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1993 - 1996
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Lotus Esprit S4 review, specs, stats, comparison, rivals, data, details, photos and information on SupercarWorld.com

Specs
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Supercar
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Coupe
Layout Mid Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Number Built 625 
Engine
Type Conventional
Details Turbo 4 cyl
Capacity
133 in3 
Max Power
264 bhp @6500rpm 
Max Torque
261 lb/ft @3900rpm 
Power to Weight
200 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
198 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 121 bhp/litre 
Compression 8.0:1 
Bore x Stroke
3.75 X 3.00 in 
Fuel Cons
16 mpg 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
160 mph 
0 - 30 mph
 
0 - 60 mph
4.8 sec 
0 - 100 mph
12.5 sec 
0 - 124 mph
 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
4.7 sec 
Standing qtr Mile
 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
172.0 in 
Width
74.0 in 
Height
45.3 in 
Weight
2952 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 7 X 17
8.5 X 17 
Tyres (F/R) 215/40 ZR17
245/45 ZR17 
Fuel Capacity
16 gal 
Pricing (2017)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £15000 - £20000
 
Profile

With power steering, ABS as standard and an updated roomier cabin, the S4 was the first Esprit that could really be considered an everyday car.

Performance was on a par with the outgoing SE (60 in under 5 seconds and up to 280bhp from only 2.2 litres) but the styling had been updated for the 90s with a sleeker front spoiler, aerodynamic rear wing and new 17 inch OZ alloys. Handling was, as ever, exceptional but the downside was a jarring ride on all but the smoothest of surfaces.

With used prices of under 20,000, the S4 makes a fantastic second hand buy, if you can stomach the eye-watering reliability issues.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
69% 66% 12% 15
Ranks 423 of 788 Ranks 511 of 788 Ranks 104 of 788 Ranks 102 of 788

Rivals
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Ferrari 348

(1990 - 1994)


Honda NSX

(1991 - 2005)


Marcos LM500

(1994 - 2001)
 


Renault Alpine GTA Turbo

(1986 - 1994)


Porsche 911 Carrera (964)

(1989 - 1994)

Variants
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Esprit S4

(264 bhp)


Esprit S4S

(285 bhp)


Esprit Sport 300

(302 bhp)
 

Lineage
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Turbo Esprit

(1980 - 1987)
  

Esprit S4

(1993 - 1996)
  

Esprit V8

(1996 - 2003)

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