Andy Betts' 1988
Andy Betts from Beckenham, Kent, UK owns a 1988 NA in Black, with a Black interior.
Esprit NA Year: 1988 Colour: Black Interior: Black Driving Style: Should be on the track Miles per year: 8,000 - 10,000 Owned Since: September 2001 Purchase from: Private Serviced at: Lyte & Wakefield / Esprit Engineering Other Cars: SLK 230 Kompressor, BMW X5 V8-4.4i Sport Previous Lotus': None Why an Esprit: Silly question, you mean they make other cars! Upgrades: Aftermarket Alloys - Kahn RS-R - 265/35/18 rear and 235/35/17 on the front. K&N Air Filter. EBC Green Stuff pads. Kenwood Mask head unit and 500W amp. Tweeters in door ashtrays and 6x9 behind seats. Snooper 6rs-neo GPS Radar/Laser detector. Improved flow exhaust system Problems: Biggest problem - Lacquer separated resulting in entire respray, Gearbox translator bearings and rose/crown joints all replaced, Replaced all 4 headlamps, OSR brake calliper replaced, Downpipe welded due to split at join, Both indicator repeaters replaced, Otter switch replaced, Throttle jack repaired, Steering wheel replaced (with original 2-spoke again, gotta love it!), Stainless steel braided clutch hose, Wheel centre trims (bloody kids!), Esprit logo's on quarterlights replaced, Roof lining and head lining (planned) Info: December 1987 Steven's X180, registered in Jan 1988. Car No: 0064 off production line.
As I may have told you I had a new exhaust made by Mick at Torque Techniques in Salisbury (01722-744747) and by all accounts it's the t*ts. The quality of the welding is excellent, the power increase is very substantial, the sound is to behold and it makes girls go weak at the knee's (and flames and sets off car alarms and scares children!!!) It's stuffed with fibreglass matting with a wire-wool type core which allows for a much free-er flow hence the power increase and sound.
This guy also made B33 ENN's exhaust for his V8 which is generally held in very high revere...