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22 May 2013

 

Get ready for the fastest ever Lotus convertible!

 

This summer the critically acclaimed Lotus Exige S loses its roof and
gains a new character. As capable as its coupé counterpart, the Exige
S Roadster retains all the intent of a race-bred sports car but also
possesses the poise of a sleek convertible.

 

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Sitting alongside the Exige S, Exige Cup and Exige Cup R, the Exige S Roadster completes the Exige lineup
and enhances the track focussed collection by providing a new facet to the range. Powered by the
same 3.5L V6 as the coupé variants and weighing in 10kg less than the Exige S at 1166kg, none of the
exhilarating performance of the phenomenal Exige range is compromised, yet the driver is only ‘two clicks
and a roll’ away from cruising in open-top style thanks to the lightweight, factory-fitted soft top.
Achieving 0-60 mph from standing in 3.8 seconds, delivering 345 hp at 7000 rpm (350 PS) and 295 lb ft of
torque at 4500 rpm, the Roadster matches the coupé’s mechanical performance and retains its £52,900
price tag, but style takes an understated approach having shed its rear wing and front splitter to maximise
airflow over its sleek silhouette.
The introduction of the new Exige to the Lotus product range has provided a new opportunity for the
Norfolk based sports car brand to expand and strengthen its production resource, generating new jobs and
opportunities for skilled individuals who want to be part of the Lotus story.
The Exige S Roadster is the perfect car for a ‘joy’ ride; what better way is there to enjoy the panoramic
views of the world’s most beautiful roads than when they are enhanced by the purposeful roar of a V6
soundtrack and to feel the wind in your hair and sun on your skin?
Exige S Roadster is now available to order with the full list of options and extras as available on the Exige
S coupé, with the extra interior option of quilted leather seat and door trim details.

 

The Exige S Roadster at a glance:

• Max Power 345 hp (350 PS) at 7000 rpm
• Max Torque 295 lb ft (400 NM) at 4500 rpm
• 0 – 60 mph 3.8 seconds
• 0 – 100 km/h 4.0 seconds
• Max Speed 145 mph (233 km/h)*
• Weight 1166 kg

 

The Exige S Roadster in more detail:

 

Engine: Mid-mounted, transverse 3.5 litre DOHC V6 VVTi, 24-valve equipped with Harrop HTV
1320 Supercharger.

Transmission: 6 speed manual with sports ratios only from launch. Paddle shift options for Exige S
Roadster will be considered subject to demand.
Suspension: Fully independent double wishbone suspension with front and rear anti-roll bar. Bilstein
high performance gas dampers and Eibach coaxial springs.
Braking & Dynamic systems:
• AP-Racing four-piston callipers with ventilated and cross drilled cast-iron discs.
• Lotus / BOSCH Developed ABS/ESP system
• Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
• Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
• Cornering Brake Control (CBC)
• Lotus Dynamic Performance Management (Lotus DPM)

Wheels & Tyres: Lightweight cast alloy wheels (17” front and 18” rear) clad with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres.
Pricing: Prices below are an illustration of pricing structures in selected markets only.
Exige S Roadster Exige S
UK (incl VAT) £52,900 GBP £52,900 GBP
EU (Excl Taxes) € 55,378 Euros € 55,378 Euros
Japan (Inc Taxes) ¥8,500,000 YEN ¥8,500,000 YEN
Motorsport variants are available at GBP rates only. The Exige Cup is priced from £52,495 for the base
model and the Exige Cup R from £62,495 both pries excluded VAT, local taxes and on-road costs.
Fuel consumption for Exige S is – urban 19.5 mpg – 14.5 litres / 100km, extra urban 37.2
mpg – 7.6 litres / 100km, combined – 28.0 mpg – 10.1 litres / 100km. CO2 emissions 236 g
CO2 / km.

 

About Lotus

Group Lotus plc, is based in Norfolk, UK, and has three operating divisions: Lotus Cars, Lotus
Engineering and Lotus Racing.
Lotus Cars builds world class, high performance sports cars including the award-winning Evora,
the iconic Elise and the stunning Exige.
Lotus Engineering provides comprehensive and versatile consultancy services to many of the
world's OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers and is an internationally recognised automotive engineering
consultancy. Global facilities include those in the US, China and offices in Germany and Japan.
Lotus is a global high-tech company, committed to driving forward technology for both Lotus Cars
and its Engineering clients, spearheading research into such areas as hybrids, electric vehicles
and renewable fuels.
Lotus Racing is the motorsport division of Group Lotus Plc. It builds and develops vehicles for
GT racing with the Evora GX, GTC, GT4, and GTS, in addition to racing vehicles such as the
Exige V6 Cup and Elise Cup cars. PETRONAS is the Official Lubricants Partner for Lotus Racing
vehicles competing in various high profile international GT categories. Lotus also competes in
F1® with the Lotus F1 Team, racing in the iconic Black and Gold Livery.
Lotus Originals is the retail operation for all of Lotus’ non-car products. A diverse collection of
luxury apparel, luggage, gifts, toys and limited edition collectables can be bought online at
www.lotusoriginals.com or at any of the dedicated Lotus Originals outlets including the flagship
Regent Street store in London’s Piccadilly.

 

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