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2002 Lotus Esprit at COTA Car Show

Written by Ken Altes

Incredibly desirable 2002 Lotus Esprit at recent show at Circuit of the Americas. This beauty is an under-appreciated supercar. Mid engine, aluminium 3.5 liter V8, weighs under 3000 lbs. Before the recent engine mods, the stock Esprit would reach 60 in 4.5 seconds, the 1/4 mile in 12.8 seconds, and 175 mph. The more I looked at it, the more I wanted it!img_5927 img_5928 img_5929

Fiat Barchetta in Rome

Written by Ken Altes

This little Fiat was not imported to the US, but was based on the front drive Punto, powered by a 1747cc DOHC engine but only weighs about 2300 lbs., this one built after 2000. Should be fun. Here are details. Found it a few blocks from the Circus Maximus. I’ll post the best cars and motorcycles I find on my vacation – it’s a very different scene here than home: in Rome there are few old cars and none, so far I’ve seen in two weeks, that are modified.Fiat Barchetta in Rome, Italy

Fiat Barchetta in Rome, Italy side viewFiat Barchetta in Rome, Italy rear view