The supercharged 3.5 V6 Exige S secured the top
honour from evo magazine’s ‘Car of the Year’
test, marking the huge achievement of the entire
Weighing-in at 1176kg, capable of reaching 62mph
from standing in 4 seconds and with a power to
weight ratio of 293bhp/ton, brimming with 400 Nm/295
lb ft of torque (@ 4500rpm) – the Exige S*
really is something special! Scrutinised by
evo’s panel of experts and pitted against the
best offerings to the sportscar market this year,
the Exige S ties with the Pagani Huayra for
first place in the toughest test in the industry.
Battling against nine opposing
candidates to make the top six selection in a
high octane shoot-out on road and track, and
then taking on the giants in the final round on
some of Scotland’s finest driving roads, this
couldn’t be a more exciting win for the
“gorgeous Exige S”.
Richard Meaden, motoring guru and evo
contributing editor remarked on the Exige S “I
adore its looks, its presence. It’s like a
little shrunk-down, condensed, distilled
supercar. And I love the fact that when you’re
on the road and going for it, it just takes off.”
The evo team clearly felt the spirit of the
Exige S, and in turn waxed lyrical about its
attributes. Lotus is incredibly proud of the
Exige S, and even though the calibre of this
year’s competition was immense, it could not top
the Exige S.
The Alpina B3 GT3, Toyota GT86, Mercedes C63 AMG
Black and Morgan 3 Wheeler were also entered,
but were eliminated in the first round.
For the £53,850** Exige S to tie with the
£820,000 Pagani is a massive accolade and
illustrates just what amazing value for fun the
Lotus powerhouse delivers.
So, the Exige S really is a good as it looks!
* Fuel economy figures for the Exige S mpg
(l/100km): Urban 19.5 (14.5), Extra urban 37.2
(7.6), Combined 28.0 (10.1). CO2 emissions for
the Exige S: 236 g/km.
** Price includes VAT and excludes on the road