Ayrton Senna Tribute Lotus Esprit by Cam Shaft


18 years ago, the world of motor racing lost one of its greatest drivers. To mark the occasion, Cam Shaft has created a Lotus that pays homage to the legend.

From 1976 till 2003, Lotus, under the guidance of Giorgio Giugiaro, produced the Esprit and in 1996 (up to 2004) the Esprit V8 became the first and only Lotus with an eight-cylinder engine. Each four cylinders on the left and on the right side are mounted at 90 degrees and fitted into an aluminum frame, with the twin-turbo 3.5-liter engine producing 354hp and 295lb-ft of torque The result was a 0-62mph time of 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 175mph.

To mark the anniversary of Ayrton Senna's passing (May 1, 1994), Kempen-based Cam Shaft has created a one-off Lotus Esprit with the legendry John Player Special 97T livery that adorned the Lotus-Renault the Formula 1 legend won his first F1 title in at Estoril in 1985. Performance upgrades were also made to the car, including an ECU remap and new compressor cooling system, which boosts power to 492hp resulting in a 0-62mph time of 4.3 seconds and a new top speed of 191mph. Renault's 5-speed gearbox has been replaced by a longer ratio 6-speed Dog-Engagement 'box, and stopping power has been improved via an AP racing braking system.

You Might Also Like
7 Brands That Refuse To Build An SUV
7 Brands That Refuse To Build An SUV
10 Best Interiors Of 2018: Over $1 Million
10 Best Interiors Of 2018: Over $1 Million
5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Truck Makes More Power Than Anything You’ve Got

This crazy beast is even more powerful than the Ford GT.

Ford Imagines A Future With No Traffic Lights

Stopping at junctions could be a thing of the past in the future.

One-Off Ferrari 330GT Speciale Is A 50-Year-Old Dream Come True

This stunning coachbuilding project is a tribute to legendary Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti.

Students Create 600-HP Honda Civic Hybrid Rallycross Machine

Deep Orange 9 is our kind of school project.

Is The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Way More Powerful Than Advertised?

Jaguar claims the super sedan has 592 horsepower under the hood.

What's Hot