Lotus Selling Axed CEO Dany Bahar's Custom Esprit V8

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Clearly, Lotus wants to rid itself of anything that has to do with former-CEO Dany Bahar. The British automaker is now selling Bahar’s custom 2002 Esprit V8.

You see, a run-of-the-mill Esprit V8 wasn’t good enough for Bahar. He had his own commissioned with a special interior consisting of leather and suede, and had the exterior repainted a fresh coat of pearl white. The engine and transmission were also rebuilt, while Bahar outfitted the front of the exotic with a set of AP brakes while the rear rocks Brembo pieces. Other changes include OZ wheels, a larger rear spoiler, unique tail lights, and a center-exit exhaust.

Nonetheless, it’s one of the coolest cars in history and Lotus will be auctioning it off through its dealers in England. It has 36,000 miles on the odometer, but has only garnered 1,000 since it had its engine and transmission rebuilt.

GALLERY: Dany Bahar’s Esprit V8

[Source: EVO]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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