Lotus teases Esprit V8 engine [video]

Lotus has released a new video which gives us our first glimpse at the V8 engine that will debut in the 2013 Esprit.

Developed in-house, the engine is expected to displace 4.8 liters and weigh approximately 170 kg (374 lbs). Rumors have indicated it could produce 570 hp (425 kW / 578 PS) and up to 620 hp (462 kW / 629 PS) in R variants.

As Lotus CEO Dany Bahar comments "To take a decision to design your own engine is a big decision, a brave decision and we've taken that decision."

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Automaker Lotus
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