Mike Bews's 1998
Mike Bews from Swansea, Wales, UK owns a 1998 V8-GT in Gold Metalic, with a Alcantara interior.
V8-GT Year: 1998 Colour: Gold Metalic Interior: Alcantara Driving Style: Careful Miles per year: 4,000 - 8,000 Owned Since: Feb 2003 Purchase from: South West Lotus Centre Serviced at: Probably back with South West Lotus Centre or White Dove in Cardiff Other Cars: VW Golf (my wife's car), Volvo 440SLi (my every-day car) Previous Lotus': None Why an Esprit: It's a Bond thing, like it is for 80% of other Esprit owners my age I guess! Upgrades: Sport 350 Magnesium alloys. Was fitted with new gearbox and clutch before I bought it. Sports exhaust. Problems: Issue with the alarm (being resolved), Resonance rattle from exhaust Info: This is the press car used by Lotus for the launch of the new style interior in the V8, is one of three gold Esprits that I am aware of - and has been featured in a number of magazine articles and web sites (including this web site, and 5th March 2003 edition of Autocar!) Driving this thing is the most fun I've ever had in a car. It's a joy to sit in when it isn't even moving, but when the V8 is on song, it's just a magical experience...