At the 2006 Los Angeles International Auto Show, Lotus Cars USA, the subsidiary of Lotus Cars in North America, unveiled the MY2007 Lotus Sport Exige Cup. The 252 bhp, supercharged and intercooled sportscar is a completely out-of-the-box track car with a specification designed to prepare the budding driver for the grid at some of the finest and most challenging circuits in North America.
This year in partnership with the Cadena racing team, Lotus entered eighteen rounds of the British GT3 Championship with the stunning new Lotus Sport Exige GT3 racecar. The season finished with the Lotus Sport Cadena Race Team being crowned British GT3 Team Champions, with one race still remaining from their inaugural season of competition.
Lotus Cars USA Inc. has announced the prices for 2007 line-up: the new 220-hp Exige S will start at $56,990 and the price for 190-hp Elise roadster will rise to $43,990 for ’07, up $1,000 from ’06. The Exige S is a small lightweight sportscar weighing just 2057 lbs, powered by 218 hp high revving supercharged engine, giving a zero to 60 mph time of just 4.1 seconds. Because the basic car is so immensely strong but lightweight (935 kg, 2057 lbs), giving a power to weight ratio of 233.2 (...) More
It seems that another cool car is coming to USA. The supercharged Exige S will be available in here at a price of $56990. The Exige S is the "quickest Lotus production car ever made". It wights 2077 lbs and it is powered by a Toyota derived 1.8L four engine with a maximum output of 220 hp. The 0 to 60 mph sprint it is made in 4.1 second, and it reach the 100 mph in 11 second. The Exige S has a top speed of 148 (...) More
Lotus Engineering, the engineering consultancy division of Group Lotus Plc has developed a bio-ethanol E85 version of the Lotus Exige . The research vehicle is a true Lotus (it weighs just 930 kg unladen) and is called the Lotus Exige 265E. 265 indicates the approximate horsepower and is consistent with the naming strategy of other one-off and limited run Lotus variants such as the Lotus Sport Exige 240R; the E indicates the environmentally favourable bio-ethanol E85 fuel (85% ethanol alcohol and 15% petrol / gasoline) that powers this extremely high performing sportscar.
The Lotus Exige S - breathtaking performance from the fastest accelerating Lotus ever to come off the production line.A small lightweight sportscar weighing just 2057 lbs, powered by 218 hp high revving supercharged engine, giving a zero to 60 mph time of just 4.1 seconds. It comes straight off the production line and isn’t an “aftermarket special”.