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      02-16-2008, 05:33 PM   #1
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X6 new bi turbo engine will get a new home(Esprit):D!

Just saw this news on ......Upcoming Lotus Esprit is rumoured to get the mighty Bi turbo 4.4 V8 from X6, with boost increased to get 500hp

Source http://www.egmcartech.com/2008/02/16...twin-turbo-v8/
Found http://www.autoblog.com/2008/02/16/2...twin-turbo-v8/

Another website with more info found by fellow member GH32335I.

http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsAr...Esprit/231264/

Found some pics on this website.
These are just rendering's of what a lotus esprit might look like
http://www.lotusespritturbo.com/New_Lotus_Esprit.htm




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      02-16-2008, 05:36 PM   #2
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      02-16-2008, 05:37 PM   #3
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Hmmm....I would like to add, I am really excited about it ...that bi turbo v8 engine with mid engine fitting, light body frame..... this thing can go fast both in straightline and in turns.....I hope it doesn't get any cooling issues

I dont recall but, I read somewhere it was also be priced like or less then a 911 turbo ..So fingers crossed
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      02-17-2008, 01:21 AM   #4
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So unnecessary but so awesome at the same time if it comes true.
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My thought exactly. If the car stays light, under 3000 LB..my god that thing will be able to travel back in time.
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So unnecessary but so awesome at the same time if it comes true.
Un necessary??? Damn you (J/K)

We need cars like these to get back home quickly

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My thought exactly. If the car stays light, under 3000 LB..my god that thing will be able to travel back in time.
Damn right.....looks improbable to fit this engine in a Lotus(it's too tall) but, we can always dream and never say never
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Spy shots of a disguised Lotus prototype wearing an old Esprit body disguise have emerged from a snow-bound cold weather test centre in Sweden. What's more, it seems that this mystery Lotus isn't a mule for the forthcoming 'Eagle' GT, as first thought; it's actually a powertrain development car for the next Esprit.

This mule has given us a clue as to the origins of the engine that's likely to power 2010's hottest British sports car too. DVLA records matching its number plate reveal that it's powered by a 4.4-litre V8. Since Lotus sources have advised Autocar that BMW will probably supply the engine for Hethel's all-new flagship, it's likely that this new Esprit is packing a tuned, 500bhp version of Munich's new 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, as seen in the new X6 crossover SUV.


New Esprit: engine by BMW + handling by Lotus = Hethel's best ever?

BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer has publicly stated that his company wants to sell more engine technology to third parties. On top of the financial gain, BMW will score strong PR points in Britain by providing engines for Lotus.

BMWs newest 4.4-litre twin-turbo will debut in the X6 with 420bhp. By 2010, when we expect the new Esprit to arrive, it will have been used in a number of other BMW models including the X5 and the 7-series. Lotus will probably re-work the engine management and extract a Nissan GT-R- and Porsche 911 Turbo-rivalling power figure in excess of 500bhp.

BMW's old 4.4-litre Valvetronic normally aspirated V8 had been rumoured as an option for a new Esprit, but BMW discontinued it from its own range in 2006.

Now, however, the prospect of new BMW grunt combined with peerless Lotus dynamics seems more viable, and more exciting, than ever.

http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsAr...Esprit/231264/
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That lotus looks hot
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Spy shots of a disguised Lotus prototype wearing an old Esprit body disguise have emerged from a snow-bound cold weather test centre in Sweden. What's more, it seems that this mystery Lotus isn't a mule for the forthcoming 'Eagle' GT, as first thought; it's actually a powertrain development car for the next Esprit.

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+1...Thanks bro....It looks too tempting

Maybe if the GTR's waiting list is too long...Hopefully, I will get this one.....the master to GTR's handling own playtoy

I will add your find on my first post
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Damn right.....looks improbable to fit this engine in a Lotus(it's too tall) but, we can always dream and never say never
Haha yeah speed can be fun and all, but in all seriousness I'd rather have a car that I can actually explore the limits of without dying or going to the track. What do you think makes the e30 m3 the best one of em all? It's definitely not the speed.
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      02-18-2008, 11:19 PM   #11
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Haha yeah speed can be fun and all, but in all seriousness I'd rather have a car that I can actually explore the limits of without dying or going to the track. What do you think makes the e30 m3 the best one of em all? It's definitely not the speed.
Bro, I totally agree with you. E30 is an amazing car for the track for guys like us...By guys like us, I meant 'without experience'. I was just being hyper, I cant afford it yet(above 100k is just out of the question).....

Anyway, the day I can afford it ...I will keep it aside and, take your and many other's advice of starting with e30 m3.....Or maybe at that time, the e46 might be the new whipping boy instead of e30...lol
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new lotus looks like a lambo...
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Nice to see the esprit making a comback,,, havnt seen one since I watched Fatal Attraction a few years ago.

They were the old school TT v8's.
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Nice to see the esprit making a comback,,, havnt seen one since I watched Fatal Attraction a few years ago.

They were the old school TT v8's.
Hmmm....I didnt know, Lotus Espirit was turbocharged....Now i do, confirmed it from herehttp://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z...rit_V8_GT.aspx

The torque was seriously low for a TURBOCHARGED V8 car....(294lb-ft)....Hmm...maybe the technology wasnt there.

Anyway, thanks Silvrevo!
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Good choice for an engine, one of the most advanced turbo engines in the world. Heard also that the new Mclaren super car has a modified S65 V8!!!
from now till 2012 is going to be a time of hype, cant wait for actual info.
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Good choice for an engine, one of the most advanced turbo engines in the world. Heard also that the new Mclaren super car has a modified S65 V8!!!
from now till 2012 is going to be a time of hype, cant wait for actual info.
+1....I totally agree ....cant wait to hear the actual info of all the hype going on.

On a sidenote, I hope the Esprit is well priced(911 turbo price range would do the trick ) but, thats highly unlikely.
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Nice to see the esprit making a comback,,, havnt seen one since I watched Fatal Attraction a few years ago.

They were the old school TT v8's.
I think you may be referring to "Basic Instinct" (there was a black and a white Lotus Esprit in that movie). If so, that was actually a turbo Inline-4. The V8 twin turbo was a later model.
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Good choice for an engine, one of the most advanced turbo engines in the world. Heard also that the new Mclaren super car has a modified S65 V8!!!
from now till 2012 is going to be a time of hype, cant wait for actual info.
s65 is a tt v12
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s65 is a tt v12
S65 is the engine code for the E9x M3 V8, not only a model by Merc.


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