|2011 Exige S||2013 Exige S Roadster|
2012 Lotus Exige S Roadster news, pictures, and information
Lotus unleashes its fastest roadster EVER: The Exige S RoadsterMore raw than a Japanese tasting menu, the Lotus Exige S Roadster combines its coupé twin's mesmerizing grunt and handling wîth an open air experience that makes the driver feel all the more at one wîth the road.
It's the first time an Exige model has been offered wîth a factory-fitted soft top roof, one which is typically lightweight and easy to put up and take down.
In true Lotus fashion the finely tuned suspension delivers a responsive ride and sublimely agile handling, whilst the supercharged 3.5 V6 engine wîth race-derived technologies delivers stunning performance. Reaching 100 kph from standing in a neck-snapping 4 seconds (0 - 60 mph in 3.8 seconds) and 0-160 kph (0-100 mph) in 8.5 seconds this little roadster packs a punch both on and off the track. The top speed for the Exige S Roadster is 233 kph (145 mph) and it produces just 236 g of CO2 per km.
With a targeted weight of just under 1100 kg, this is one of the lightest six-cylinder roadsters on the market by some margin.
Outside, it's a fine balance of beauty and the beast. The drop-top adds extrovert style to the Exige's already muscular contours, at the same time it is an elegant machine that keeps its clenched fist under wraps.
|Engine : 3.5 L., 6-cylinder|
Power: 345 hp
Torque: 295 ft-lbs
The car comes wîth two different suspension settings. There's the standard setting for an active driving experience suited to public roads; and an optional setting as part of the Race Pack for maximum performance, developed for track use. The launch control system can be activated when the car is in Race mode.
Inside, the car is a lesson in stylish minimalism and functionality. The customer can specify a comfort enhanced plush interior or go for a more stripped down, sporty option.
The car has been developed for the main markets such as Europe and Asia. The Exige S Roadster will not be available to the Ú.S market.
Fuel economy figures for the Exige S Roadster wîth manual gearbox: Úrban 14.5 l/100km (19.5 mpg), Extra urban 7.6 l/100km (37.2 mpg), Combined 10.1 l/100 km (28.0 mpg). CO2 emissions for the Exige S Roadster: 236 g/kmSource - Lotus
|Chrysler Group To Auction Chairman And CEO Sergio Marchionne's Customized 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8|
|•Auction will take place April 4-6, 2013 at Barrett-Jackson in Palm Beach, Fla. •Highest bidder will receive Marchionne's autographed and customized 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 and powerful Mopar Gen III 426 HEMI® V-8 crate engine •All proceeds will go to United Way for Southeastern Michigan March 11, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - In support of United Way for Southeastern Michigan (UWSEM), a package of Chrysler Group Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne's customized 2011 Dodge Cha...[Read more...]|
|TOYOTA GT86 IS CAR BUYER'S COUPE OF THE YEAR|
|Announcing the award on Friday (1 March), Steve Fowler, Car Buyer Editor-in-Chief, said: 'The GT86 is a fine example of Toyota doing what it does best: understanding the needs of a target market and delivering – in this case a focused sports car that's all about driving enjoyment, yet at an affordable price.' It's a neat summary of the essential qualities that have made the low, light and lithe GT86 an instant hit with media and motorists alike. Giving the Toyota a 4.8-out-of-five rating...[Read more...]|
|MINI AT THE 83RD GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW 2013|
|The passion for extreme driving fun, a richly varied model range and the wide selection of personalization options for which MINI is renowned form the centerpiece of the British premium brand's stand at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show. As part of its ongoing model push, MINI is introducing further additions to its portfolio of attractive design models. Indeed, this year's Geneva Show will host the world premiere of the MINI Clubman Bond Street. Generously equipped and with a searching e...[Read more...]|
|CHRYSLER GROUP LLC DRIVES AWAY WITH HIGHEST AND MOST HONORS AT THE 20TH ANNUAL TEXAS TRUCK RODEO|
|Vehicles from Ram Truck and Jeep® brands win eight of 19 awards from the Texas Auto Writers Association at this year's Texas Truck Rodeo •'Truck of Texas' awarded to the 2013 Ram 1500 •Jeep Grand Cherokee - the most awarded SUV in history – captures 'SUV of Texas' award for third consecutive year October 22, 2012 , SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Ram Truck and Jeep® brand vehicles won significantaccolades this year at the 20thannual Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) Texas Truck Rodeo. ...[Read more...]|
|Camaro 1LE Laps Virginia International Raceway in 2:58.34|
|The 2013 road-racing inspired Chevrolet Camaro 1LE, with Camaro engineer Aaron Link behind the wheel, lapped the famed Virginia International Raceway (VIR) 'Grand Course' in 2:58.34 – a time previously accomplished by only the upper echelon of performance cars. The $3,500 1LE package is available on Camaro 1SS and 2 SS coupes, with a manual transmission. A Camaro 1SS with the 1LE package starts at $37,035, including destination, making it one of the most affordable, most capable performance...[Read more...]|
|2012 Lotus models|
|Lotus Exige Matte Black Final Edition|
|Lotus Exige R-GT||2012 Lotus Concepts|
|Lotus Evora GTE China Edition|
|Lotus Evora GTE Road Car Concept|
|Other models by Lotus|
|Related Articles and Event Coverage|
|2012 Geneva Salon International de l'Auto|
51 and 51A
Elite Type 14 Coupé
|2011 Exige S||2013 Exige S Roadster|