Lotus Esprit: Teenage Boy Fever Dreams

are not limited by scale or ergonomics. Just look exotic in a world of Pintos and Cadillac de Villes. Even straight lines can be wild. Who knew?

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I’ll forgive rubber bumpers for flippy headlights.

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Passenger: Where do my legs go?

Ergonomics, shmergonoics. Amirite?

Adult me sees a few issues:

  • the HVAC scares me. Especially the lack of VAC
  • The shifter. You’ll get the V because your arm will trigger the windows when you drop it into 2nd coming out of the curve.
  • Having a radio is probably almost as pointless as in a comparable year Ferrari so who cares that you can’t switch a tape.
  • also, kiss your passengers feet goodbye – they may never emerge from under that low hanging dash
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Get used to this view.

But who cares, from the outside?  This car shows that hatchbacks can rock it, too.

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