While the accompanying photo is only a rendering of the upcoming 2008
provided by Hans G. Lehmann via The Car Connection, it further brings into focus the upcoming halo car from the British builder of lightweight sportscars. TCC goes on to say that the V8 sourced from
will be the company's 4.8L and produce 367 horsepower. Due to the expertise
has in building featherweight frames, the
will be able to reach an estimated top speed of 180 mph and no doubt spring to 60 mph in the four-second range. The U.S. is first in line for the Esprit and will get the bulk of between one- and two-thousand units planned for production.
The styling shown in this rendering features a front end that looks like a cross between a
. The only look at the
we've had so far are from
of a mule running the
in Germany wearing the sheetmetal of the last generation Esprit.
[Source: The Car Connection]