Smooth lines, not too complicated...everything you'd look for in a--car? The Esprit had some subtle additions and not so subtle subtractions to differentiate itself from its' more robust siblings.
Chrome trim around the wheel wells and along the bottom of the car were a standard option. There were no vents in the fenders and no extra holes in the hood. Earlier models had no rear spoiler which made for a particularly unique looking rear end for a Pontiac of this body style.
The early Esprit's could be optioned with a 400 (though most had the 350), but many did not choose this because of the price difference.