Lotus Esprit Type 82
Batou (Johansson’s partner in the movie) rolls in a slightly modified Lotus Esprit Type 82 but I am not absolutely sure which year it is.
The Type 82 was produced from 1980-1990 and the early incarnation was powered by a 2.1-liter inline-four turbo engine that propelled it from 0-60 mph in 6.1-seconds. By the end of its run it was running a similar sized power plant and the 0-60 mph dropped to 5.5-seconds.
The movie producers relied on Ash Thorp and Maciej Kuciara to augment the Lotus Esprit Type 82 for Batou. They looked great on screen but the cars were meant to be cheap and disposable.
“The cool thing is you can break a lot of rules,” Thorp said. “You can buy crashed, totaled, or salvage titled cars because they’re just going to destroy them anyway.”