Launched in 1975 at the Paris Auto Show, the Lotus Esprit series 1 went into production in June 1976, replacing the Europa model. The Lotus Esprit S1 was powered by a the same 4-cylinder Lotus 907 engine previously fitted on the Jensen Healey, with a capacity of 2.0 liters and an output of 160 hponly 140 hp for the US models. The unit was linked to the same 5-speed manual gearbox previously used on the Maserati Merak. 0 to 60 mph acceleration was recorded below 7 seconds and Lotus claimed a top speed of 138 mph. The Esprit featured a steel backbone chassis and a fiberglass body. Thanks to its low weight and famous cornering, steering and handling abilities, the 1976 Lotus Esprit was a very enjoyable sports car.
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