From a variety of racetracks to the famous James Bond movies, the Lotus Esprit was one of the best sports cars of the late ’70s and ’80s. Colin Chapman conceived the Esprit in the mid-70s as the most ambitious Lotus project up to that date. With its new construction, an Italian designed body and a lightweight, consumers praised the Lotus Esprit for its handling and performance.
They ceased production in 1996 and Lotus has been without a replacement ever since. There were a few concepts of a 21st century Esprit, but nothing seemed to materialize in production-ready form. Many car fans want to see the Esprit come back since there is a space in the overcrowded sports car market for a legendary British brand.