Very Early Plans :-)

I'd always wanted to fit a V8 to my Esprit - but no silly plans of using a Rover unit here, of course - this is a Lotus and weight distribution and handling are every bit as important as power. This did leave me thinking about an "exotic fuel additive called V8" that seemed to be widely available: could this be the answer to my dreams .........

Alas it didn't work (and smelt strangley of vegetables! - a Castrol R thing, or was I on the wrong track?)

My sons , Nathan, Mitchell and Jordan, were always invloved with the plans for my "dream car". Two of my boys, the twins Nathan, Mitchell (left to right, pictured on the right) Mitch and Nate came to the Donnington Lotus festival back in 92/93 (before my other son Jordan was born) and studied the backbone chassis construction of the Turbo Esprit:



They noted the space in the engine cradle for a V8 ......












They also spotted an Esprit GT2 racer.... Didn't they make a V8 version of this Dad?