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Engine 1.8L DOHC MPFI 16-valve aluminum alloy mid-mounted supercharged
Exterior---Canyon Red
Price -----$44,995

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Thank you for visiting our latest sports car offering. This one owner 2007 Lotus Exige S was purchased at Hunting Ridge Motors in June, 2007. It has ben religiously delaer serviced and has been enhanced with every conceivable upgrade imaginable. This car would cost over $70,000 to reproduce today. With only 6,000 miles, you are getting one of the finest deals we could imagine. This car is accident free and has never been tracked. It was owned by a non-smoking client of ours and was traded in on a newer Ferrari 550 Maranello. What makes this car so special?


For such a congested, dreary and drizzly place, England comes up with some pretty amazing sports cars. In 2006, one of its most dramatic products, the Lotus Exige, arrived on American shores. A hardtop coupe version of the company's Elise roadster, the 2007 Lotus Exige is easily the most focused performance car on sale in the U.S. Lightness is its key ingredient, as this rear-drive, mid-engine two-seater weighs in at just over 2,000 pounds -- about 850 less than a Porsche Cayman. As such, the Exige S is capable of sub-5-second 0-60-mph times. The car's aluminum chassis is capable of handling every bit of the 220-hp provided by the Toyota designed 1.8 liter supercharged engine. Not only is the S quicker than the Exige in a straight line, it's faster through the slalom.

The 2007 Lotus Exige S is quite literally the fastest production car ever to run through the 600-foot slalom course. It's here that the Exige's body modifications over the Elise, including its solid roof panel, sculpted engine cover, front air splitter and rear wing, make a difference, providing an extra 90 pounds of downforce that glues the car to the pavement at high speeds. This gets to the heart of what the Exige S is all about: This coupe was built for no other purpose than to carve up corners, whether on a racetrack or a favorite back road. Unencumbered by the equipment and luxury amenities of most cars, the featherweight Exige responds immediately to driver inputs and does so with minimal lean or roll. And with no power steering assist or extraneous seat padding buffering the feedback, the interface between car and driver couldn't be more direct.

Considering the Exige's performance potential, the price of admission for the car is relatively modest. But this is not a mass-market car. For the handful of very lucky owners, the street-legal racecar experience won't get any better than this.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2007 Lotus Exige is a two-seat, rear-wheel-drive, midengine coupe, and buyers can choose either the normally aspirated base Exige or the supercharged Exige S version.

The Exiges come with a CD player and air-conditioning as standard (though the A/C can be deleted to save weight). Several option packages offer a bit of customization. The Touring Pack aims to slightly improve comfort through leather seating, power windows, upgraded audio, a storage net, additional sound-deadening material and full carpeting. Sixteen-inch alloy wheels with 195/50R16 Yokohama Advan A048 tires are found up front; 17s with 225/45R17 rubber are in back. A limited-slip differential, a feature that improves acceleration and power delivery when exiting corners, is optional.

Powertrain and Performance

Power for the standard 2007 Lotus Exige comes from a Toyota-sourced 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine. Lotus has fitted unique intake and exhaust components, as well as a reworked engine controller, to broaden the engine's power band and push peak hp to 190 at 7,800 rpm. Torque peaks at 138 lb-ft at 6,800 rpm. For the standard Exige, Lotus claims a 0-60 time of just 4.9 seconds and a drag-limited top speed of 147 mph. Fuel economy, at 24 mpg city/29 mpg highway

The Exige S adds a Roots-type supercharger supplying 7.25 psi of boost, which results in ratings of 220 hp at 8,000 rpm and 165 lb-ft of torque at 5,500 rpm. All Lotus Exiges have a six-speed manual gearbox. Lotus timed an Exige S at 4.2 seconds for the 0-60 sprint. Fuel economy, at 23 mpg city and /29 highway is amazing for the additional power in the Exige S.

Driving Impressions

Because of its 1-ton curb weight, super-sticky tires and unassisted steering, the 2007 Lotus Exige S is pretty much the most precise-handling car available at any price. No other car feels more eager to go where it's pointed and no other car speaks to its driver as clearly in the process. The Exige's body modifications over the open-top Elise do make a difference, but only at the higher speeds. On the move, the supercharged Exige S provides a meaty midrange but feels best running at high rpm. Because of its sport-tuned suspension, the Exige rides quite firmly on normal pavement and will inspre you to find the smoothest twisty route to work if drafted as a commuter car. The brakes are simply phenomenal, though, and provide fade-free performance in nearly every situation.

In summary, this car offers the exclusivity of a Ferrari, the fuel economy of a Toyota Prius and the trackday performance of a _______________________ (Fill in the blank with whatever car your neighbor is alway bragging about.) The cost of admission is pretty low and these cars are predicted to hold above $40k for the foreseeable future.
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