Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder January 19th - 22nd, 2017 at Russo and Steele's 17th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Please contact us for more information. In 1988 Lotus showed off a new rounder exotic styling for the Esprit, by designer Peter Stevens (who later designed the McLaren F1) This new design captivated the car world with its patented process to create the new body, called the VARI (Vacuum Assisted Resin Injection), which offered a high rigidity to the process. List price then was $62,500 with only very few upgrades, like the rear spoiler wing and the blemish free correct polished wheels. Note the concave rear wheels vs. the convex front. This mid engine HCPI (high compression 4 valves per cylinder) was listed at 215 HP with quarter mile times the same as the Porsche Carrera, 14.1 seconds @ 99.6 mph. The values on these exotic Lotus Esprit's are on the rise. With production of only 387 of the Esprit Turbo in 1988, fewer than half were LHD. No wonder why you do not see these on the road today. This 46,000 mile example born in calypso red, has had its full belt and fluid service performed and is ready for many years of note worthy driving experiences.