The third and final vehicle of the special edition series announced by Lotus is called the Exige S260 Final Edition. This vehicle, like the two that preceded it, was created as a celebration of the end of production for renowned North American bound Elise and Exige models. It will be limited to 30 units and will carry a price tag of $67,500.
Unlike the other two special edition model - Exige Matte Black Final Edition and Elise SC Final Edition - the Exige S260 Final Edition will be offered in the full array of Lotus exterior colors, but it will be distinguished by a slew of other features that will make it stand out from the every day model.
The Lotus Exige S260 Final Edition will be powered by a supercharged and intercooled 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 275 HP. This engine is the very reason why the Exige model will be discontinued. Apparenly, the 1.8-liter 4-cylinder Toyota 2ZZ engine that powers all North American Elise and Exige models is continually unavailable. Therefore, the production of this model will cease for North America by the end of August 2011.
Details on the Lotus Exige S260 Final Edition after the jump.
Exterior and Interior
As a limited edition model, Lotus is making sure that the Exige S260 Final Edition comes with some special features. The model will be offered in a number of packages, including a tour package, a track package, and an LSD model. All these offers come with standard equipment for the car. In addition, the Touring package will also receive sport seats trimmed a choice of colors, including black, red, magnolia, or biscuit leather. Meanwhile, the Track package comes with double adjustable Ohlins dampers, and a torque-sensing limited slip differential to go with a set of Black Y type spoke forged wheels fitted with A048 tires. Optional features include a full range of color choices and a StarShield system.
Other features include a 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 and a set of black Y-type 5-spoke forged alloy wheels.
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The Exige S260 will be powered by a 1.8-liter, mid-mounted 4-cylinder supercharged engine that produces 257 horsepower with a Synchromesh 6-speed transaxle with a lockout reverse gear, a variable slip traction control, and launch control.
The Lotus Exige S260 Final Edition will only have 30 available units with each model having a standard retail price of $67,500.
Limited to 30 units