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Lotus Exige
Technical specifications

Vehicle Description Technical Specifications
Engine Mid-mounted, transverse, 1796 cm3, 2ZZ-GE engine, Metal Matrix Composite (MMC) & aluminium lightweight and compact construction, 4 cylinders in line, water cooled, naturally aspirated with double overhead camshafts exploiting a Variable Valve Timing & Lift with intelligence (VVTL-i) system, hydraulic tappets, 4 valves per cylinder, multi-point sequential fuel injection and electronic ignition.
Engine management Lotus T4 engine control unit
Max Power 141 kW ( 189 hp, 192 PS ) @ 7800 min-1
Max Torque 181 Nm ( 133 lbft, 18.5 kgm ) @ 6800 min-1
Power to weight ratio 161 kW/t ( 216 hp/t, 219 PS/t )
Specific power output 78.5 kW/§¤ ( 105 hp/§¤, 107 PS/§¤ )
Emissions control Three-way catalytic converter.

Euro IV emissions compliant with full On-Board Diagnostics (OBD).

Transmission C64 Gearbox, aluminium lightweight construction, 6-speed, close ratio, constant mesh helical gears and open differential.
Suspension Fully independent sport suspension utilising unequal length wishbones, Bilstein mono-tube gas damper, Eibach coaxial coil spring at each corner and front anti-roll bar.
Chassis Lotus designed lightweight structure of epoxy bonded

aluminium alloy extrusions with integral steel seat-belt support structure

and lightweight steel rear subframe.

Steering Solidly mounted mechanical rack and pinion steering box with 2.8 turns lock-to-lock.
Brakes Servo-assisted, track tuned 4-channel Antilock Braking System (ABS) with Lotus/AP-Racing twin-piston fixed aluminium alloy front brake calipers, Brembo single-piston sliding rear calipers and 282 mm diameter, 26 mm thick front and rear cast-iron ventilated & cross-drilled discs.
Gear ratios First 3.116 :1

Second

2.050 :1

Third

1.481 :1

Fourth

1.166 :1

Fifth

0.916 :1

Sixth

0.815 :1

Reverse

3.250 :1

Final drive

4.529 :1
Performance Figures  
0-60 mile/h 4.9 s
0-100 km/h 5.2 s
0-100 mile/h ( ˜ 0-160 km/h ) 13.2 s
Maximum speed 237 km/h ( 147 mph)
Fuel consumption - urban 12.1 §¤/100 km ( 23.3 mile/gal (UK) )
Fuel consumption - extraurban 6.8 §¤/100 km ( 41.5 mile/gal (UK) )
Fuel consumption - combined 8.8 §¤/100 km ( 32.1 mile/gal (UK) )
C02 emissions 208 g/km
Weight distribution 38% Front - 62% Rear
Fuel tank capacity 40 §¤ ( 8.8 gal (UK) )
Luggage capacity 112 §¤ - 50 kg
Dimensions  
Wheelbase 2300 mm
Track - front 1457 mm
Track - rear 1507 mm
Overall length 3797 mm
Overall width (door mirrors excluded) 1727 mm
Overall width (door mirrors included) 1850 mm
Overall height - midladen (as per unladen with 2x 75 kg occupants) 1159 mm
Overhang - front 805 mm
Overhang - rear 692 mm
Ground cleareance - midladen (as per unladen with 2x 75 kg occupants) 130 mm
Vehicle mass - unladen (running order, full tank of fuel, no occupants, no luggage) 875 kg (no options) - 916 kg (full options)