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APR 25th 2020

Adam Wilkins

Gallery: This is the Lotus Esprit rally car you didn’t know existed

First published June 27th 2015.

Lotus didn’t produce a V8 engined Esprit until the 1990s, but prototype chassis number one had a V8 a good two decades earlier. Not that it was fitted with a V8 during its prototyping duties. The car was heavily modified by Cypriot rallycross driver Dimi Mavgropolis once it left the Lotus factory to suit his chosen motorsport discipline: rallying.

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