Used Lotus Esprit Coupe 1993 - 2003 review

Category: Sports car

Section: What is it like?

Lotus Esprit Coupe
  • Lotus Esprit Coupe
  • Lotus Esprit Coupe

What's the used Lotus Esprit coupe like?

Okay, so the basic design is 25 years old, but that doesn't matter if the driving experience is this good. A proper member of the supercar pack, the Esprit's got pin-sharp steering and goes in and out of corners with balance and poise. The ride is cracking, too. There's a real suppleness to it that you don't expect from a two-seater coupe that's so close to the road.

Versions in the 1998-2003 bracket were very refined in comparison with early ones, and the rough edges had been smoothed out. Sadly, the engine doesn't make a V8-style noise.