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S3 Gone (sob, sob) V8 Twin Turbo Badboy Has Arrived!

StevieBogan Apr 19, 2005

  1. StevieBogan

    StevieBogan Member

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    Well gents, it took a while (almost two month) but the S has finally been sold. Off to a chap in Cardiff. Hope he takes good care of it. What a car it was over the two years.

    But like all good things, they come to an end.

    Still, with the car being sold, free's up the cash to go and buy something else!

    Got told about this car on Friday night and by Saturday afternoon, It was bought!

    Fair change fromt the Audi I have to say but by christ it goes.

    Enter Stage Left:

    98S Lotus Esprit V8GT Twin Turbo.

    This car is a whole new fast. Its like nothing I have ever sat in!

    Let me know how to post a pic and I'll get one up.

    Cheers,


    StevieS3
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    Stevieesprit (got the same ring to it!)
     
  2. The Slug

    The Slug Active Member

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    Its not a rover V8 is it, lol!! OJ
     
  3. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    [ QUOTE ]
    98S Lotus Esprit V8GT Twin Turbo.


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    Nice! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bravo.gif Tell us more, insurance and fuel costs etc /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
     
  4. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi RS3

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    Get pics up Stevie boy!
     
  5. nervus

    nervus Well-Known Member

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    Nice! like you say another world in performance.

    What colour matey? The orange is beautiful
     
  6. StevieBogan

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    Hi guys,

    its gun metal grey (sure Lotus will have some fancy name though!)

    as for insurance, dunno. Thankfully I work for my old boy at has garage at weekends so covered by his work insurance!! Bonus!

    Mpg? Whats that! More like mmpg . .. thats millimeters to the gallon!

    Couldn't say Jojo, it has no fuel computer, no trip gauge just a f**koff engine, two seats and my massive grin in it!

    Grant, gimmie a clue on how to and I'll get one up pronto!

    Cheers guys,


    Stevie
     
  7. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Hi guys,

    its gun metal grey (sure Lotus will have some fancy name though!)

    as for insurance, dunno. Thankfully I work for my old boy at has garage at weekends so covered by his work insurance!! Bonus!


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    Result! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yes.gif


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    Mpg? Whats that! More like mmpg . .. thats millimeters to the gallon!

    Couldn't say Jojo, it has no fuel computer, no trip gauge just a f**koff engine, two seats and my massive grin in it!

    Grant, gimmie a clue on how to and I'll get one up pronto!

    Cheers guys,


    Stevie

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    True mate, just drive it!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devil.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yes.gif(again)
     
  8. StevieBogan

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    Correct! Thats what its for!
     
  9. StephaneS

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    [ QUOTE ]

    98S Lotus Esprit V8GT Twin Turbo.


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    congrats!!
    looked at them for a while but could not find one in good condition in my budget. Budget is now even lower so wont even bother now

    You may already have but check if the gearbox has been upgraded. I heard that they were made from renault and were cr*p. I may have a video of a guy explaining all that.
    will look for it.
     
  10. god_thats_quick

    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

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    hi jojo...

    host the pics on something like photobucket, then paste the links into your post.

    good form on the choice! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bravo.gif
     
  11. TDI-line

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    Nice choice of car Stevie.

    Is this the same car they are modding on 5th Gear?
     
  12. StevieBogan

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    Hi TDI,

    yes it is matey. I'll not be doing anything like that but! Its fast enough!

    Never thought I'd hear my self say that!
     
  13. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi RS3

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    Here are links to pics of Stevie's car:

    Pic 1

    Pic 2
     
  14. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi RS3

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    Just noticed your number plate Stevie... your car SUX! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif

    Only kidding mate... V8 twin turbo... I'm sure she blows like a bitch! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
  15. ImS3ola

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    Very 80s /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif
     
  16. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi RS3

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    Is that the same car from Pretty Woman?
     
  17. IanL-S3

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    i was gonna say the same - private plate on that and you are sorted cause it looks very very clean in the pics. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif
     
  18. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi RS3

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    Very 80s /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif

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    Old skool rulez! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yes.gif
     
  19. Ryanc

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    i like it mate!! live the dream .Have you been watching 5th gear?
    Always wanted a nsx probably get one in a few years so a can live the dream too
     
  20. jojo

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    hi jojo...

    host the pics on something like photobucket, then paste the links into your post.

    good form on the choice! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bravo.gif

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    Hi back /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Not me that's got the Esprit though /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsdown.gif
     
  21. dickys3

    dickys3 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Stunning mate! Looks really nice!
     
  22. TDI-line

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    Great looking pics. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yes.gif
     
  23. CARACTERE007

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    thats not the one tiff's just killed is it!..lol..only kidding, great car dude.
     
  24. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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    where abouts in central Scotland do you live i would love to see this beast!!!
     
  25. StevieBogan

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    Magic,

    glad you all like it lads! Here what you are saying about a bit 80's. Infact, if you look deap enough its a but 70's too!

    I've had ear ache for the last couple of weeks so hadn't been able to hear it properly, but was out in it last night with two perfectly working ears, my god, you wanna hear the induction! Sounds like you are gonna get sucked in through the back window, then the turbos from either side of the cabin, let off and it sounds like its gonna blow you out of your seat! Brilliant I love it!

    I am trying to put gear boxes ect out of my head and just enjoy the drive. I'll worry about it WHEN it f**ks up not IF it f**ks up. Albeit the last one is rather optimistic with it being a Lotus after all! Ha, ha, ha ! Just hope it ain't too expensive !

    Number plate is being changed on Thursday, EVERYONE mensions the plate SUX. It really does SUCK Donnit!

    Cheers again lads!
     
  26. Rob W8

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    Very nice, lovely colour /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bravo.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif
     
  27. StevieBogan

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    Cheers Rob!

    I was gonna say suttle, but there isn't much suttle about the rest of it!

    My neibours will back verify that (at 1am this morning!)
     
  28. L1ARR

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    Nice car, Hope all goes well. Be careful of the gearbox, they originally came from a Renault 21 and are prone to breaking.

    Cheers
    Dicky Boy
     
  29. DamoS3Q

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    I like it a lot... A phat brit monster!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jump.gif
     
  30. ELIASGK74

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    very nice!
    the only thing that reminds you S3 is the antenna!
     
  31. Danielson

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    good work buddy, i work for lotus myself, and its good to c a v8 out and about. and what a noise they made when they start them in the factory. safe. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif
     
  32. StevieBogan

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    @ Snoop,

    cool job man! Yes its out and about quite alot at the moment, can keep out it!

    And here was my Mrs thinking GT4 was a widow maker! Ha, ha, ha!

    Snoop, you will just be the man to ask matey... How often would you receommend changing the timing belts? Its done 28K. Been told every 15K or two years but seems a tad exessive??

    How do you meen 'Safe' ?

    @ Dicky Boy, yeah mate, I know about the boxes! Just know hard starts! It doesn't really like it in the dry anyway. Bangs up and down from a standing start, not pleasant!

    Cheers lads,

    Hope to hear back from you snoop...


    Stevie
     
  33. mlcadman

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    dont they run twin t25s?
     
  34. StevieBogan

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    Yes matey, they sure do.

    I thought that they would have been bigger than that T3 or summit, but trust me, it doesn't really need them any bigger!
     
  35. Danielson

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    when i say safe, i mean like safe as fu@k. will have a chat to one of the guys in the service garage about your timing belts on monday. i never had much to do with esprit, mainly elise and vx220. enjoy. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/noidea.gif
     
  36. StevieBogan

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    Nice one Snoop.

    Much appreciated matey.
     

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