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  Lotus Exige

Lotus Exige S/S Roadster
EngineV six-cylinder (aluminum)
Displacement, (bore. * stroke)3456 cm³ (94,0 mm * 83,0 mm)
Compression ratio10 : 1
Engine control2 * dohc, 4 valves per cyl., variable control
Torque400 Nm at 4500 rpm
Performance258 kW (350 HP) at 7000 rpm
CO2-emission236 g/km
Drive trainMidsized engine, transversal
TransmissionSix-speed, manual
Suspension f/rDouble wishbone
SteeringGear rack
BrakesFour-piston fixed caliper disc brake,
350/332 mm, ventilated, cross-drilled
Wheels f/r205/45 R 17 / 265/35 R 18
Wheelbase2.370 mm
Length4.084/4.067 mm
Width1.802 mm
Height1.129 mm
Drag coefficient0,43/0,41
Tank capacity43,5 litres
Kerb weight1.176/1.166
Top speed274/233 km/h
Purchase price66.860 euro
Year of manufactureFrom 2012

Coupe and Roadster are equally expensive, almost the same weight and differ only in the top speed, because the of the roadster was limited by the manufacturer. If you read the technical data, one has the feeling to the chassis and the brake was attached nearly more (development) importance than on the engine. In addition to the description above:

Lotus / BOSCH servo-assisted, track tuned
4-channel Antilock Braking System (ABS)
Lotus Dynamic Performance Management (Lotus DPM)
Corner Brake Control (CBC)
Drag Torque Control (DTC)
Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)*
Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)*
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)*
Understeer Recognition
*DPM with Sports Mode button. Sport Mode increases the traction slip thresholds and removes understeer recognition, allowing the driver more vehicle control before an intervention is required.

Indeed, the engine is not the essential at this Lotus, although sufficient powered. Look at only the modest drag coefficients. Probably because therein is also desired down force. Of course, the car runs fast enough nevertheless, for it already guarantees the very small height for today's conditions. Slightly larger people have here difficulties entering into the car. How that creates the well over 1.90 metres Lotus boss?

So it's not yet really pudgy, even though it was started under 900 kg, but with four cylinders. Now it still has few buttons and fortunately an air conditioning only as an option, for Lotus fans actually the summit of effeminacy. Yes, even heated seats, but the weighs at least not so much. And what do you think of the window lifters? A miracle that the car is still capable of exorbitant driving performances. 04/14               Top of page               Index
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