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New Exige Spotted... Plus Specs... But there's More!

Saw this on the Exige sight... It was LHD:


Just driving back home with my colleague on A46 near evesham when a weird shape shot past us, we speeded up to get a closer look and sure enough it was the new exige, we flashed madly and put indicators on, both pulled over into lay bye , titanium grey 53 plate exige, left hand drive , A048's. the gent inside informed us he was not from lotus but an external company, and was endurance testing the product, his words were "it goes well" and he said little else--- it had no elec windows and no central locking, and although i love my series 1 exige to death i do have to say it looked very good , although a little to japanese refined, like an rx8.

as it drove off both me and my friend looked at each other and said looks grea t but the engine note sounds SHI* .

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Here are the specs:

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Lotus S2 Exige Official Press Release

Lotus Exige Pricing for the UK
Lotus Cars Ltd has announced the pricing for the new Lotus Exige. The 192PS 190-hp, 6-speed Exige will go on sale in March 2004 with a very competitive manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of £29,995 including VAT.

Touring Pack:
* Electric windows
* Full carpet set with a lightweight aluminium passenger footrest
* Blaupunkt Woodstock (DAB and MP3 player)
* Full Alcantara trim
* Sun visors
* Stowage net

Manufacturer's suggested retail price (MRSP) = £1,795 (inc. VAT)

Performance Pack:
* Alcantara/Carbon effect sports seats with Exige logo
* 4 point harness (dealer fit for track use only)
* Cross bar
* Acrylic capped door panels
* Carbon effect door inserts
* Twin oil coolers

Manufacturer's suggested retail price (MRSP) = £1,765 inc. VAT

Forged wheels
Manufacturer's suggested retail price (MRSP) = £1,175 inc. VAT

Manufacturer's suggested retail price (MRSP) = MSRP of £1295 inc. VAT

The Exige range comes in a number of colours:

Standard Solid Colours:
* Ardent Red
* Old English White
* Saffron Yellow

Optional Metallic Colours at £595 including VAT
* Starlight Black
* Magnetic Blue
* Nightfall Blue
* Glacier Blue
* Storm Titanium
* Arctic Silver
* Racing Green
* Aubergine Purple
* Bordeaux Red
* Chrome Orange (top colour! )
* Graphite Grey
* Krypton Green

Technical Spec


Lotus Exige Technical Specifications March 2004

Vehicle Description Technical Specifications
Engine Mid-mounted, transverse, 1796 cm3, 2ZZ-GE engine, Metal Matrix Composite (MMC) & aluminium lightweight and compact construction, 4 cylinders in line, water cooled, naturally aspirated with double overhead camshafts exploiting a Variable Valve Timing & Lift with intelligence (VVTL-i) system, hydraulic tappets, 4 valves per cylinder, multi-point sequential fuel injection and electronic ignition.
Engine management Lotus T4 engine control unit
Max Power 141 kW ( 189 hp, 192 PS ) @ 7800 min-1
Max Torque 181 Nm ( 133 lbft, 18.5 kgm ) @ 6800 min-1
Power to weight ratio 161 kW/t ( 216 hp/t, 219 PS/t )
Specific power output 78.5 kW/ℓ ( 105 hp/ℓ, 107 PS/ℓ )
Emissions control Three-way catalytic converter. Euro IV emissions compliant with full On-Board Diagnostics (OBD).
Transmission C64 Gearbox, aluminium lightweight construction, 6-speed, close ratio, constant mesh helical gears and open differential.
Suspension Fully independent sport suspension utilising unequal length wishbones, Bilstein mono-tube gas damper, Eibach coaxial coil spring at each corner and front anti-roll bar.
Chassis Lotus designed lightweight structure of epoxy bondedaluminium alloy extrusions with integral steel seat-belt support structureand lightweight steel rear subframe.
Steering Solidly mounted mechanical rack and pinion steering box with 2.8 turns lock-to-lock.
Brakes Servo-assisted, track tuned 4-channel Antilock Braking System (ABS) with Lotus/AP-Racing twin-piston fixed aluminium alloy front brake calipers, Brembo single-piston sliding rear calipers and 282 mm diameter, 26 mm thick front and rear cast-iron ventilated & cross-drilled discs.
Gear ratios First 3.116 :1
Second 2.050 :1
Third 1.481 :1
Fourth 1.166 :1
Fifth 0.916 :1
Sixth 0.815 :1
Reverse 3.250 :1
Final drive 4.529 :1
Performance Figures
0-60 mile/h 4.9 s
0-100 km/h 5.2 s
0-100 mile/h ( ≈ 0-160 km/h ) 13.2 s
Maximum speed 237 km/h ( 147 mph)
Fuel consumption - urban 12.1 ℓ/100 km ( 23.3 mile/gal (UK) )
Fuel consumption - extraurban 6.8 ℓ/100 km ( 41.5 mile/gal (UK) )
Fuel consumption - combined 8.8 ℓ/100 km ( 32.1 mile/gal (UK) )
C02 emissions 208 g/km
Weight distribution 38% Front - 62% Rear
Fuel tank capacity 40 ℓ ( 8.8 gal (UK) )
Luggage capacity 112 ℓ - 50 kg
Wheelbase 2300 mm
Track - front 1457 mm
Track - rear 1507 mm
Overall length 3797 mm
Overall width (door mirrors excluded) 1727 mm
Overall width (door mirrors included) 1850 mm
Overall height - midladen (as per unladen with 2x 75 kg occupants) 1159 mm
Overhang - front 805 mm
Overhang - rear 692 mm
Ground cleareance - midladen (as per unladen with 2x 75 kg occupants) 130 mm
Vehicle mass - unladen (running order, full tank of fuel, no occupants, no luggage) 875 kg (no options) - 916 kg (full options)
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