The Esprit uses a midengine configuration, similar to Lotus' current cars. This car debuts a Toyota-sourced 5-liter V-8, which will also see use in other new Lotus models. With its supercharger, the engine makes 612 horsepower, accelerating the Esprit to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds. Buyers will be able to option a hybrid system for the car, which uses a kinetic energy recovery system and two electric motors in the transmission for an extra boost of power, similar to hybrid systems in racecars.
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