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With the Sport 300 just popping up for sale I did some googling and found this recent article comparing the 300 to the 350.

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First among equals
Text: Adam Towler / Photos: Alisdair Cusick - March 2010

During its twilight years, Lotus brewed up the two ultimate Esprits, both wearing the Sport badge. We take the 300 and 350 to Hethel to find out which was best


The Sport 300s were done by a handful of people. It was all very hands-on: no Excel spreadsheets or project briefings
Dark, brooding clouds scud across the Norfolk skyline as a consistent deluge soaks Lotus HQ. Frustrating for our photographer, yes, but somehow an appropriately moody vista for the pair of angry Esprits we’ve brought with us. These rare, circuit-honed wedges – a black Sport 300, based on the 2.2-litre Turbo SE, and a silver V8 Sport 350 – were, in their time, the battle-hardened riposte from Hethel to the armada of Porsche 911s then dominating track days. But whatever their shared ethos, as we shall see, their gestations and characters were and are quite different.

First the Sport 300, and to unravel its story is to dissect the very essence of a small British engineering project. There was no time. There was no money. Just a small band of trusty employees, prepared to go above and beyond the call of duty, their efforts creating something sensational.

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Rest of the article here: http://www.classicandperformancecar.com/features/octane_features/249580/lotus_esprit_sport_300_vs_sport_350.html




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