Lotus Exige

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The 2-door, 2-seat Lotus Exige series sports car debuted in 2000. It is the 2-door, 2-seat sedan version of the Lotus Elise. The debut version of the carried a 1.8 L Rover K Series engine and had broader wheel arches, and featured a fiberglass top and large rear spoiler. The next release came in 2004 when the Series 2 Exige, featuring a 1.8 L Toyota engine, was released. The year 2005 saw a limited release of fifty Lotus Exiges in yellow and black colors, the color of Lotus Sport. The limited Exiges carried a Toyota engine with a blower that increased the power produced up 243 bhp. This 2005 version was manufactured to race exclusively in high-end sportscar races in Southeast Asia.

2007 Lotus Exige S

On February 9, 2006, Lotus announced the launching of the 2007 Lotus Exige S, another surefire hit among the Lotus family of lightweight sports cars. Equipped by a powerful 218 hp supercharged engine, it has an amazingly light weigh of 2057 lbs or 935 kg. The result is a fantastic speed of 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds.

Just like its predecessors, this latest addition is essentially a sedan version of the Lotus Elise, which also has the same vital components - 190 hp, 1.8 Liter, 4-cylinder Toyota engine, 6-speed manual gear, extruded aluminum chassis, and a plastic body. But in its entirety, and given all other features, the Lotus Exige manages to be a completely different car, even faster and with more radical features.

With all its fully-loaded speed, The Lotus Exige S is not just for the race tracks. It is also a sportscar that can very well be used for that leisurely cruise down city streets and back roads.

Exige Cup and Exige Cup 240

From the basic Lotus Exige spawned the Exige Cup and Exige Cup 240.

True to its brand, the Lotus Exige Cup is equipped with the same modern racing ensemble that the Lotus Exige is known for. It is the perfect speed-drive-s unit, with its adjustable suspension, limited slip differential, standard switchable traction control, and a car interior that affords ultimate safety. This top-of-the-line racer features fuel and ignition kill switches, and an optional FIA-sanctioned 6-point roll cage.

The Lotus Exige Cup 240 is the offshoot of the Lotus Exige Cup, now with a supercharged and intercooled machine that produces 243 hp and 174 lbft.