Give this Rare Lotus Esprit S2.2 a Home

Lotus fever has stricken the Interwebs, leading all of us to simplify and add lightness, after word got out about a clandestine new model set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The popular guess indicates a new Evora We're enthused, as we should be. But for a whole lot less, you could get behind the wheel of a classic, iconic, and actually very rare 1980 Lotus Esprit S2.2. This one is up for sale on eBay, appears to be remarkably clean, and comes in a color palate that looks perfectly presentable in 2015. Yes, the bidding fingers are getting itchy on this one. RELATED: Check out more photos of this 1980 Lotus Esprit 2.2 The Esprit S2.2 was effectively a stop-gap, produced for one year and one month, but brought crucial changes to the breed. The new 2.2-liter Lotus four-cylinder stirred up 160 horsepower and a heftier 160 lb-ft of torque. Underneath, the S2.2's backbone adopted a galvanized steel construction. But that's not why it is remembered. It's remembered because Lotus produced a scant 88 Esprit S2.2 models, making this one rare bird indeed. Sure, it won't propel you through time and space quite like its punchy 1990s twin-turbo V8 counterpart, but it's quite a lot rarer and arguably better looking. Outside, the Lotus dresses nicely in ghostly grey shade, while on the inside it's all red, all the time. Your pick Internet: rarified 1980s Esprit ... or Lotus' new track star. RELATED: Take a look at photos of the original Lotus Esprit S1 RELATED: Check out what the next Esprit could look like _______________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide

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