The new Lotus Exige S Roadster offers a combination of the coupe twin’s mesmerizing grunt and handling with an open air experience. For the first time, the Exige model is offered with a lightweight and easy to put up and down soft top roof.
The new Lotus Exige S Roadster is powered by the supercharged 3.5 V6 engine with race derived technologies. The new car accelerates from 0-100 kph in just 4 seconds or equal to 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds while the top speed is 233 kph (145 mph) and produces just 236 g of CO2 per km. And with a targeted weight of just under 1100 kg, this is one of the lightest six-cylinder roadsters on the market by some margin.
The Lotus Exege S Roadster comes with a six-speed manual transmission and the Lotus’ Serial Precision Shift (SPS), a paddle-operated automated manual transmission, which makes life more relaxed in the city and more F1-like when it’s let off the leash will be available later.
The new car offers 2 different suspension settings; a standard setting for an active driving experience which is suited to drive on public roads and the optional setting as part of the Race Pack for maximum performance, developed for track use. The launch control system can be activated when the car is in Race mode.
The car has been developed for the main markets such as Europe and Asia. The Lotus Exige S Roadster will not be available to the U.S market.
Fuel economy figures for the Lotus Exige S Roadster with manual gearbox: Urban 14.5 l/100km (19.5 mpg), Extra urban 7.6 l/100km (37.2 mpg), Combined 10.1 l/100 km (28.0 mpg). CO2 emissions for the Lotus Exige S Roadster: 236 g/km.