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Offline andecorp

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Then it's an XK180R for me.... a road registerable racer... thats the POINT Mr Chapman  :thumbsup:

Lotus, for me, has got to be extreme to be appealing. Otherwise the reputation has simply got too much stick, unfairly I know... but thats the way I hear it.

Only 20 built, all sold in the US (LHD). They needed to build them to homologate for the US racing series that they were dominating. Supposedly out of the 20 when new, 12 were sold to Microsoft execs.
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I forgot to mention, the last 15 Final Edition V8's built in 2004 are really special too. They are the ultimate V8s. One is here in Aust as a private import. For sale at the moment. I'd buy it in an instant if I really didn't hate the colour scheme of this particular one.

Where is it advertised???



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BTW, it's supposed to be X180R, not XK - I'm tired.
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Where is it advertised???

it's not. I know the owner and he is selling. Wants $170k for it. Pacific Blue (bleh) with black/blue interior.
I want one of the 3 Chrome Orange with magnolia/orange piping interior :D
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Where is it advertised???

Hehe if it were advertised publicly don't you think it'd be listed here? :p



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X180R:

"Some background... The X180R is a special project of Doc Bundy. Only 20 were built and are "replicas" of the winning World Challenge cars of the 1990 season. These cars began life on the standard production line but somewhere along the way they got lost and ended up in Lotus Engineering. There the cars were completely torn down and rebuilt getting revised suspension with 40% stiffer springs up front and 13% stiffer in the rear and re-valved shocks. The front wishbones have been made stronger and allow for adjustment for camber and caster, the anti-sway bar is stock, but mounted in solid bushings. With car lowered the steering rack is raised to modify the bump steer curve. The rear suspension uses an adjustable upper link for camber change, re-valved shocks, stiffer bushings and anti-sway bar. Brakes are replaced with the big AP four piston Lotus Omega/Carlton brakes with ventilated discs and using Ferodo 3432 pads (Doc claims the car is capable of pulling 1.3 G under braking and will spin the tires on the wheels!). Wheels are wider and bigger 16" Revolution wheels, mounted with wider Goodyear Gatorback tires, the standard spare tire is missing and replaced with two cans of 'Flat Fix'. The stout roll cage bolts in and is tied to both the front and rear shock towers, strengthening and stiffening the chassis. The engine is balanced, blueprinted and ported, with a baffled sump. The turbocharger has a stronger housing. The transaxle has a stronger housing with double pinned selector forks, hardened gears, and limited slip differential. The rear wing is relocated rearward and raised 1". The interior is charcoal cloth with tight hip hugging racing seats. The mild mannered Esprit becomes a street legal racer!"

"The Esprit X180R was built by Lotus to commemorate the success of Lotus racing in the 1990 SCCA Escort World Challenge series. Only 20 were built. Price US$$124,000 (1990)"
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Offline dkabab

always loved esprits, but when i sat in simons4's it took me a good 2 mins to get in and longer to get out...  :(



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always loved esprits, but when i sat in simons4's it took me a good 2 mins to get in and longer to get out...  :(

Geez - forget Elise or Exige or anything Lamborghini with a roof!



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Geez - forget Elise or Exige or anything Lamborghini with a roof!

i was carrying a bit of 'winter weight' which didnt help mobility.... but 6"2 cant really be fixed..... easily



Offline andecorp

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These are such underrated cars.

This is a standard V8 with NOS. You get an idea how quick these cars move:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hgm8tTnS-c

This is one of my fav vids. Esprit v Cosworth drag:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuG2MrAiXcQ&feature=related
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