We have heard rumors of a new Lotus Exige for quite some time now, but the car has finally been caught testing. This may be one of the ugliest camouflages we have ever seen, but if Lotus thought that would keep our spy photographers away, then they were very, very wrong. The new Lotus Exige will make its world debut in 2012 at the Geneva Motor Show.

The prototype seen in these spy shots reveals a new nose inspired by the one from the Evora and a completely different rear end, both of which make the car appear much longer. The roofline is also different from the one in the current model. The mules previously caught testing where all wider so we suspect that the new Exige is also slightly wider than the current one.

Under the hood, Lotus will place the same engine as in the Evora: a 3.5 liter V6 producing 280 HP in the normal version and 350 HP in the S version. The prototype also gets bigger brakes, another indication the model will deliver better performance numbers.


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  (484) posted on 08.5.2011

They thought they can hide the guts of the car. HAHA! I wonder how photographers able to wait from time to time when the car is about to test. Waiting is the hardest thing to do.

  (273) posted on 08.5.2011

Longer and wider body plus an added power output is pretty impressive. Well, I guess there’s a good reason for us to wait on this production. If I’m not mistaken the speed performance of this vehicle is more powerful compare to the Evora.

  (334) posted on 08.5.2011

Yeah, they have offered a long wheel base for this future production, I bet the interior will be wider. I hope to see the front view of the car and see its new nose! I think the most impressive part here is the upgraded engine. There’s an increase of 23 hp on its deliver power and its quite impressive compare to the standard output.

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