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  Lotus Esprit S4S
1995 - 1996
Lotus Esprit S4S
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Lotus Esprit S4S

Metric   Imperial
Class Supercar
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Layout Mid Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Number Built 367 
Type Conventional
Details Turbo 4 cyl
133 in3 
Max Power
285 bhp @6500rpm 
Max Torque
275 lb/ft @rpm 
Power to Weight
216 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
209 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 131 bhp/litre 
Bore x Stroke
Fuel Cons
Top Speed
161 mph 
0 - 30 mph
0 - 60 mph
4.7 sec 
0 - 100 mph
0 - 124 mph
0 - 186 mph
30 - 70 mph
Standing qtr Mile
60 - 0 mph
0 - 100 - 0 mph
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
172.0 in 
74.0 in 
45.3 in 
2952 lbs 
Wheels (F/R)
Tyres (F/R)
Fuel Capacity
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £15000 - £25000

The 1995 Esprit S4S combined the best parts of the comfortable S4 and the rapid Sport 300 to produce a very attractive package. The car was similar in appearance to the S4 but with the split rim OZ alloys and spoiler from the Sport 300. Power fell between the two others at 285bhp with a short overboost facility to 300bhp.

The S4S was widely acclaimed for it's performance and especially it's handling. Steering was positive and direct giving the S4S exceptional cornering ability. The S4S was in production for just 2 years before the 1996 launch of the awesome Esprit V8.

Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
69% 66% 10% 14
Ranks 416 of 771 Ranks 499 of 771 Ranks 126 of 771 Ranks 112 of 771

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(1991 - 2005)

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(1994 - 1997)

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(1996 - 2000)

Compare variants

Esprit S4

(264 bhp)

Esprit S4S

(285 bhp)

Esprit Sport 300

(302 bhp)

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