0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline AshSimmonds

  • Geekitecht

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Drives: GF's shitbox :(
  • Location: Adelayed
  • Name: Humble Narrator
  • www: AshSimmonds.com
With the Sport 300 just popping up for sale I did some googling and found this recent article comparing the 300 to the 350.

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.


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

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
Lotus Esprit Sport 350

Started by flamestone « 1 2 ... 28 29 » Lotus

287 Replies
Last post Wed, 17 May, 2017 - 21:28
by Aircon
15 Replies
Last post Mon, 13 Jul, 2009 - 08:53
by mondi
1 Replies
Last post Sat, 19 Sep, 2009 - 18:45
by flamestone
12 Replies
Last post Fri, 15 Jul, 2011 - 14:14
by andecorp
7 Replies
Last post Sun, 14 Aug, 2016 - 12:22
by dkabab

Latest Discussions

[ Gadgets and Technology ] Forget about Lily, this is cooler looney Today at 14:24
[ Porsche ] 991.2 GTS Announced NBTBRV8 Today at 13:39
[ Lamborghini ] Huracan Performante TJB Today at 12:22
[ Cars ] HEARING AIDS 360c Today at 12:19
[ Cars ] Spotted thread shack Today at 09:35
[ Off Topic ] The SA BS thread amgsl55 Today at 09:08
[ Off Topic ] Sydney restaurant recommendations cel Yesterday at 22:45
[ Cars ] Maserati Gransport Keys dodger Yesterday at 19:06
[ BMW M Power ] BMW 8 Series Concept JPG Yesterday at 18:33
[ Maserati Videos ] Maserati Granturismo used as BAIT Car! Paulstar Yesterday at 14:49