- This is Number 5 of only 48 examples built
- Lightweight bodyshell and magnesium Crono OZ wheels
- The Sport 350 was 85kg lighter than the V8 GT on which it was based
- 350bhp, 3.5-litre, flat-plane crank, twin-turbo V8. 0-60 in 4.7 seconds
- Finished in New Aluminium Metallic with carbon fibre, GT1-style rear wing
- c47,000 miles with a full engine rebuild in recent years
- Supplied with a Lotus Certificate of Provenance and a V5 on the way
- In superb condition, immaculate, inside and out
The Sport 350 was arguably the most exclusive of all Esprit models, with only 48 manufactured between 1999 and 2001. In common with many other innovative designs from Lotus' drawing office, increased performance was achieved by weight reduction and, thanks to both a lightweight bodyshell and special magnesium Crono OZ wheels shod with Pirelli P Zero tyres, the Sport 350 was 85kg lighter than the V8 GT on which it was based. Retardation was aided by larger AP Racing discs all-round plus 4-pot callipers on the front. The suspension utilised Monroe 65 dampers, stiffer springs and an uprated anti-roll bar. Most examples were finished in Silver and featured a carbon fibre, GT1-style rear wing, 'Sport 350' graphics on the doors and sill plates, hip-hugging seats with Black bolsters and Blue Alcantara facings, with further touches of Blue throughout the passenger compartment and engine bay. With 350bhp available from the 3.5-litre, flat-plane crank, twin-turbo V8 and 60mph arriving in 4.7 seconds, the Sport 350 is a seriously quick motor car.
From Richard Hammond's personal collection, this stunning example is Number #5 of the 48 cars produced and is finished in New Aluminium Metallic. It has covered some 47,000 miles and, we understand is absolutely immaculate. It appears that the engine was rebuilt in recent years. It's supplied with a Lotus Certificate of Provenance and we believe the V5 is on the way.
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