This might be the most expensive car ever featured here, but for those of you with deep pockets it might be worth it!
The Esprit is not a timeless supercar; its pop-up headlights and squared taillights place it solidly in the era it was built. That said, it’s still one of the best-looking vehicles ever produced. And the V8? Oh this engine. It’s all aluminum with four valves per cylinder and a flat-plane crankshaft. That’s cool enough, but it has two turbos too, making 350 HP.
[Correction: 8:52 a.m.: Unfortunately, the Lotus Esprit V8 I originally featured was a scam. I apologize for and regret the error. Thankfully, I always have a runner-up on hand. This 1997 Lotus Esprit V8 is real, stock and with 43,090 miles in Orlando, Florida. It’s sold by Gateway Classic Cars for $55,000.]