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5 August 2011

Lotus Launches "Final Editions" of the Elise and Exige for North America

Lotus has announced the end of production for North American Elise and Exige models. The fact that the 1.8-liter 4-cylinder Toyota 2ZZ engine will no longer be available played an important role in this decission. Finally, there will be the following limited editions: Elise SC, Exige Matte Black and Exige S260 Final Editions.

Lotus will build and import into the US and Canada just 15 Elise SC, 25 Exige Matte Black and 30 Exige S260 Final Edition models.

2011 Elise SC Final Edition



This final edition will have a supercharged 218bhp engine, exclusive matte black paint detailing on the rear transom panel, roll hoop cover, hardtop and door mirror housings and an unprecedented level of standard equipment, this "Final" Elise makes a striking statement. Because just 15 Elise SC Final Editions will be built for the North American market, this car will be an instant collectible, available in Ardent Red, Aspen White, Carbon Grey and Chrome Orange

Specifications:
Rear diffuser with black anodized finish
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
Extruded aluminum storage tray and machined billet aluminum cup holder
Yokohama A048 high-performance tires
Black 14-spoke forged alloy wheels
Black ProBax sport seats with Alcantara trim
Sport suspension, springs and dampers

And also included as standard are:

Touring Pack:
Padded leather door panels
Perforated leather door inserts
Leather trimmed center console
Black perforated leather handbrake lever gaiter
Black carpet floor mats with embroidered Elise logo
Noise insulation material
iPodŽ stereo connectivity
Matte black painted hardtop
Limited slip differential (LSD)
Lotus Traction Control System (TCS)


2011 Exige Matte Black Final Edition



This final edition will have 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 be an instant 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
iPodŽ stereo connectivity
Extruded aluminum storage tray and machined billet aluminum cup holder

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


2011 Exige S260 Final Edition



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 will be built for the North American market, this car will be an instant 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
iPodŽ stereo connectivity
Extruded aluminum storage tray and machined billet aluminum cup holder

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