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Lotus Exige S

Lotus Exige S

Lotus Exige S
Lotus Exige S
Lotus Exige S
Lotus Exige S
Lotus Exige S

Styling

The Latest Addition to the Lotus Family

Raw performance - tick. Agility - tick. Unparalleled ride and handling - tick. Mind blowing drive experience like no other - tick, tick, TICK.

These attributes are what people have come to expect from Lotus. And we don’t like to disappoint. After months of media speculation Group Lotus announced the latest addition to the family in Frankfurt: the extraordinary new Exige S, the ultimate lightweight high performance sportscar.

Alongside the staggering power to weight ratio, the Exige S has a completely new exterior and interior look and feel. The dramatic styling overhaul sees a completely new look for the Exige including a new front splitter and rear spoiler giving it a strong and aerodynamic profile.

There are two new interior package options available: Premium and Premium Sport. The Premium Pack provides added comfort and style where as the Premium Sport option focuses on creating an internal space optimised for ultimate driver involvement.

Built for the adrenalin hungry sportscar aficionado, the Exige S features high performance bespoke tyre package with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres as standard. A Lotus DPM (Dynamic Performance Management) switch allows the driver to switch between three driving modes: Touring, Sport and DPM off. And if three dynamic settings are not enough, an additional Race Pack option is available which adds a fourth driving mode setting: Race. This setting provides the maximum possible traction out of corners. The Race Pack also features Launch Control and an optimised suspension setting making the car perfect for letting rip on the track.

Commenting on the Exige S, Group Lotus Chief Executive Officer Dany Bahar said: "Anyone who has ever driven an Exige will tell you that it’s not for the faint-hearted. The new Exige S skips a few rungs on the ladder to give the driver the ultimate Lotus experience. Quite simply you can’t get more Lotus than the Exige S."

Exterior 360° View

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Exterior Color Options

2012 Lotus Exige S
  • Motorsport Black
  • Starlight Black
  • Carbon Grey
  • Military Grey
  • Arctic Silver
  • Pearl White
  • Aspen White
  • Laser Blue
  • Nightfall Blue
  • Racing Green
  • Motorsport Green
  • Mint White
  • Solar Yellow
  • Ardent Red
  • Velvet Red
  • Sienna Brown

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Lotus Exige S
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Lotus Exige S

Performance

Lotus Exige S

Pure Adrenaline

The Exige S takes corners better than Pele.

From headlights to rear wing, its aggressive stance underlines a performance pedigree few can match. Its 345 hp (350 PS) supercharged V6 engine is not for the faint hearted. Track-inspired details such as the all-new aerodynamic package through to its race-inspired steering wheel and supportive seats amplify its potent abilities. The thrill a Lotus gives you comes from the sensation of intimacy with the car. You would not expect any less though from a car developed for drivers by drivers. Expertly developed by the renowned Lotus ride and handling team at the Hethel test track, its dynamic capabilities are awe-inspiring in the way that only a Lotus can be.

Lotus Exige S

Pure Lotus

The Exige S features high performance Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres as standard with a Lotus DPM (Dynamic Performance Management) switch that allows the driver to switch between three driving modes: Touring, Sport and DPM off.

An additional Race Pack option is available offering a fourth driving mode providing maximum possible traction out of corners, an optimised track suspension setting and Launch Control.

And with two new interior package options available you get to spec your Exige S exactly as you want it. A Premium Pack option provides added comfort and style where as the Premium Sport option focuses on creating an internal cockpit optimised for ultimate driver involvement.

Lotus Exige S
Lotus Exige S
Lotus Exige S
Lotus Exige S

Interior

Cockpit Interior

The Exige's pure and driver focused interior is a very special place to be. Get comfortable in the bucket seats and grasp the small and prefectly contoured steering wheel. You will find all controls are carefully positioned for maximum ease of use under the most demanding of driving conditions.

Aluminium features strongly on the interior, and a machined aluminium handbrake grip and gear-lever knob are fitted as standard. The comprehensive instrument cluster features a full set of warning lights. The Elise has face level vents that can be positioned to keep you cool. Air-conditioning is available as an option.

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Full Specs

Exige S Exige S Roadster
  1. N/A: Not Available
  2. ∞ The fuel consumption and emission figures stated here were generated under official testing conditions and these fuel consumption and emission figures may not be capable of reproduction during normal road driving.
0-60 mph (seconds) 3.8 3.8
0-100 km/h (seconds) 4.0 4.0
0-100 mph (0-160 km/h) (seconds) 8.5 8.5
Max speed (mph (km/h)) 170 (274) 145 (233)
Max power 345 hp at 7000 rpm (257.5 kW) (350 PS) 345 hp at 7000 rpm (257.5 kW) (350 PS)
Max torque 295 lbft at 4500 rpm (400 Nm) 295 lbft at 4500 rpm (400 Nm)
Gear ratios in I 3.538:1 3.538:1
II 1.913:1 1.913:1
III 1.407:1 1.407:1
IV 1.091:1 1.091:1
V 0.9697:1 0.9697:1
VI 0.8611:1 0.8611:1
Reverse 3.831:1 3.831:1
Final drive 1st-4th 3.777:1 3.777:1
Final drive 5th-6th 3.238:1 3.238:1
Unladen vehicle mass (kg) 1,176 1,166
Fuel consumption (mpg (l/100 km))
Urban 19.5 (14.5) 19.5 (14.5)
Extra Urban 37.2 (7.6) 37.2 (7.6)
Combined 28 (10.1) 28 (10.1)
CO2 emissions (g/km) 236 236
Exige S Exige S Roadster
  1. * Dependent on local market - please consult your official local Lotus Cars dealer.
Mid-mounted
Transverse
Engine (cm3) 3456 3456
2GR FE engine
Aluminium lightweight and compact construction
V6 Supercharged
Water cooled
Chain driven Double Overhead Camshaft (DOHC)
exploiting a Variable Valve Timing & Lift-intelligent (VVTL-i) system
Lotus Dynamic Performance Management (DPM)
4 valves per cylinder
Lotus Sport developed supercharger installation
including intake manifold, plenum and induction system.
Harrop HTV1320 Supercharger with Eaton TVS
Multi-point sequential fuel injection and electronic ignition
Multi-point fuel injection
Lightweight flywheel
Rocker arms with low friction followers
Direct ignition system
Bore/stroke (mm) 94.0/83.0 94/0/83.0
Compression ratio 10.8:1 10.8:1
Power to weight ratio (ps/ton) 298 ps/ton (219 kW/ton) 300 ps/ton (220 kW/ton)
Fuel tank capacity 40 L 40 L
Exige S Exige S Roadster
6-speed, close ratio constant mesh helical gears
Lightweight flywheel and clutch
Exige S Exige S Roadster
Driver and passenger airbags
Track tuned ABS system
Composite front energy absorbing crash structure
Pre-tensioning seatbelts
Door side impact beams
S: Standard   O: Optional Exige S Exige S Roadster
    Lotus / AP-Racing four-piston fixed aluminium alloy front brake calipers S S
    Stainless steel braided hoses S S
    Servo-assisted track tuned 4-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) S S
    Fully independent sport suspension utilising unequal length wishbones S S
    Bilstein mono-tube gas dampers S S
    Eibach coaxial coil springs S S
    Pirelli P-Zero Corsa F:205/45/17 & R:265/35/18 S S
    Gloss black wheels 17 inch front, 18 inch rear S S
    Diamond cut wheels 17 inch front, 18 inch rear O O
    Tyre puncture repair aerosol S S
    Tool kit S S
    Air conditioning O O
    Lotus Dynamic Performance Management (DPM) S S
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