When the S4 Esprit was replaced by the S4S, power jumped to 300bhp, with 290 lbs./ft. of torque on tap.
To achieve these figures, Lotus made changes to the cylinder head, and fitted an updated ECM and Garret turbocharger.
This added up to serious on road performance, with 0-60mph dispatched in a mere 4.6 seconds on the way to a top speed of 168 mph – impressive numbers in anyone's language.
Equally impressive was the handling, with a 0.91g figure achieved on the skidpan.
The S4s was distinguished by the larger rear wing from the Sport 300, new OZ five-spoke alloy rims, Brembo brakes, and also had the distinction of being the end of the line for the four-cylinder Esprit.
The car offered today I a 1996 S4S.
A brilliant young classic that has been overlooked for years and years but 22 years later this lovely mechanical Lotus will become a great addition in your collection.
A brilliant machine a great young classic with rapidly appreciating value and a perfect 90’s icon.
Buy this one now before they double their value.
Calpyso Red, with dark grey full leather interior. Normally aspirated Peter Stevens designed X180. Speed responsive power steering. CD player. Targa roof. Believed to have covered 43,000 miles with.....
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