Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
1/5/22 12:45 p.m.

Why didn’t Lotus put a V8 in the Esprit from the get-go? And why did the V8 only become an option in 1996, when the mid-engine sports car was available since the mid-‘70s?

To find out why, we asked none other than the former owner of Lotus, Romano Artioli.

What did he have to say? You…

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