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Lotus Elise SC and Exige S RGB Special Editions

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In honor of their recently retired vehicle engineering director Roger Becker who spent 44 years of his life with the Norfolk-based company, Lotus has released two special editions based on the Elise and the Exige, both sporting the RGB badge. And both models get powerful versions of the 1.8 liter Toyota engine to provide a high level of performance.

The Elise SC RGB Special Edition has a supercharged 217 hp (220 ps) 1.8 litre engine which blesses it with a 0-60 mph time of 4.3 seconds (0-100kmh in 4.6 seconds). The Lotus Exige S RGB Special Edition uses the range topping 257 (260 ps) supercharged and intercooled 1.8 litre engine which endows it with a 0-60 mph in around 4 seconds and a phenomenal aerodynamic downforce figure of 92.5 lbs (42 kg) at 100 mph (160 kmh).

Each models is also distinguished by its exclusive body color. You can choose form four shades including Aspen White, Starlight Black, Solar Yellow & Carbon Grey. There’s also Roger Becker’s signature on the side of the bodywork and special monochrome Lotus nose badge.The interior too has a numbered interior plaque.

The Lotus Elise SC RGB Special Edition in more detail

– 217 hp (220 ps) supercharged 1.8 litre engine
– Lotus ultra lightweight forged alloy wheels
– Sport pack
– Touring pack
– Four paint colours – Aspen White, Starlight Black, Solar Yellow & Carbon Grey
– Roger Becker signature on rear of the car
– Roger Becker numbered plaque
– Monochrome Lotus badges
– Air conditioning
– Recommended Retail Price:
o UK: £38,550 (including VAT)
o Euro Zone: € 43,655 (excluding regional taxes)
o Switzerland: CHF 71,435 (excluding taxes)
Official European Combined Cycle = 8.5 litres / 100 km (33.2 mpg)
Official European Extra Urban Cycle = 6.4 litres/100 km (44.1 mpg)
Official European Urban Cycle = 11.8 litre/100 km (23.9 mpg)
199 g/km of CO2

The Lotus Exige S RGB Special Edition in more detail

– Standard Features
– 257 hp (260 ps) Supercharged 2ZZ 1.8 engine
– Lotus ultra lightweight forged alloy wheels
– Performance pack
– Sport pack
– Touring pack
– Four paint colours – Aspen White, Starlight Black, Solar Yellow & Carbon Grey
– Roger Becker signature on rear of car
– Roger Becker numbered plaque
– Monochrome Lotus badges
– Structural shear panel which gives increases lateral stiffness to the rear subframe by 30%
– Air conditioning
– Recommended Retail Price:
o UK: £41,950 (including VAT)
o Euro Zone: € 50,042 (excluding regional taxes)
o Switzerland: CHF 81,887 (excluding taxes)
Official European Combined Cycle = 8.5 litres / 100 km (33.2 mpg)
Official European Extra Urban Cycle = 6.5 litres/100 km (43.5 mpg)
Official European Urban Cycle = 11.9 litre/100 km (23.7 mpg)
199 g/km of CO2

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Roger Becker said, “I am honoured that Lotus has named these two special editions after me, especially as it allows me to offer the customer my favourite specifications. The past 44 years have been an incredible journey and I’m looking forward to watching Lotus progress in the future, I have no doubt that the company will continue to go from strength to strength.”

Andreas Prillmann, Chief Commercial Officer for Lotus Cars said, “I would like to thank Roger for his dedication to Lotus It’s fitting that an exclusive number of the last of the 1.8 litre Elises and Exiges for Europe are dedicated to Roger, who has been instrumental in the development of so many Lotus cars over the years, in particularly the Evora, the Exige and the recent versions of the Elise. Not only has his extensive knowledge and learning been passed on to our team of talented and skilled engineers, but also his passion for the Lotus brand and heritage has helped Lotus grow into the world class organisation that it is today.”

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