Key facts

1991 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4331 mm
How heavy?
1300 kg
What size engine?
2.2 litre, 2174 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
268 PS / 264 bhp / 197 kW @ 6500 rpm
How much torque?
353 Nm / 260 ft.lb / 36 kgm @ 3900 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 4.70 s
How fast?
266 km/h, 165 mph
How economical?
7.8/9.5/15.8 l/100km 90km/h / 120km/h / urban

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1991 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE technical specifications

Introduction

The Lotus Esprit Turbo SE is a coupé with 2 doors and a mid mounted engine which transmits its power through the rear wheels.
The 2.2 litre engine is a turbocharged, double overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder unit that develops 264 bhp (268 PS/197 kW) of power at 6500 rpm, and maximum torque of 353 N·m (260 lb·ft/36 kgm) at 3900 rpm.
The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox.
Stated kerb weight is 1300 kg.
Maximum speed claimed is 266 km/h (165 mph), official fuel consumption is 7.8/9.5/15.8 l/100km 90km/h / 120km/h / urban.
1991 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE data
1991 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2458 96.8
Track/tread (front) 1524 60
Track/tread (rear) 1554 61.2
Length 4331 170.5
Width 1859 73.2
Height 1151 45.3
Ground clearance 147 5.8
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight 1300 kg 2866 lb
Weight distribution 42.00 % front
fuel tank capacity 73 litres 16.1 UK Gal 19.3 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.330
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type turbocharged petrol
Engine manufacturer Lotus
Engine code 910 S
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.2 litre
2174 cc
(132.666 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 95.3 × 76.2 mm
3.75 × 3 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.25
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
268 PS (264 bhp) (197 kW)
at 6500 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
121.4 bhp/litre
1.99 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
353 Nm (260 ft·lb) (36 kgm)
at 3900 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
162.37 Nm/litre
1.96 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system Delco GMP-4 fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 2040.4 kPa (295.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 543.5 cc
Aspiration Turbo
Compressor 1 Garrett TB 03 turbocharger
Intercooler Air-Water
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 4.70 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 266 km/h (165 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 205.9 PS/g
151.43 kW/g
203.08 bhp/ton
0.09 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.6 kg/kW
11.03 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 7.8/9.5/15.8 l/100km 90km/h / 120km/h / urban
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km7.8/9.5/15.8 l/100km 90kmph/120kmph/urban
km per litre12.8/10.5/6.3 km/l 90kmph/120kmph/urban
UK MPG36.2/29.7/17.9 UK MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
US MPG30.2/24.8/14.9 US MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 313.43 g/km
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position mid
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.DW.ARB.
Rear suspension I.RA.TrL.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 7J x 16
Wheel size rear 8.5J x 16
Tyres front 215/50 ZR 16
Tyres rear 245/50 ZR 16
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.82
Final drive ratio 3.88
general
Carfolio.com ID32054
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 22.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1991 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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