/2011 IAA: Lotus Exige S

2011 IAA: Lotus Exige S

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Lotus unveiled the all-new Exige S in Frankfurt, as the ultimate lightweight high performance sportscar.

The Exige S achieves its great performance through lightness, and big power to weight ratio. The targeted weight for this car is about 1080 kg, and it’s got 350 PS to carry that weight around.

The new Exige also has a race car body kit fro maximum downforce and features high performance bespoke tyre package with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres as standard. A Lotus DPM (Dynamic Performance Management) switch allows the driver to switch between three driving modes: Touring, Sport and DPM off.

You can also order the Race Pack option which addds a Race mode to the driving settings, Launch Control and an optimised suspension.

There are two new interior package options available: Premium and Premium Sport. The Premium Pack provides added comfort and style where as the Premium Sport option focuses on creating an internal space optimised for ultimate driver involvement.

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Lotus Exige S Technical Specifications

  • Engine: Mid-mounted, transverse, 3456 cm3, 2GR-FE engine, V6, 24 valve
  • Max Power: 350 PS / 257.5 kW / 345 hp @ 7000 rpm
  • Max Torque: 400 Nm / 295 lb ft @ 4500 rpm
  • Transmission: EA60 6 speed transverse Sports Ratios manual gearbox with open differential
  • 0-100 km/h: ~3.8 seconds
  • 0-160 km/h: 7.9 seconds
  • Maximum speed: ~274 km/h / ~170 mph
  • Fuel tank capacit: 40 litres ( 8.8 gal [UK] )
  • Dimensions
    • Wheelbase: 2370 mm
    • Track
      • front: 1453 mm
      • rear: 1499 mm
    • Overall length: 4052 mm
    • Overall width (door mirrors excluded): 1802 mm
    • Overall height – midladen (as per unladen with 2x 75 kg occupants): 1153 mm
    • Overhang
      • front: 880 mm (including splitter)
      • rear: 802 mm
    • Ramp Angle
      • front: 7.4 degrees
      • rear: 16.4 degrees
    • Target Vehicle mass – kerb: 1,080 kg

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