Sadly gone and unlikely to return, but not at all forgotten.
There was a time, albeit very brief, when it looked as though a reborn Lotus Esprit would be upon us. Then the guy behind it was fired from Lotus. So scratch that. Fortunately, the original Esprit was on the market for an astounding 28 years, with over 10,000 examples built. From the moment it debuted, the Esprit was different from other exotic sports cars due to its superior handling. It evolved over the years with the addition of a turbocharger and styling changes, but the Esprit’s unique wedge shape remained. And we sorely miss it.