Lotus Exige S Reborn With Supercharged V6: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

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Lotus Exige S Reborn With Supercharged V6: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Having been cut from the Lotus lineup only recently Lotus hasn’t wasted any time in bringing back it’s hard-core track superstar, the Exige. Looking remarkably similar to its predecessor, the new Exige S is a solid 10-inches longer and 2-inches wider than that car.

Perhaps the biggest change, however, is under the hood, with the Evora S’s supercharged 3.5-liter V6 making 345-hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, enough to propel the Evora S to 60 mph in a seriously quick 3.8 seconds. Such an impressive speed is also as a result of an ultra light 2,380 lb targeted curb weight.

Known for a return-to-basics type of driving, the new bosses at Lotus have added some high-tech wizardry to the Exige. And while purists might gasp, they should be impressed. Unique to the Exige is a new Lotus DPM (Dynamic Performance Management) switch that allows the driver to switch between three different driving models: Touring, Sport and DPM off. Plus, when equipped with an optional Race Pack (which includes Launch Control), a Race setting helps deliver maximum possible traction in corners.

GALLERY: Lotus Exige S

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  • Kevin

    The car have 345HP and not 245HP. There is a mistake in your article.

  • Colum Wood

    Right you are Kevin. It’s been corrected.

  • Adam

    Also, the gallery is labeled Evora S, instead of Exige S.

  • D

    will the car sell in the usa

  • Les

    The extra length and elimiation of the roof scoop actually helps the looks of the Exige quite a lot. With the new engine it would be great fun to drive. Hope it comes to the US. Might be tempted to part with my supercharged Elise.

  • John R. Searle

    At 74 years of age I just hope I can get in and out of the thing, and that delivery isn’t delayed too long as one’s agility tends to suffer decrepitude with the passage of time. Mine’s a Nightfall Blue job. Thinking of having the wing mirrors and spoiler brackets painted silver. See you at Snetterton or Bedford Autodrome in the spring. Should be able to humble my missus in her R26R. Cheers!

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