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1980 Lotus Esprit with SHO-under-glass engine swap [w/videos]

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  1. 4re Nut

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  3. johnei

    johnei Formula 3
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  4. 4re Nut

    4re Nut F1 World Champ

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  5. dmaxx3500

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    early zr-1 corvette engine should fit as it was designed by lotus
     
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  7. tommott77

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    That's a good one, but I would opt for a Weber carbed 5.3L Jag V12. It would be the absolute zenith in period correct swaps. You would have the ultimate British supercar that would rival the V12 supercar contemporaries of the time. How awesome would it be to see a British powered V12 Esprit next to a Countach and a Boxer?
     
  8. dmaxx3500

    dmaxx3500 Formula 3

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    i though you wanted a car that ran?
     
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    Lotus did a prototype ZR1 engined Esprit years ago. If I remember right it was a lower cubic inch motor but turbo charged, maybe not though.
     
  10. WILLIAM H

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    Very pretty, it must fly :)
     
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