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Lotus Exige

  For Lotus Exige derivatives, please click here.
Lotus Exige S1 Lotus Exige (Type 111)

period: 2000 - 2002

engine: 1.796cc K-series/177 bhp

# made: 604

 

 

Lotus Exige S2 (Type 111)

period: 2004 - 2009

engine: 1796 cc Toyota VVTL-i / 189 bhp

made:

 

Lotus Sport Exige (Type 111)

period: 2005

engine: 2998 cc V6 GM racing engine/ 400 bhp

made:

 

Lotus Sport Exige 240R (Type 111)

period: 2005

engine: 1794 cc Toyota VVTL-i / 243 bhp , Eaton Supercharger 

# made: 50

This is a limited production, 50 cars worldwide, 40 cars for Europe and 10 for the Japanese market.

This car has interior trim in black with Lotus Sport Yellow highlights in leather. A numbered Lotus Sport build plate is fitted to the aluminium chassis member on the passenger side. The interior also includes sports seats, driver and passenger four-point harnesses which are fitted to a cross bar that is part of the motorsport specification T45 roll bar. New lightweight five spoke forged alloy wheels are of a slightly wider section to the standard Exige wheel to accommodate the optional extra track only specification slick tyres as well as the Yokohama A048 tyres, which come as standard. These wheels are painted in "Satin Black" for the Sport Yellow painted version of the Lotus Sport Exige 240R and "High Power Silver" for the Sport Black painted version.

In addition to the powerful four-cylinder engine, the Lotus Sport Exige 240R also includes specially developed Lotus Sport parts including upgraded brakes, stiffer springs and 2-way adjustable Ohlins dampers with ride height adjustment, an adjustable front anti-roll bar, twin oil coolers and an Accusump.
 

Lotus Exige Espionage (Type 111)

period: 2005

engine: 1796 cc Toyota VVTL-i / 189 bhp

made:

Have a look at the press release for more information.

Lotus Exige GT 3 (Type 111)

period: 2005 -

engine: race prepared 1796 cc Toyota VVTL-i / 285 bhp

made:

More information in the press release.

 

Lotus Exige S (Type 111)

period: 2006 -

engine: 1796 cc Toyota VVTL-i DHOC / 218 bhp 

# made:

 

Lotus Exige Cup Lotus Exige Cup (Type 111)

period: 2006 

engine: 1796 cc Toyota VVTL-i DHOC / 192 bhp 

# made:

Road Car Ready for Track Use

Lotus Exige Cup 240

Lotus Exige Cup 240 (Type 111)

period: 2006 

engine: 1796 cc Toyota VVTL-i DHOC / 247 bhp 

# made:

Road Cars Ready for Track Use

Apart from the differences in engine performance, the Lotus Exige Cup and Exige Cup 240 cars have identical specifications.

See the press release (november 2005) for more information.

Lotus Exige 265E (Type 111)

 period: 2006 

engine: 1796 cc Toyota VVTL-i DHOC, Roots compressor/ 264 bhp 

# made: prototype only

Lotus Engineering, the engineering consultancy division of Group Lotus Plc has developed a bio-ethanol E85 research vehicle.

 

Lotus Exige S British GT Special Edition

Lotus Exige S British GT Special Edition (Type 111)

period: 2006

engine: 1796 cc Toyota VVTL-i DHOC 218 bhp / 243 bhp (GT Pack)

# made:

Launched to celebrate the British GT3 Championship of the Lotus Sport Cadena Race Team.

 

 

Lotus Sport Exige Cup 255 (Type 111)

period: 2007

engine: 1796 cc Toyota VVTL-i DHOC 252 bhp

# made:

Road car ready for track use, not available to the U.K. market, more info in the press release (December 2006).

 

Lotus Exige GT 3 roadcar concept (Type 111)

period: 2007

engine: 1796 cc Toyota VVTL-i DHOC / 271bhp

# made:

More information in the press release.

 

Lotus Exige Club Racer (Type 111)

period: 2007

engine: 1796 cc Toyota VVTL-i DHOC / 218bhp

# made:

More information in the press release.

 

Lotus Exige S  (Type 111)

period: 2008 - 2009

engine: 1796 cc Toyota VVTL-i DHOC with Magnuson supercharcher / 240 bhp 

Performance pack option includes more horsepower due to using the supercharger and launch control. Please read the press release for more information, click here and also here.

# made:

 

Lotus Exige Sprint (Type 111)

period: 2008

Just 40 right hand drive Lotus Exige Sprints where made and for sale in the UK and Ireland in a duo-tone paint scheme of Aspen White on the lower portion of the body and a choice of Solar Yellow or Persian Blue on the upper portion of the body. The two colours are separated by a gold stripe bearing the name Exige Sprint on the doors on either side of the car.

The Lotus Exige Sprint includes as standard, ultra-lightweight forged alloy wheels, air conditioning, Sport Pack, Touring Pack and the newly available Performance Pack giving phenomenal acceleration of zero to 60 mph in just 4.0 seconds (estimated), reaching 100 mph in just another 6 seconds (estimated) before topping out at 146 mph. The Sprint also features a unique interior trim with distinctive embroidery and exterior decals.

More information in the press release, click here

Lotus Exige Cup 260 (Type 111)

period: 2008

engine: 1796 cc Toyota VVTL-i DHOC 257 bhp

# made:

Road car ready for track use, not available to the U.K. market, more info in the press release

 

Lotus Exige 270E Tri-Fuel (Type 111)

The Lotus Exige 270E Tri-fuel is the most powerful road version yet of the Exige (0-60 mph / 96 kph in 3.88 seconds, a top speed of 158 mph (255 km/h), 270 hp (201 kW / 273 PS at 8000 rpm) and it runs on any mixture of gasoline, bioethanol and methanol.

period: 2008

engine: 1796 cc Toyota  2ZZ-GE VVTL-i 270 bhp

# made: ? (research vehicle)

More information in the press release, click here

Lotus Exige Cup 260 (Type 111)

period: 2009

engine: 1796 cc Toyota VVTL-i DHOC 257 bhp

# made:

Road car ready for track use, more info in the press release

 

 

Lotus Exige S (Type 111) - model year 2010

period: 2009 -

engine: 1796 cc Toyota VVTL-i DHOC / 240 bhp 

# made:

More information in the press release, click here

 

Lotus Exige Cup 260 (Type 111)- model year 2010

period: 2009 -

engine: 1796 cc Toyota VVTL-i DHOC / 257 bhp

# made:

Road car ready for track use, more info in the press release

 

Lotus Exige Scura (Type 111)

period: 2009

engine: 1796 cc Toyota VVTL-i DHOC / 257 bhp 

# made: 35

More information in the press release, click here

Lotus Exige S Type 72 (Type 111)

period: 2009

engine: 1796 cc Toyota VVTL-i DHOC / 240 bhp 

# made: 20

The Exige S Type 72 celebrates the classic Type 72 Formula 1 car, various iterations of which achieved 20 Grand Prix victories between 1970 and 1974 while driven by such Lotus greats as Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fittipaldi, Ronnie Peterson and Mario Andretti. Based on the Exige S this special edition features Sport Pack, bespoke interior trim, gold detail exterior paintwork and unique forged wheels for an MRSP of £35,995.

To commemorate this illustrious list of Grand Prix wins, Lotus will produced 20 of this special edition vehicle for the UK, with orders to be accepted on a first come first served basis.

Basic specification details for this vehicle are as follows:
- Exige S
- Sport Pack
- Unique Machined Forged Wheels in Black and Gold
- Build plate, uniquely featuring the date of a GP win and venue
- Trim Upgrade (featuring full-leather interior with contrast stitching)
Phantom Black base colour with gold details on the exterior paintwork, including:
Piping around front splitter, side pods, spoiler end plates and front access panels
Gold painted Exige S logo on rear of vehicle
Gold painted Type 72 logo on rear three-quarter panel behind passenger window

Additional cost options include the following, all at standard pricing:
- Air Conditioning
- Performance Pack
- Limited Slip Diff

Lotus Sport Exige S (Type 111)

period: 2009

engine: 1796 cc Toyota VVTL-i DHOC / 240 bhp 

# made: 10

Based around the original Sport Elise (third image on the left), the vehicle which effectively formed the prototype for the Exige, this special edition celebrates 10 years of Lotus Sport. With Performance Pack as standard this Exige S makes use of carbon fibre exterior components, including front splitter, side pods and rear wing. To tie in with this milestone a production run of 10 cars, one for each year, was planned with a MRSP of £39,995.

Basic specification details for this vehicle are as follows:
- Exige S
- Performance Pack
- Sport Pack
- Touring Pack
- Trim Upgrade (featuring red and black microfibre)
- Metallic Green Lotus Sport Paint
- Dealer-Fit Decal Kit (sponsor side decals and Lotus Sport windscreen decal)
- Unique Machined Forged Wheels in Gold and Silver
- Carbon spoiler
- Carbon front splitter
- Carbon side pods

Additional cost options include the following, all at standard pricing:
- Air Conditioning
- Limited Slip Diff

Lotus Exige S (Type 111) RGB Special Edition

period: september 2010 -

engine: 257 hp (260 ps) Supercharged 2ZZ 1.8 engine

# made:

Made in celebration the legendary input of Roger Becker (RGB) who retired in January 2010 following 44 years of service. Lotus made a series of Lotus Elise and Lotus Exige sports cars in bespoke RGB Special Edition specification.

  • Lotus ultra lightweight forged alloy wheels
  • Performance pack
  • Sport pack
  • Touring pack
  • Four paint colours – Aspen White, Starlight Black, Solar Yellow & Carbon Grey
  • Roger Becker signature on rear of car
  • Roger Becker numbered plaque
  • Monochrome Lotus badges
  • Structural shear panel which gives increases lateral stiffness to the rear subframe by 30%
  • Air conditioning

See all the details in the press release, please click here
 

Lotus Exige Matte Black (Type 111) Final Edition

period: 2011

engine: 257 hp (260 ps) Supercharged 2ZZ 1.8 engine

# made: 25

This final edition has a supercharged and intercooled 257bhp engine, exclusive matte black paint finish, black Alacantara sport seats and a high level of standard equipment. With only 25 Exige Matte Black Final Editions for the North American market, this car will is an collectible.

Specifications:
257bhp supercharged and intercooled 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine
Exclusive Matte Black paint finish
Three-element rear diffuser with black anodized finish
Body-colored rear wing, front splitter, side scoops and roof scoop
Double shear track control arm brace
Black leather perforated steering wheel
Polished aluminum gear knob and handbrake sleeve
Driver and passenger front airbags
Air conditioning
Audio system with radio, single CD and MP3 player with four speakers
Remote activated central locking and alarm system with engine imobiliser
Engine start push button
Yokohama A048 high-performance tires
Black 5-spoke ultra-lightweight forged alloy wheels
Limited slip differential (LSD)


And also included as standard are:

Sport Pack:
Lotus Traction Control System (TCS)
BS4 T45 steel roll-over hoop and struts
Adjustable front anti-roll bar
ProBax sport seats with black Alcantara trim

Touring Pack:
Alcantara door panels
Alcantara door inserts
Alcantara trimmed center console
Black Alcantara handbrake lever gaiter
Black carpet floor mats with embroidered Exige logo
Noise insulation material
iPod® stereo connectivity
Extruded aluminum storage tray and machined billet aluminum cup holder

Track Pack:
Track suspension with adjustable dampers and adjustable ride height

Lotus Exige S260 (Type 111) Final Edition

period: 2011

engine: 257 hp (260 ps) Supercharged 2ZZ 1.8 engine

# made: 30

Comes with a supercharged and intercooled 257bhp engine and a high level of standard equipment, available in the full array of Lotus exterior colors. As only 30 Exige S260 Final Editions were built for the North American market, this car will be a collectible.

Specifications:
257bhp supercharged and intercooled 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine
Full Lotus exterior color range available (Standard & Metallic paints at no extra cost, Lifestyle & Limited paints at an extra cost)
Three-element rear diffuser with black anodized finish
Body-colored rear wing, front splitter, side scoops and roof scoop
Double shear track control arm brace
Black leather perforated steering wheel
Polished aluminum gear knob and handbrake sleeve
Driver and passenger front airbags
Air conditioning
Audio system with radio, single CD and MP3 player with four speakers
Remote activated central locking and alarm system with engine immobilizer
Engine start push button
Yokohama A048 high-performance tires
Black Y-type 5-spoke forged alloy wheels
Limited slip differential (LSD)


And also included as standard are:

Sport Pack:
Lotus Traction Control System (TCS)
BS4 T45 steel roll-over hoop and struts
Adjustable front anti-roll bar
ProBax sport seats

Touring Pack:
Padded leather door panels
Padded leather door inserts
Leather trimmed center console
Black perforated leather handbrake lever gaiter
Black carpet floor mats with embroidered Exige logo
Noise insulation material
iPod® stereo connectivity
Extruded aluminum storage tray and machined billet aluminum cup holder

Track Pack:
Track suspension with adjustable dampers and adjustable ride height

Exige S

period: 2013 -

engine: Mid mounted, transverse 3.5 litre DOHC V6 VVT-i engine, 4 valves per cylinder, equipped with Harrop HTV 1320 Supercharger utilising Eaton TVS Technology.

# made:

The new Exige, introduced at the IAA in Frankfurt in September 2011

max power 345 hp at 7000 rpm (350 PS / 258 kW), max torque 295 lbft at 4500 rpm (400 Nm), Max speed 170 mph (274 km/h), 0-60 mph 3.8 seconds, 0-100 km/h 4.0 seconds.

First cars delivered in March 2013

More information can be found here.

 

Exige R-GT

This is the rally version of the new Exige S and is powered by the same V6 3.5 litre engine as the new road Exige, significant changes have been made to the gearbox and the restrictors on the engine in order to control the power. Lotus will initially partner with several customer teams following the tried and tested method in which Lotus entered IndyCar and returned to Le Mans.
 

More information can be found here.

Exige V6 Cup

Cup version for track or road, more information can be found here

Exige V6 CupR

Race bred version of the Exige V6 Cup, more information can be found here

 

Exige S Roadster

period: 2013 -

engine: Mid mounted, transverse 3.5 litre DOHC V6 VVT-i engine, 4 valves per cylinder, equipped with Harrop HTV 1320 Supercharger utilising Eaton TVS Technology.

# made:

max power 345 hp at 7000 rpm (350 PS / 258 kW), max torque 295 lbft at 4500 rpm (400 Nm), Max speed 145 mph (233 km/h), 0-60 mph 3.8 seconds, 0-100 km/h 4.0 seconds.

The Roadster differs from the Coupe with the deletion of the roof, front splitter and rear spoiler plus a softer suspension set up more in tune with its lifestyle focussed market. The car is limited to 145mph, down from the 170mph top speed of the Coupe.
 

More information can be found here