The Exige S is a model that already excels, thanks to its lightweight aluminium chassis-tub and aerodynamically enhanced composite bodywork. Its 3.5-liter supercharged V6 engine delivers exciting performance, respectable handling, and a pure driving experience combined with a 4.0 seconds 0-62 mph acceleration time and a top speed of 170 mph.
Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus plc, expressed his enthusiasm for the new model:
“Factoring the Club Racer ethos into the Exige enhances the track-focussed potential of this important model. It encompasses our legendary benchmark in handling, with lightweight and efficient construction and that we will always put a peerless and pure driving experience first.”
The new Exige S Club Racer occupies an important niche within the Exige range and arrives hot on the heels of the Elise 220 Cup and the forthcoming Evora 400, unveiled recently at the Geneva Motor Show.
Available only as a coupe model, the car possesses 25 lbs. of aerodynamic downforce at 100 mph, thanks to the front splitter, rear wing and flat underside, all contributing to its phenomenal performance and handling balance.
New for this model variant are traction slip thresholds (‘Drive‘, ‘Sport’ and ‘Race’ settings) allowing the driver enhanced vehicle control before intervention is required can be altered via a driver-selectable switch which is now fitted as standard. Both ‘Sport’ and ‘Race’ settings increase throttle responsiveness.