Lotus is a company to be marveled at, as they constantly strive to achieve the goals and principles that they have set for themselves. It is my understanding that these include uncompromising performance and handling with constant feedback and control at all time.
Lotus has unveiled the new 2010 Exige S and I can agree that they have checked all the boxes and created a few more. Firstly power has been increased to 240bhp with the performance pack, which is achieved with the help of a supercharger, new faster flowing injectors and higher torque clutch system and an upsized roof scoop.
The optional packs that may come with the Exige of your choice can come with elements of the packs available, such as the plush interior stylings of the tourer pack and the performance and handling of the Sports pack.
As with most cars on display in Geneva, Lotus has brought a green message with this new Exige S as carbon emissions released from this performance vehicle is an incredible 199 g/km CO2. This, from a car that goes from 0 to 100km/h in 4.77 seconds and hits a top speed 233km/h.
Lotus has taken it a step further by making this affordable track-day car, as affordable to run on the road, as tweaks have made it run 33 miles to the gallon. Another added advantage is the tweaking of traction control elements by the driver whilst in the car taking different corners at different stomach churning ways.
Don’t expect to be short changed with the grip on the Exige as it features a wider, larger rear wing which is attached to the rear bodyshell clam via rear end plates which increases the stiffness of the whole structure and will give you an impressive downforce of 42kg at 160km/h, the same as a medium sized women magically appearing in your car at 160km/h. Improvements have been made to front air intakes to further increase efficiency of engine mechanics.