2012 Lotus Exige To Be Sold In America As Track-Only Car, $85,000 MSRP

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

Lotus will offer the Exige in 2012 as a track-only car in America, despite killing off the street-legal Elise and Exige due to air bag laws and the discontinuation of the car’s 1.8L Toyota 4-cylinder motor.

The 2012 Exige for North America will be based on the Exige S and get a 3.5L supercharged V6 from the Evora making 345 horsepower. 60 mph comes up in 3.8 seconds and the car is good for a V-Max of 170 mph. Standard equipment should include a roll cage, harnesses, bucket seats, an electrical cut-off switch and other features that will make it legal for competition use.

The Exige is expected to carry a base price of around $85,000-$90,000, but we’ll have to wait for an official announcement from Lotus for more info.

[Source: DuPont Registry]

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  • John R. Searle John R. Searle on Dec 16, 2011

    Glad the car's street legal in the U.K! Medieval attitudes can be most beneficial. Managed to persuade my 74 year old joints to flex just enough to get in and out of the new v6 at Castle Lotus this week. Can't wait to drive mine on a racetrack. A bit worried about the decibel limitation though. Any info?