1990 Lotus Esprit vs. 1975 Triumph 2000

To start off, 1990 Lotus Esprit is newer by 15 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Triumph 2000. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Triumph 2000 would be higher. At 2,174 cc (4 cylinders), 1990 Lotus Esprit is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1990 Lotus Esprit (172 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 89 more horse power than 1975 Triumph 2000. (83 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1990 Lotus Esprit should accelerate faster than 1975 Triumph 2000. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Triumph 2000 weights approximately 70 kg more than 1990 Lotus Esprit.

Let's talk about torque, 1990 Lotus Esprit (221 Nm @ 5000 RPM) has 86 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Triumph 2000. (135 Nm @ 2900 RPM). This means 1990 Lotus Esprit will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Triumph 2000.

Compare all specifications:

1990 Lotus Esprit 1975 Triumph 2000
Make Lotus Triumph
Model Esprit 2000
Year Released 1990 1975
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 2174 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 172 HP 83 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 221 Nm 135 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 2900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1175 kg 1245 kg
Vehicle Length 4350 mm 4510 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1160 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2700 mm


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