List of Vehicles in the Collection

Explore the vehicles in our Collections and see which ones are on display in the National Motor Museum. Please note that vehicles on display can change at short notice. If there is a particular vehicle that you wish to view please contact us on 01590 614541 in advance of your visit to check that it is on display. You can also sponsor any vehicle in the Museum owned by the National Motor Museum Trust.

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Lotus Esprit

On Display

Regarded by many as Britain’s supercar. The original Lotus Esprit, with angular styling by Giugiaro, was a sensation when launched in 1976. A decade later it looked dated and a re-design was masterminded by Peter Stevens, who later designed the McLaren F1, MG TF and Subaru Imprezza. The new car, although heavier than its predecessor, was more aerodynamic. A more rigid body along with improvements to suspension gave improved handling. In turbocharged form the Esprit had supercar 150mph plus performance.

ValvesDouble Overhead Cam
Output172bhp at 6,500rpm
Maximum speed138mph
Price new£28,100
ManufacturerLotus Cars Limited
OwnerNational Motor Museum Trust


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