1990 Lotus Esprit vs. 1980 Lotus Eclat

To start off, 1990 Lotus Esprit is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1980 Lotus Eclat. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 Lotus Eclat would be higher. At 2,174 cc (4 cylinders), 1990 Lotus Esprit is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 Lotus Esprit weights approximately 125 kg more than 1980 Lotus Eclat.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control.

Compare all specifications:

1990 Lotus Esprit 1980 Lotus Eclat
Make Lotus Lotus
Model Esprit Eclat
Year Released 1990 1980
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Middle Middle
Engine Size 2174 cc 1971 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 172 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1175 kg 1050 kg
Vehicle Length 4350 mm 4460 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1160 mm 1210 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2490 mm


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