Racing

Lotus Esprit Jim Clark Edition Honors a Racing Hero

From Car and Driver

From the September 1992 issue of Car and Driver.

“Although the past may not repeat itself, it does rhyme.” -Mark Twain

If, like us, your recollection of automotive lore‑the firing order of a 1970 Boss 302, for example—exceeds your recollection of ninth-grade algebra, then the green and yellow livery of this Lotus Esprit Turbo SE should rhyme. Okay, so it’s more Ginsberg than Frost. But it should at least set to murmuring a tiny voice in your head that says, “I’ve seen this before.”

And you have. Although you may not see it again, because Lotus will build only twenty of the Esprit Jim Clark Limited Editions pictured here.

With the exception of the Lamborghini Diablo and, well, a Trabant, this rare and gaudy Lotus draws more comments than any car we have recently tested. Five teenagers in Hardee’s parking lot jump, twitch, and fidget, waiting

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Ferrari SF90 Stradale To Star In Remake Of Famous 1970s French Street Racing Film

A sequel to one of the greatest automotive films.

Although there will be no F1 race in Monaco this weekend, because the 2020 Monaco Grand Prix was canceled due to the recent COVID-19 events, there will still be the shriek of a Ferrari on the streets of this hallowed circuit. Ferrari is planning to film a sequel to one of the great car films of all time, “C’était Un Rendez-Vous”, on the street circuit at Monaco, which represents the first French file shoot since the start of the pandemic lockdown. 

Ferrari F1 driver Charles Leclerc will drive the new SF90 hybrid supercar on the closed F1 circuit at Monaco. The SF90 is Ferrari’s latest engineering marvel and represents the brand’s first mass-produced hybridized product. Seeing Leclerc behind the wheel at an empty Monaco will certainly be an interesting sight. 

See The First Teasers:

If you’re not familiar with the brilliant

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