The Lotus Esprit: The Forgotten Supercar

Take a ride in this beautifully updated model of the Giorgetto Giugiaro-designed car.

Automotive
11,993 Hypes 0 Comments

The Elise, Elan, Europa are among the supercars Lotus is famous for, yet rarely is Esprit mentioned. Petrolicious serves up another well-executed video interview with Ritte Cycles founder and creative director Spencer Canon who takes us for a ride in his beautifully updated Lotus Esprit — the two-door coupé silver Italdesign concept car that was designed by one of Italy’s most famous automobile designers, Giorgetto Giugiaro, and later tastefully updated by renowned British car designer Peter Stevens (who was also responsible for the McLaren F1, among others). First released in the early ’70s, the Esprit debuted as one of the earliest models of Giugiaro’s revolutionary ”wedge shaped” designs. “The Esprit is not a well-known car. Car guys know what it is, but they don’t know much about it—it’s a mystery,” says Canon. As a figure in the performance cycling industry, Canon imparts his two cents on why the often-overlooked Lotus model is his first choice sports car to drive. Watch the new interview in the video above.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

'The White Lotus' Announces Season 3 Cast
Entertainment

'The White Lotus' Announces Season 3 Cast

The next installment of the satiricial drama series will take place in Thailand.

Here's What We Liked About the 2024 Lotus Emira
Automotive

Here's What We Liked About the 2024 Lotus Emira

Now that they’re finally able to be sold in the United States, you should seriously consider one.

BLACKPINK's Lisa To Make Acting Debut in 'The White Lotus' Season 3
Entertainment

BLACKPINK's Lisa To Make Acting Debut in 'The White Lotus' Season 3

Set to begin filming later this month.


HBO's 'The White Lotus,' 'Euphoria,' 'The Last of Us' To Premiere in 2025
Entertainment

HBO's 'The White Lotus,' 'Euphoria,' 'The Last of Us' To Premiere in 2025

Confirmed by HBO exec Casey Bloys.

Disclosure Announce New North American Tour
Music 

Disclosure Announce New North American Tour

Disclosure are supporting their last album ‘Caracal.’

The Weeknd, Drake, Adele, Justin Bieber & More Nominated for 2016 Juno Awards
Music 

The Weeknd, Drake, Adele, Justin Bieber & More Nominated for 2016 Juno Awards

Along with BADBADNOTGOOD, Tobias Jesso Jr. and other talents.

Custom adidas Yeezy 750 Boost With Premium Tan Leather
Footwear

Custom adidas Yeezy 750 Boost With Premium Tan Leather

Made entirely out of tonal tan leather.

London O'Connor Performs & Covers The Beatles at Maida Vale for BBC Radio 1
Music 

London O'Connor Performs & Covers The Beatles at Maida Vale for BBC Radio 1

Recording at Maida Vale is quite the honor.

SoundCloud Launches Discovery Stations for Its New Radio Feature
Music

SoundCloud Launches Discovery Stations for Its New Radio Feature

Just sit back, relax and let SoundCloud design your playlist.


HB Presents: Jeff Staple 1-2-1 With Steve Sweatpants

HB Presents: Jeff Staple 1-2-1 With Steve Sweatpants

A cultural pow-wow between two imaginative minds.

Key & Peele Will Be Providing Live Commentary for the Super Bowl
Entertainment

Key & Peele Will Be Providing Live Commentary for the Super Bowl

Without directly mentioning the Super Bowl or any of the players therein.

Public School 2016 Fall/Winter Collection
Fashion

Public School 2016 Fall/Winter Collection

Inspired by David Bowie and ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth.’

Uncrate Taps Oak Street to Help Make a Bison Leather Boot That's Built to Last
Footwear

Uncrate Taps Oak Street to Help Make a Bison Leather Boot That's Built to Last

These are meant to be worn on the frontier.

T-Pain Delivers New Strip Club Anthem, "Do Dat Sh*t"
Music 

T-Pain Delivers New Strip Club Anthem, "Do Dat Sh*t"

The first major T-Pain record of 2016.

More ▾
 
We got you covered. Don’t miss out on the latest news by signing up for our newsletters.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.