The performance difference between the S220 and Club Racer, as you describe them, would be negligable if they exist at all.First of all, great site and enthusiasts here after browsing for some time.
I'm deciding between the '07 Exige S, '08 Club Racer and '08 S 240.
Nice problem to have.
So I'm going to run down the differences I know of and would like to hear
anything I missed or should be made aware of.....Thanks!
My usage will be 60/40 street/track with about 25 track days / year.
Engine: Essentially all the same, (220v.240) especially since I'll do a Gotham265 which I think will make them identical.
Suspension: They all have the track pack so the adjustable Bilsteins and collars are the same I think.
Brakes: The CR/S240 have the advantage with the AP 4 piston fronts
Interior: The CR/S240 are supposed to have improved sound deadening and
have the black gauges/updated trim
CR has the Alcantara seating/trim and some carbon pieces.
All have harness bar/seat hoops for harness
Exterior: S240 has Cup scoop (which I've read makes a negligible difference afaik)
CR has some carbon pieces
Reasons to go one over the other?
Seems to basically come down to color preference really since the brakes/pieces
can be updated and changed to suit.
With the new '07 S's going for about 46K, they seem like the deal although
the '08 interior/sound deadening is attractive and was noticeable on a test drive.
Thanks for any info.
If you like the cosmetic bits in the CR, that's the primary difference.
Now, with 20 made, the Club Racer is one of the more common colors for Exige (comparing to their 2007 counterparts...there are few if any 08 S220's to compare to). And equipped the way they are, all identically from the factory, they are probably the least rare Exige S220. If exclusivity is of interest to you, of course. Sounds counterintuitive I know, but the Exige 220's were brought in in such low numbers that a run of 20 identical cars would make it among the most common examples of the car.
It really boils down to which car you prefer. I have an S220 and very happy with it. That said, if I could've gotten an S240 for just a few bucks more, I would've done so.