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November 2013

 

Introducing the Exige S

 

The ultimate expression of performance, the Lotus Exige S is a true
race car for the road.

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The Exige S blends the extreme and the sublime. In true Lotus fashion, it traces its origins back to
motorsport, conceived from technology developed in competition. With its highly tuned engine, dramatic
styling, and hardcore handling - Lotus’ recipe for intense performance remains instantly recognisable.
The aggressive lines of the Exige S underline its racing pedigree; its track inspired aerodynamics a
statement of its performance ability. Lotus’ engineering and motorsport expertise is clear from the
focussed aesthetics of the Exige and performance follows suit; it’s a sports car that delivers on both road
and track, its lightweight chassis and awesome supercharged engine provides a perfect balance of power
and weight.
The state-of-the-art Exige chassis is composed of an extruded and bonded aluminium structure, developed
for its lightweight yet incredibly stiff design, with a central tub containing the driver’s cockpit and safety
cell – a format closely reflecting the layout of modern-day racing cars. Its unique design ensures an
extremely rigid chassis, and the perfect foundation for an agile sports car.
Underneath the new Exige S body lays the key to its potent performance, a mid-mounted, supercharged V6
producing 258 kW and a staggering 400 Nm of torque. Coupling this powerplant with the Exige’s sublime
chassis provides the perfect foundation for this unparalleled sports car.
Intense performance comes from intensive detail. Lotus’ motorsport expertise features strongly in the
Exige’s design and engineering, with race-derived components such as double wishbone suspension,
Bilstein dampers, Eibach springs and AP Racing track tuned braking systems, every component having
been carefully developed and optimised on track.

 

Dramatic styling comprising sleek body with sculptured, lean form and track focussed aerodynamic
package conveys the racing purpose of the Exige even before the engine is fired.
Helping the driver harness the incredible power is a Dynamic Performance Management system (DPM)
that offers extra stability when the high levels of grip are exceeded. A selectable ‘Sport’ mode takes DPM
one step further, allowing the driver to safely explore the limits even more.
The transition from twisting track to open road does not faze the Exige S, with its expertly engineered
suspension working in harmony with its chassis and sticky Pirelli tyres, ensuring swift progress without
compromising driver involvement or feedback. Whatever the circumstances - tight hairpin, sweeping curve
or flowing straight, the Exige S is superbly poised and controlled, delivering confidence-inspiring feedback.
At the slightest urge, the supercharged engine delivers immediate throttle response thanks to ample torque
available throughout the rev range. Immense stopping power comes via huge cross-drilled and ventilated
four-piston calliper brakes. A slick shifting 6 speed manual with optimised sports ratios puts you in total
control of the driving experience.
The Exige S cuts an imposing silhouette on the road, instantly standing out from the crowd. From its
purposeful design to its awe inspiring dynamic capabilities, the Exige S’ intent is clear. Its credentials may
be proven on track, but it is equally at home on the road.
Raw performance, agility, unparalleled ride and handling and mind blowing drive experience: these
attributes are what people have come to expect from Lotus, and the Exige S doesn’t disappoint. With a 258
kW supercharged V6 engine powering it from 0-100 km/h in only 4 seconds, this track developed road car
isn’t for the faint-hearted. Performance is accessed via a 6 speed manual transmission with perfectly
matched ratios.
Thrills come from the incredible sensation of intimacy experienced in the Exige S. But you wouldn’t expect
any less from a car developed for drivers by drivers. Expertly honed by the renowned Lotus ride and
handling team on some of the world’s most demanding test circuits including the Hethel test track, its
dynamic capabilities are awe-inspiring.

 

PERFROMANCE
Max Power 2578 kW at 7000 rpm
Max Torque 400 Nm at 4500 rpm
0 – 100 km/h 4.0 seconds
Max Speed 274 km/h
Weight 1176 kg
FUEL CONSUMPTION
Urban 14.5 l/100km
Extra Urban 7.6 l/100km
Combined 10.1 l/100km
CO2 emissions 236 g/km

 

About Lotus

Group Lotus plc, wholly-owned subsidiary of DRB-HICOM, is based in Norfolk, UK, and has
three operating divisions: Lotus Cars, Lotus Engineering and Lotus Motorsport.
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 Motorsport 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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