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"One of the simplest but most attractive of all the “wedge” cars of the 1970s is the original Lotus Esprit, and the second series Turbo manages to refine the basic shape while adding a healthy dose of performance. Much more than simply the addition of a turbocharger to the 2.2-liter Lotus Type 912 four-cylinder motor, the Esprit Turbo actually represents an official redesign, conducted by original designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, that includes such revisions as new facias front and rear, larger side skirts, and the side-mounted NACA ducts to provide cooling air to the engine. Under the skin, an entirely new Y-frame chassis not only increases structural rigidity, it is also designed to accommodate the V8 engine that wouldn’t debut for another 16 years—a forward-looking move on the part of Lotus. Handling is what you’d expect from a Lotus—extremely competent and entirely unflustered by mid-course corrections—and power improves to 205 horsepower, a respectable figure for the time. And in case anyone could possibly mistake what they’re looking at when this Lotus roars by, appropriately period graphics unambiguously proclaim to onlookers “TURBO ESPRIT.” Subtle, it’s not."
—Official description[1]

The 1980 Lotus Esprit Turbo - abbreviated as "Lotus Esprit '80" - is a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car manufactured by Lotus.

It appears in Forza Motorsport 4 and returns in Forza Horizon 5 as part of Series 34.


The 1980 Esprit Turbo was introduced as the top-of-the-line model for the second generation Esprit from 1978 to 1981. Since then, each successive generation has offered a turbocharged model within its lineup.

The Esprit Turbo is based on a light MR-layout platform that weighs 2710 lbs (1229 kg). It has a 2.2 litre turbocharged inline-four engine with mechanical fuel injection, but only delivers 205 hp and 194 lb/ft of torque, making it somewhat slow for modern standards. Its drivetrain is mated to a 5-speed transmission, which allows the car to reach a stock top speed of 147 mph (237 km/h).


Icon Game ForzaMotorsport4
Speed 4.7
Handling 4.7
Acceleration 5.6
Launch 5.8
Braking 4.5
D 304
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 46,000 CR
Performance & Body Style
Body Style:
Sports Car
Top Speed: 147.3 mph  (237 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.600 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 19.500 secs.
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 132.4 ft (40.4 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 368.4 ft (112.3 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.84 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.80 g
Icon Game ForzaHorizon5
Speed 5.3
Handling 4.3
Accel 3.5
Launch 1.5
Braking 2.8
Offroad 5.6
C 538
A possible Festival Playlist or Forzathon Shop listing
Can not be won from a Wheelspin or Super Wheelspin
Auction House:
Can be purchased or bid on through an Auction House listing
This vehicle may appear as a listed item in the Forzathon Shop or as a Festival Playlist reward.
Forzathon Shop:
Festival Playlist:
Series 34 (Winter) - Earn 20 PTS (season milestone)
Performance & Car Type
Car Type:
Retro Super Cars
Value: 250,000 CR
Top Speed: missing data
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): missing data
120 mph (193 km/h): missing data


Icon Engine Conversion - Engine
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport4 3.6 L I6 (Lotus Carlton), 3.5 L V6 (Evora Type 124)
Icon Game ForzaHorizon5 2.0L I4 - VVT, 1.6L I4 - Turbo Rally, 3.2L I6, 2.6L I6 - TT, 5.2L V8
Icon Drivetrain Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaHorizon5 AWD Drivetrain


  • According to Forza Motorsport 4's benchmark feature, the Esprit Turbo can go from 60 mph (97 km/h) to 100 mph (161 km/h) in 12,9 seconds.





  1. "Forza Motorsport 4 - Cars" .