The Lotus Esprit has been a favorite among sports car enthusiasts for many years. The Lotus Esprit was a premium fiberglass-bodied, two-door, mid-engined, sports car that last in the marketplace for over 28 years, four different generations, and countless other models. In the late 1970s, Lotus creator Colin Chapman decided that creating specialized, stripped-back sports cars was no longer the most lucrative method of racing and therefore chose to replace his old, less than appealing and visually challenged Lotus Europa with an entirely new sports vehicle – the Lotus Esprit.
Although it didn't make a huge splash upon its introduction, the Lotus Esprit soon became one of the most popular models in Lotus's lineup and is still very popular today. Its sleek design, light weight, and overall practicality made it a favorite amongst both sports car enthusiasts and private individuals who simply wanted something fast and lightweight to drive on the road. With its low-slung stance, large front end and powerful engine, the Lotus Esprit quickly became a very hot seller.
Today, the Lotus Esprit, which is often called the Lotus Type Twelve by some enthusiasts, is often purchased by individual sports enthusiasts and collectors as a means of purchasing a hot or fast sports vehicle. Many enthusiasts have also converted their own Lotus Esprit into a street-worthy, street legal automobile. For these reasons, the Lotus Esprit continues to be very much in demand by sports car enthusiasts.
In order to convert your Lotus Esprit into a street legal vehicle, it is very important to purchase the proper body kits and accessories that will properly complete your car's conversion. To begin, you should take a good look around at your car's current body kit and see what you think would look best. If the original body kit looks great but is too much of an eyesore, then you can always just take down the paint job and have it redone, and then replace the interior with a nice new finish. In order to completely change your car's body color, however, you must get your hands on some body kits and accessories such as bumpers, side skirts, spoilers, and side skirts parts.
If you decide that you are interested in converting your Lotus Esprit to a street-legal vehicle, then you must also have the proper exhaust system installed to your car. To properly complete this process, you must go ahead and buy yourself a system that has headers, exhaust pipes and mufflers that will match the body kits and colors of your car. After having this installed, you should have your hood, trunk, side skirts, tail lights, and rear bumper replaced with the same finished look, and should then have the exhaust system professionally installed.
Before you can truly convert your Lotus Esprit into a street-worthy vehicle, you need to have a set of tires, especially if you're going to do the work yourself. Since the wheels on an Esprit are quite light, they'll take quite a beating from the road and will not have any problems unless you're trying to fit them under high tire pressure, so it is a good idea to buy wheels that fit the specifications of your vehicle and are able to withstand this weight.