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

Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Supercar
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Coupe
Layout Mid Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Number Built 367 
Engine
Type Conventional
Details Turbo 4 cyl
Capacity
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 
Compression  
Bore x Stroke
 
Fuel Cons
 
Emissions  
Performance
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  
Dimensions
Length
172.0 in 
Width
74.0 in 
Height
45.3 in 
Weight
2952 lbs 
Wheels (F/R)
 
Tyres (F/R)
 
Fuel Capacity
 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £15000 - £25000
 
Profile

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.


Ratings
 
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

Rivals
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Honda NSX

(1991 - 2005)


Porsche 993 Carrera

(1994 - 1997)


Venturi Atlantique 300

(1996 - 2000)
 

Variants
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Esprit S4

(264 bhp)


Esprit S4S

(285 bhp)


Esprit Sport 300

(302 bhp)
 

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