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Paul C. Yodice's 2001

Paul C. Yodice from Cranston, RI USA owns a 2001 V8 in Mica Yellow, with a Black/Yellow piping interior


Year: 2001
Colour: Mica Yellow
Interior: Black/Yellow Piping
Driving Style: Aggressive
Miles per year: 5,000
Owned Since: October 2004
Purchase from: Premiere Sports Cars, Inc.
Serviced at: Michael's Motorsports/ Lotus Motorsports, N.E.
Other Cars: 1993 Euro-spec BMW 850CSi, 1971 RoadRunner 440 SixPack, JEEP Liberty Renegade, Dodge Durango
Previous Lotus': None
Why an Esprit: Wanted a step up to the world of exotics with the performance of a Supercar for track use as well as "head-turning" effects on the street
Upgrades: None yet. Soon – Red race chip, RAID airbag steering wheel, Chrono Magnesio wheels, Claudius-built twin intercoolers and BOVs, cam covers and plenum powder coated yellow to match the body, Quaiffe LS differential, a RAID Daytona Airbag steering whee, Claudius-built boost gauge, P.U.K. Red Race chipset

Problems: Small coolant leak (source undiagnosed as of yet)
Info: Hooked on driving school events. Love New Hampshire International and Watkins Glen. Don't care too much for Lime Rock Park and am looking forward to Mt. Tremblant next year. really looking forward to putting the Esprit through it's paces at it's limits on those tracks.

Update June 2005
I thought you might be interested in a few new photos of my 2001 Esprit. I have had Micheal Fridmann of Michael's Motorsports in Lexington, Massachusetts install some Claudius-built twin intercoolers and BOVs, had the intercoolers, cam covers and plenum powder coated yellow to match the body, installed a Quaiffe LS differential and installed a RAID Daytona Airbag steering wheel and a Claudius-built boost gauge.. I have also installed a P.U.K. Red Race chipset. I have had the car at a variety of tracks and it kicks a$$.


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