MotorCrush PROFILES OF THE WEEK: 1984 Lotus Turbo Esprit

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1992 TVR Griffith

21960 Diamler SP250

1973 Reliant Scimitar GTE



1984 Lotus Turbo Esprit owned by Gordon Hill.

The Lotus Esprit was originally designed by Giorgetto Guigiaro and produced from 1976 to 2004. During that span, the Esprit went through a few iterations, but stayed true to a polygonal design style. The Turbo Esprit and the Series 3 debuted in 1981, and both shared common chassis and bodywork. The pair were the last incarnation of the Esprit until its restyling in 1987 by designer Peter Stevens, who later went on to design the renowned McLaren F1. The Turbo Esprit came with more power—210 bhp, thanks to a Garrett T3 turbo charger supplying up to 8 psi to the engine. Those numbers may not hold up to the supercars of today, but where the performance falls short, styling picks up the slack. From its wedge shape to its driver-focused cockpit, the Lotus Esprit looks every bit as much a supercar today as the day it was released—so much so that Gordon says that the car always gets mistaken for a Ferrari, Lamborghini, or DeLorean. If you have not already, we highly suggest checking out Gordon’s garage full of British classics. He has been growing his collection since he moved to the States in 2004 with his 1967 Triumph Herald convertible: a car that he grew an affinity for after seeing a beautiful blond girl in one and thinking to himself, “If I can’t get the girl the car would do.” Gordon’s collection now includes a 1992 TVR, 1973 Reliant Scimitar, and 1960 Daimler SP250. Next on his radar is a Rover P5b. While your checking out Gordon’s awesome garage, don’t forget to drop him a like and follow.



“I don’t care what anyone thinks of it, I got it for the luxury. I love it and that’s all that matters.”

– James Maggioto on his 2017 Volkswagen GLI.

That’s the kind of mentality we like, James! No matter what you drive, the only thing that matters is whether you like it. The moral here is to never let other people’s opinions sway what you believe to be true. Make sure to pay James’ profile a visit and give him a like for sharing his car bio.


Bruce’s Garage

2016 Cadillac ATS-V

2011 Porsche GT3 RS

2009 Cadillac CTS-V

2008 Mitsubishi Evo MR

1987 Porsche 951

1984 Porsche 911


“Grew up in the ’60s. Owned several “I wish I’d kept it” muscle cars. Bought a 944 Turbo new in ’87. First HPDE in ’88 – went off the deep end. Been my main distraction ever since. Favorite tracks are Watkins Glen, Calabogie, and Mid-Ohio.”

– Bruce Graham

Thanks for sharing your bio with us, Bruce! The ’60s we’re a great time in American car culture. It was the era of the muscle car with the debut of the Ford Mustang, Pontiac GTO, Corvette Stingray, Dodge Charger, and the Chevrolet Camaro. Seems like Bruce is a bit of a track junkie, but who can blame him—what better car to get started with in than a Porsche 944 Turbo. As always, make sure to give Bruce some love and drop him a like for sharing his bio.


2012 Ford Raptor SVT owned by Richard Paul.

A Ford truck in its natural habitat. It sits perched on a small hill peering out across the range toward the land that it will conquer next. This awesome shot is brought to you courtesy of Richard Paul. If you enjoyed this photo, visit Richards’s MotorCrush profile to see the rest of his Truck’s gallery.


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