Rory's 1993.5 Lotus Esprit

Originally purchased from the local Vancouver Lotus dealer in May 1994.  This is my 4th Lotus I have owned.  Click these links to see my first three; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. This 1993.5 Esprit was manufactured in May 1993 as a North American only 1993.5 Model which is a cross between the 1992 SE and European 1993 S4 Model.  This is one of only five cars which came to Canada and the only Black on Raven 1993.5 Esprit sold in Canada for 1993 as stated by Lotus in the Vehicle Certificate of Provenance below.  The car now has about 46,200kms.  Serial Number SCCFC20BXPHF60295.  Email me rorysbrown@hotmail.com if you have any questions or add me to messenger if you want to chat.

Lotus Certificate of Vehicle Provenance

 

Here is the TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION of my car as it is now
Everything in Blue highlights below have been updated within the last 3,000kms.

ENGINE:

 

Cylinders:

Four in line

Capacity:

2174cc Bore/Stroke: 95.3mm x 76.2mm

Max Power:

264bhp/197kW @ 6500rpm (DIN 70020)

Max Torque:

261 lb ft/354Nm @ 3900rpm (DIN 70020)

Max Engine Speed:

7400rpm

Block:

Aluminium alloy, Nikasil coated wet liners.

Head:

Aluminium alloy.

Pistons:

Forged aluminium, chromium plated crowns.

Valve Gear:

Dohc, belt-drive four valves per cylinder Sodium filled exhaust valves.

Compression Ratio:

8.0:1

Turbocharger:

Garrett T3 Turbo with large dual compressor blade .63 with 0.42 Compressor, water-cooled with integral waste gate.  HKS Blow off Valve on intake

Boost Pressure:

0.95bar maximum.

Chargecooler:

Engine mounted intake Chargecooler with independent mechanically driven liquid cooling system. Front mounted Chargecooler heat exchanger.

Fuel System:

Electronic multi-point matched High flow fuel injection incorporating knock sensing and self-diagnosis capability.

Fuel:

Unleaded, 95 RON minimum octane rating.

Ignition:

Electronic distributor less twin-coil.

 

PERFORMANCE

 

Max speed:

165 mph/265km/h

Acceleration

 

0-100 km/h/0-60mph:

5.0/4.7secs

0- 160 km/h/0- 100mph:

11.9secs

Fourth gear

 

80-120 km/h/50-70mph:

3.8secs

110-150 km/h/70-90mph:

4.8secs

Fifth gear

 

110-150 km/h/70-90mph:

6.5secs

140-180 km/h/90-110mph:

7. 1 secs

 

TRANSMISSION:
Type: Five-speed, all-synchromesh manual transaxle.
Clutch:
Hydraulically operated, 234.9mm single plate diaphragm.

Ratios:

Gear

Ratio

km/h/1000rpm

 

5th

0.82:1

37.2

 

4th

1.03:1

29.6

 

3rd

1.38:1

22.0

 

2nd

2.05:1

14.9

 

1st

3.36:1

9.0

Final Drive: 3.889

BODY:
Styled by the Lotus Design studio, the body shell is manufactured by the Vacuum Assisted Resin
Injection process and includes Kevlar reinforcement of the roof structure. Removable fiberglass sunroof.
Front and rear bumpers manufactured from RRIM offering protection against minor impact damage.
A front rubber lip spoiler to protect the underside of the front valance. Aerodynamic rear wing mounted
on tailgate. Engine air intake with
K&N Air Filter located behind the rear right-hand quarter light complemented by further
ducting in the lower body sills for cooling. Warm air exits via cooling slats above engine bay.

CHASSIS:
Galvanized steel backbone, guaranteed against corrosion for eight years.

FRONT SUSPENSION:
Upper and lower wishbones with anti-roll bar.
Lotus Eibach Coil springs co-axial
with telescopic Lotus Bilstein gas pressurized shock absorbers.

REAR SUSPENSION:
Upper and lower transverse links with box section trailing radius arms. Rear Adjustable Camber.
Lotus Eibach Coil
springs co-axial with telescopic pressurized Lotus Bilstein gas shock absorbers
. Aluminium hub camers.

STEERING
Type: Rack-and-pinion with
updated steering arms
Ratio: 15.4:1
Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Turning circle: 10.97 meters (between curbs)

BRAKES
Front: 310 mm diameter slotted and ventilated discs with HiSpec 4 pot Calipers
Rear: 300 mm diameter outboard slotted and ventilated discs with Brembo 1 pot Calipers
Actuation: Dual circuit, power actuated braking system
.

WHEELS AND TIRES
Wheels:
Lotus OZ 5-spoke alloy design, 17" diameter.
Front:           7J x 17ins
Rear:          
8.5J x 17ins
Front tires:
Kumho Ecsta SPT (KU31) 215/40 ZR 17
Rear tires:
Kumho Ecsta SPT (KU31) 245/45 ZR 17
Spare tyre: 175/70 R 14

FUEL SYSTEM
Tanks:
Centrally mounted twin tanks
Capacity: 16.0 gallons/73 liters
Capacity: Twin, electrically-operated fuel filler caps mounted on rear body flanks.

WEIGHT:
Unladen weight: 1320kg

EXHAUST
Stainless steel system incorporating
high flow catalyst,  and acoustic exhaust muffler.

COOLING
Front mounted cooling pack consisting of Chargecooler radiator, air-conditioning condenser
 and main
engine cooling radiator with Silicon engine bay hoses. Two side-mounted oil coolers

ELECTRICAL
Polarity:        Negative earth
Alternator:    
Valeo 90amp
Headlights:  
Four Hella H4 circular 152mm units. Electrically-operated headlamps pods.
Fog lamps:   Two square halogen high intensity units
Battery:         Low maintenance, 340amp cold crank DIN, 620amp cold crank SAE
with Battery Tender
Harness:      'Ristex' thin wall cable.

GOVERNMENT FUEL CONSUMPTION TEST RESULTS:

 

Imp mpg

Metric 1/100 km

URBAN

17.9

15.8

56 mph

36.2

7.8

75 mph

29.9

9.5

Fuel rank capacity:

16.0 gallons (73 liters)

 

Fuel requirement:

95 RON minimum octane

UNLEADED

STANDARD EQUIPMENT:
The standard equipment for the1993.5 Esprit includes:
Three Spoke Lotus Personal steering wheel, tilt/removable fiberglass sunroof,
air conditioning, electric windows, central door locking, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors, front fog lamps.
Full leather interior with carbon fiber look instrument panel.

 

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