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There´s some Porker look, but it still looks nice. Quite similar look as S2 actually. Like it.
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I like it. It's a nice upgrade that should hold over the model until the s3 can be launched.
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Why the [email protected]#k don't they use the GT3 design??? It's MUCH more refined and exotic looking.
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They use the GT3 wing but didn't think the GT3 front clam was sexy enough? The GT3 front clam is pure awesomeness. The front clam in those 2010 pictures is pure vomit, including that splitter design. Looks like something toyota would slap on a corolla to make a corolla s.

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They should have went with the GT3 look. It is obvious there is more power in the works for the Exige - hence the enlarged openings and references to such. Such a shame though that it wasn't accomplished with a better looking design. This design is overall too piece-meal.
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If they would have not put the crossbars on the front intakes, and incorporated the turnsignals into the headlight units, it would be marvelous.

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If they would have not put the crossbars on the front intakes, and incorporated the turnsignals into the headlight units, it would be marvelous.
Yeah - I agree that would have helped. But another thing that the GT3 design has that doesn't translate into this is the width that the GT3 has in the rear. When I see these rear shots of the 2010 Exige - it looks even smaller with that tall wing.

I hate it when things like this happens - because you can tell what is ultimately going to happen. There are many instances in auto history where a restyle failed and it spelled the end of the line for that particular car. I hope whatever extra power Lotus intends to give this Exige offsets the reduced sales likely to occur from this poor execution.

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I thought I saw this before....


I kinda like it. Puts a slightly more masculine look to it.
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So you have to unscrew the wing to get at the engine bay from the rear?
Remember how they determined the height of the Plymouth Superbird wing? High enough to open the trunk!

As for the split in the front side openings, if they are functional they should divide the brake scoop inlets from the oil cooler's ... yeah right!
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Maybe a change of color?

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I'm still not sold.

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Thats even better, how bout black, matte black. Maybe cause I spent so much time in a Porsche showroom...
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not the best photoshop job, but an idea of what it would look like without the cross bars. I'm sure some people skilled in fiberglass could remove them.
Much better, I like it! I still prefer the look of the Elise though.

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It's okay I suppose. I think it would look a bit better with side skirts. If it had LED signals where those vent crossbars are, it would be a P car for sure. Just makes me even more happy to have an Elise now as I love the lines of it compared to this.

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With the Exige performance pack, the power is raised to 240 PS / 179 kW (minimum) at 8000 rpm courtesy of a Magnuson/Eaton M62 supercharger, new faster flowing injectors and higher torque clutch system and an upsized roof scoop to feed more air to the supercharger intercooler system. This hike in power, together with an increase in torque to 170 lbft / 230 Nm / 23.5 kgm at 5,500 rpm from the standard 158.6 lbft / 215 Nm / 22 kgm at 5500rpm, helps whisk the Performance Pack Exige S from zero to 60mph in 4.5 secs and 0-100km/h in 4.77 secs, and on to 100mph in 11.97 secs. Top speed
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I took a look at the 2008's spec and Lotus claims 4.1 second to 60 and a top speed of 150mph. The 2010 is claiming 4.5 seconds and 145mph top speed. So, is it really more areodynamic or just a change for changes sake (which isn't a very nice change IMO).

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I noticed that the 0-60 and top speed dropped too. I don't know what's up. Maybe that's without the launch control. The reason for no Gt-3 treatment is the changes that would have been required to acommodate the wider track rear and the recert for crash testing.
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wow the lime one is sick! wish that color was available!

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Somebody get me a part number for that rear spoiler and please photochop it onto an Elise (GG if possible).

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