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Esprit
1998
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1998 Lotus Esprit Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1998 Lotus Esprit specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1998 Lotus Esprit warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$82,625
Invoice *
N/A
Engine
3.5L V-8 349 HP 294.6 ft.lbs. @ 4,250 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man
Fuel Economy City
14.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
21.0 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
24
Engine
3.5L V-8 349 HP 294.6 ft.lbs. @ 4,250 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man
Battery
46 amp
Recommended Fuel Type
premium unleaded
Fuel Tank
19.3 gal.
Drive Type
rear-wheel

Steering and Suspension

Ride
sport
Brakes
4-wheel disc
Vented Disc Brakes
front and rear
Front Tires
P235/40ZR17.0BSW performance
Rear Tires (if different from Front)
285/35R18.0
Spare Tire and Wheel
compact aluminum

Seating and Interior

Seating Capacity
2
Front Seat Type
sport
Front Headrests
adjustable
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
2-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
2-way
Seat Trim
leather

Comfort and Conveniences

Vanity Mirrors
passenger
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Radio
brand
Speakers
4
Antenna
integrated roof
Trunk/Hatch/Door Release
power
Remote Fuel Flap Release
power
Instrument Display
analog
Tachometer
tachometer
Oil Pressure Gauge
oil pressure gauge
Clock
in-dash
Steering Wheel Material
leather
Front Windows
power
Tinted Windows
light
Front Windshield Wipers
fixed interval
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger
Ignition Disable
immobilizer

Dimensions and Capacities

Door Count
2 doors
Exterior Length
173.6 "
Exterior Width
74.0 "
Exterior Height
45.3 "
Wheelbase
95 "
Front Tread
60 "
Rear Tread
61 "
Turning Radius
19.4 '
Curb Weight
3,042 lbs.

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler
wing
Bumpers
body-colored
Exterior Mirrors
dual power remote
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
24

Safety Ratings

Below is the 1998 Lotus Esprit safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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