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#969135 - 27th Jun 2005 11:24am Superdavelotus : Lotus Esprit V8 GT twin turbo *****
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Sold my Esprit S4s last week (still on my drive). I've bought a Lotus Esprit V8 GT twin turbo. It's a V reg in titatium with only 27K on the clock. It's had over £10K of engine rebuild which was an issue with the V8 including a new block and crank. This was done at 21K.
The colour isn't as bright as the last two cars I've had. A bit more stubtle.
The last car was a 2.2 single turbo. This one's a 3.5 V8 twin turbo. Power was restricted to 350BHP due to the Renault gearbox it uses.
I have plenty of mods to do on this car. I'll take my time as I have to keep this car for a few years. Last night I fitted clear side and front indicators, programmable wiper relay, relay to light up all 4 headlights on main beam and brighter bulbs.
I've only got one picture at the mo


It's got a different interior to the last car. It's also got a higher rear spoiler which has a built in stop light.
V8's also have twin exhausts. I will be taking the back box off and replacing with straight through pipes though not 100% sure yet. I've found a receipt with the car for over £500 for a sports exhaust so may keep it on.
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#969136 - 27th Jun 2005 11:26am Re: Superdavelotus : Lotus Esprit V8 GT twin turbo
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Oh thats v nice Dave!
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#969137 - 27th Jun 2005 11:26am Re: Superdavelotus : Lotus Esprit V8 GT twin turbo
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Just bought these off Ebay last week. They are alloy button covers.
I think the buttons are Peugeot ones though not sure.
Only cost me £21 for 7 button covers in satin finish

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#969138 - 27th Jun 2005 11:37am Re: Superdavelotus : Lotus Esprit V8 GT twin turbo
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These are the clear indicators I fitted last night

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#969139 - 27th Jun 2005 11:39am Re: Superdavelotus : Lotus Esprit V8 GT twin turbo
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Nice car matey smile

Cant wait to hear that V8 when you get the exhaust fitted smile
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#969140 - 27th Jun 2005 11:53am Re: Superdavelotus : Lotus Esprit V8 GT twin turbo
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Sweet Dave lovin it.

Wow wonder how much more BHP that has on a Rolling Road....

You could end up with first and second place.

Like it dave
keep us up dated. smile
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#969141 - 27th Jun 2005 11:57am Re: Superdavelotus : Lotus Esprit V8 GT twin turbo
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very nice, don't u think twin turbo is a bit greedy, can i have one tease
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#969142 - 27th Jun 2005 12:19pm Re: Superdavelotus : Lotus Esprit V8 GT twin turbo
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Stuy,

It sound nice at the mo. I'll have to do a before and after sound off. It now sounds like the car should have done. My last one always sounded a bit tinny!

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Nice car matey smile

Cant wait to hear that V8 when you get the exhaust fitted smile
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#969143 - 27th Jun 2005 12:26pm Re: Superdavelotus : Lotus Esprit V8 GT twin turbo
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the're only small T25 turbos so not that greedy!
Will plan to put bigger ones on but this car doesn't have an intercooler or chargecooler like my last one. This will lose boot space.


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very nice, don't u think twin turbo is a bit greedy, can i have one tease
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#969144 - 27th Jun 2005 12:36pm Re: Superdavelotus : Lotus Esprit V8 GT twin turbo
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Iam looking at lighting up the engine bay through the oval vents. Got a tip off from a frien that you can buy Cathodes instead of neons for £5 for a pair on Ebay. Ebay Link


Problem is I need red, so I'll have a look and wait until they pop up. Only down side is that they aren't water resistance. Good side is that they drawn very little current.
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#969145 - 27th Jun 2005 12:42pm Re: Superdavelotus : Lotus Esprit V8 GT twin turbo
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Oh, forgot to mention the red leather seats. Pimp my ride!!!

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#969146 - 27th Jun 2005 2:21pm Re: Superdavelotus : Lotus Esprit V8 GT twin turbo
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sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet, love it man, V8 power all the way.
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#969147 - 27th Jun 2005 2:44pm Re: Superdavelotus : Lotus Esprit V8 GT twin turbo
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Thanks for the kind words
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#969148 - 27th Jun 2005 5:28pm Re: Superdavelotus : Lotus Esprit V8 GT twin turbo
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Lovely car Dave smile

Might have some red cathodes in the garage somewere, if i find them then your welcome to them cool

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#969149 - 27th Jun 2005 5:30pm Re: Superdavelotus : Lotus Esprit V8 GT twin turbo
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That's great! Let me know when you find them. thanks,
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