Lotus heritage for blending the extreme and the sublime is portrayed in the incredible Exige S – a lightweight, competition inspired sports car that integrates grand touring luxury and sporty aggression into one ultra dramatic package. 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 recognizable.
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 focused 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 aluminum 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 optimized on track.
Dramatic styling comprising sleek body with sculptured, lean form and track focused 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 caliper brakes. A slick shifting 6 speed manual with optimized 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.
Max Power: 345hp (258kW) 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