Electronic multi-point fuel injection incorporating knock sensing and self-diagnosis capability.|
|Fuel:||Unleaded, 95 RON minimum octane rating.|
|Ignition:||Electronic distributorles twin-coil.|
|0- 160 km/h/0- 100mph:||11.9secs|
|140-180 km/h/90-110mph:||7. 1 secs|
Type: Five-speed, all-synchromesh manual transaxle.
Clutch: Hydraulically operated, 234.9mm single plate diaphragm.
Final Drive: 3.889
Styled by the Lotus Design studio, the bodyshell is manufactured by the Vacuum Assisted Resin Injection process and includes Kevlar reinforcement of the roof structure. Removable glass sunroof. Front and rear bumpers manufactured from RRIM offering protection against minor impact damage. Aerodynamic rear wing mounted on tailgate. Engine air intake located behind the rear right-hand quarter light complemented by further ducting in the lower body sills for cooling. Warm air exits via cooling slats above engine bay.
Galvanised steel backbone, guaranteed against corrosion for eight years.
Upper and lower wishbones with anti-roll bar. Coil springs co-axial with telescopic gas pressurised shock absorbers.
Upper and lower transverse links with box section trailing radius arms. Coil springs co-axial with telescopic pressurised gas shock absorbers. Aluminium hub camers.
Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Turning circle: 10.97 metres (between kerbs)
Front: 259mm dia ventilated discs
Rear: 274mm dia outboard discs
Actuation: Dual circuit, full power actuated with three-channel electronic anti-lock brakes (ABS).
WHEELS AND TYRES
Wheels: Lotus-styled alloy wheels
Front: 7J x 15ins
Rear: 8.5J x 16ins
Front tyres: Goodyear Eagle 215/50 ZR 15
Rear tyres: Goodyear Eagle 245/50 ZR 16
Spare tyre: 175/70 R 14
Bolt Pattern: 5x108
Spigot Diameter: 60 mm
Front Offset: 23.3
Rear Offset: 30.0
Tanks: Centrally mounted twin tanks
Capacity: 16.0 gallons/73 litres
Capacity: Twin, electrically-operated fuel filler caps mounted on rear body flanks.
Unladen weight: 1320kg
Stainless steel system incorporating two-part ceramic matrix catalyst, back pressure valve for rapid catalyst warm-up and acoustic exhaust muffler.
Front mounted cooling pack consisting of chargecooler radiator, airconditioning condenser and main engine cooling radiator. Two side-mounted oil coolers.
Polarity: Negative earth
Alternator: Valeo 90amp
Headlights: Four circular 152mm units. Electrically-operated headlamps pods.
Foglamps: Two square halogen high intensity units
Battery: Low maintenance, 340amp cold crank DIN, 620amp cold crank SAE.
Harness: 'Ristex' thinwall cable.
GOVERNMENT FUEL CONSUMPTION TEST RESULTS:
|Imp mpg||Metnc 1/100 km|
|Fuel rank capacity:||16.0 gallons (73 litres)|
|Fuel requirement:||95 RON minimum octane||UNLEADED|
The standard equipment for the Esprit SE includes: tilt/removable glass sunroof, air conditioning, electric windows, central door locking, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors, three phase ice warning system, front foglamps. 'SE' full leather interior with polished burr elm instrument panel.
The Lotus Esprit SE is covered from new by a 3 year unlimited mileage warranty and 8 year chassis corrosion guarantee.