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LOOK AT THEM. See how alike they are? Same wedge profile, chisel nose and sharp edges, perfect examples of stylist Giorgetto Giugiaro's origami period. The Lotus Esprit's boomerang-shaped instrument pod might float more separately above the sloping dashboard that that of the DeLorean DMC-12, but the vibe is the same, as the centre console and Leylandeque column stalks confirm (note for spotters: the stalks aren't exactly the same, but without the benefit of comparison you'd hardly guess).

The tails are from the same school, too, although the Esprit had lost the Lamborghini Miura-inspired slats by the time this S3 was made. The DeLorean also lost them when it was converted into an eight-seater, nuclear-


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