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2008 Exige Sprint

I just got an email from B&K UK about this. Looks pretty cool .

Inspired by the classic livery of the Elan Sprint, the Exige Sprint has been released to celebrate the 40 years of production at Hethel. It is available in two colour schemes, Solar Yellow over Aspen White and Persian Blue over Aspen White, with twenty in each scheme to be built giving a combined production of forty to match the number of years at Hethel.

This special edition comes standard with the touring pack, sports pack, performance pack, lightweight black forged alloy wheels and air conditioning as standard all for 42,550 before road tax and delivery. This represents a 3000 saving against buying a similarly specified Exige S.
The leather trimmed ProBax sports seats are colour coded to match the car, with the Exige Sprint name and the Hethel 40th anniversary logo as shown. The colour coding continues with the door panels, door inserts, centre console and handbrake gaiter. The black carpet mats are embroidered with the Exige Sprint logo and the car also benefits from auxillary driving lights and an iPod connection on the stereo.

The sports pack and performance pack elements make this one of the highest performing production Exige models to date. Revised engine specification and management means performance has increased to 242PS, with upgraded hoses, pads, four piston AP Racing calipers and 308 mm front discs to increasing the stopping power to match. The wide full length Lotus Sport roof scoop helps to feed the extra power and gives a visable external sign this is a Performance Pack car.

Variable slip traction control, launch control, uprated clutch, adjustable front anti-roll bar, BS4 T45 steel
roll-over hoop and struts are other benefits of the Sport Pack and Performance Pack which are included as standard with this car and inside there is a cross-bar with harness mounts ready for a 4-point harness.

A build plate and certificate will be supplied with each car. Orders are already being taken, contact our Lotus Sales team by phone on 01483 281000 or via e-mail for more details.
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Does "special edition" mean anything anymore?
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Did they send a high res photo of the elan + exige?

Looks good.

Much better then the JPS.
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very cool

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Did they send a high res photo of the elan + exige?
I wanna know too.

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I wanna know too.
Me too...

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Did they send a high res photo of the elan + exige?

Looks good.

Much better then the JPS.
Unfortunately no. I copied and pasted the exact image they sent.

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Why would you want the bottom half of your Exige to be white? So everyone can see the dirt and rubber caked onto the front wing and flared rear arches?

I think Persian Blue over Black would look much better.

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It's a helluva lot better looking than the 72D or - and this should be obvious - the California edition.

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Special Edition seems to have lost all meanings, it's basically a special package that's cheaper with special colours.

I wonder if the Lotus Sports Elise actually mean anything now... probably should've went with the Exige S ..

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Why would you want the bottom half of your Exige to be white? So everyone can see the dirt and rubber caked onto the front wing and flared rear arches?

I think Persian Blue over Black would look much better.
What if they just came with the rubber chunks, etc painted on? I always wanted a truck that came from the factory with red mud splatters all over it, then there is never again anything to worry about! Seriously, I really like the look and concept of the Sprint, however impractical the white lower body would be.

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The car sort of looks like it's wearing one of those night time orthdontist retainer things. You know -- the one where the metal bar goes around your head like Joe Theismann's old facemask.

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not bad we need a better pic tho? is this comming stateside?

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upon further examination, i think the colors "beltline" could have been a bit lower on the body, the two tone job looks awful, but i get the idea, long time aavid lotus collectors may want this, esp if they have the matching ELITE to go along with

basically an exige S with a 2 tone paint scheme LOL

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Does "special edition" mean anything anymore?
+1...........

I really don't get it. The Lotus Elise/Exige is already a special edition since they really don't make too many. I just don't see why they make a few cars a bit more 'ugly' than others and label it a "special edition", except to try to move a few more cars. Every year, they seem to come out with special editions that IMO aren't too special.............
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There's a higher-res pic of the Sprint on supercars.net...

http://www.supercars.net/Pics?v=y&s=...igeSprint1.jpg

I kinda like it personally
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Does "special edition" mean anything anymore?

What else to call it? The "Not Standard Edition"
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