"All new for 1987 the ESPRIT boasts a state-of-the-art aluminum frame constructed from 7000 series aluminum tubing....."  ~~Catalog Quote~~ 

The Esprit shares it's frame with Lotus Leger, the Leger (LAY-zjhay) is equipped with less expensive components than the Esprit. This was Lotus' entry into the Aluminum frame arena.  The bicycle in the photo below uses different shifters than stock, but for the most part the Esprit still looks original.  The Esprit came in two colors, "Coral" as shown and "Aquamarine Blue".  The Esprit is Shimano 600 EX equipped, like her steel framed sister, the Elite 600.
1987 Lotus Esprit
Super Sport Triathlon Series
Frame Details TIG welded, oversize aluminum alloy in the three main tubes, oversize aluminum chainstays and seatstays, cable guides under bottom bracket, water bottle mounts on seat and down tube, chain hanger peg, head tube pump peg, top tube cable guides, shifter bosses on down tube.
Frame Tubing 7000 Series Aluminum  Headset Shimano 600 EX
Fork Tange Chrome Moly w/ LOTUS Engraved Crown Handlebar LOTUS Engraved Kusuki Aero-Indented Alloy
Colors Aquamarine Blue, Coral Stem Kusuki W Singma Alloy
Frame Sizes 48, 51,54, 56, 58, 61 cm Brakes Shimano 600 EX w/ Aero Levers, Silver w/ Black Hoods
Crank Shimano 600 EX Biopace 42-52 Seatpost SR CT-P5 Alloy
Pedals Shimano 600 EX Quill, Alloy Saddle Vetta Anatomic Black
Shift Levers Shimano 600 EX Downtube w/ S.I.S Rims Araya SS-40 700c
Front Derailleur Shimano 600 EX Hubs Shimano 600 EX Sealed QR 36 holes
Rear Derailleur Shimano 600 EX w/S.I.S Spokes 14 Guage Stainless Steel
Freewheel Shimano 600 EX 13-24 6 cogs Silver Tires Panaracer Technova 700 x 20c Skin 125psi
Chain Shimano Uniglide Silver/Black Weight 22 lbs. for 54cm
Notes LOTUS water bottle and alloy cage included. 
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