2007 Lotus Exige  -  $60,815


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $60,815
Base Invoice: $0
Destination Charge: $925
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Coupe S
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 23 | Hwy: 29
Body Style: 2dr Coupe S
Transmission: 
Engine: 1.8L DOHC MPFI 16-valve aluminum alloy mid-mounted supercharged I4 engine

Model Highlights

The Lotus Exige was introduced in 2006 as a hard-top version of Elise. It carries many of the best features of the Elise, such as the all-aluminum chassis, and the feather-light design. Weighing in at 2,077 lbs, the Exige is one of the lightest closed cars available.

Besides fixing the roof, Lotus stiffened the suspension and made subtle changes to the sheet metal. The Exige features a unique engine cover and rear wing, as well as a front fascia that helps provide additional downforce over the Elise.

For 2007, Lotus wanted to improve engine performance, so they added a supercharger to the 1.8L Toyota-sourced engine. This boosted output to 220 horsepower and torque to 165 ft-lbs, all while increasing efficiency to 23 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

But what has not changed is how dedicated Lotus is to making the Exige the ultimate driver's car. The seats are specially shaped to embrace the driver, but the thin padding means that every nuance of the road is transmitted to his or her hips. The car sits extraordinarily low at 45 inches tall. The steering is not power-assisted, but the ratio is quick and communication with the road is razor sharp. The only transmission available is a six-speed manual. The Lotus also features only four cubic feet of cargo space--1.3 cubic feet less than a Mazda MX-5.

But that's the cost of the Exige's blistering performance. Lotus claims a zero to sixty time of 4.1 seconds. The Exige's mid-engine design, racing-style anti-lock brakes, and Eibach/Bilstein suspension mean this is a serious sports car.

Lotus didn't want to dilute the essence of the car, but they did spare a few popular comfort items. Among them, air conditioning, remote keyless entry, cloth seats with leather inserts, and a Blaupunkt CD player.

The Exige is available in several configurations to suit the ways different people intend to use it. The Touring Package adds full leather seats, power windows, and sound insulation. The Track Package adds adjustable shocks and a five-way adjustable stabilizer bar, as well as mounting points for racing harness and roll bars. A limited-slip differential with traction control is available, and deleting the air conditioning is an option for those wanting to save 22 pounds in weight.


Model News

For 2007, Lotus addressed what most buyers thought was the sole weakness of the Exige--that 190 horsepower was not enough. They added a supercharger to the engine, and now it now makes 220 horsepower and 165 ft-lbs of torque. Since the 2007 model is more powerful, Lotus added an "S" to the name. Otherwise the 2007 Exige is unchanged from the previous year.


Pros

Extreme performance; excellent fuel efficiency; eye-catching styling.


Value Writeup

The 2007 Lotus Exige is the ultimate in light-car performance, with unparalleled handling and an exhilarating driving experience. While it doesn't carry many comfort features or have much in the way of cargo space, it will carry two people very, very quickly. Its $59,890 base price may be more than $13,600 over the base Elise, but it's still a tremendous amount of performance for the money.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 MPG

Cruising Range - City
243.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
307.40 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
1.8L/110

Fuel System
MPFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 7800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 5500

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.12

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53

EPA Classification
Two Seater

Passenger Capacity
2

Passenger Volume
41.0 ft³

Wheelbase
90.5 in

Length, Overall
149.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.8 in

Height, Overall
45.6 in

Track Width, Front
57.4 in

Track Width, Rear
59.3 in

Min Ground Clearance
4.1 in

Base Curb Weight
2077 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P195/50WR16

Rear Tire Size
P225/45WR17

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Steering Type
Pwr

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
32.8 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
10.6 gal

Warranty Note
<<< PRELIMINARY 2007 WARRANTY >>>

Basic Years
2

Basic Miles/km
Unlimited

Drivetrain Years
2

Drivetrain Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Years
8

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

1.8L DOHC MPFI 16-valve aluminum alloy mid-mounted supercharged I4 engine

6-speed manual transaxle w/OD

Independent front/rear suspension w/Eibach coil springs & Bilstein gas shock absorbers

Rear wheel drive

Front stabilizer bar

P195/50R16 Yokohama A048 Advan LTS performance front tires

P225/45R17 Yokohama A048 Advan LTS performance rear tires

16" x 6.5" front aluminum wheels

17" x 7.5" rear aluminum wheels

Inflatable spare tire kit

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Front AP Racing/rear Brembo pwr vented cross-drilled disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Stainless steel silencer w/dual chrome exhaust tips

Underbody aero cladding

Front air dam

Front/rear body color bumpers

Front mud guards

Body color rear trunk lip spoiler

Rear air dam

Rear diffuser w/aluminum grills

Dual body-color manual mirrors

Daytime running lights

Tinted glass

Intermittent windshield wipers

Cloth seat trim w/leather inserts

Dual composite sport front bucket seats w/manual recline & integral headrests

Black carpeted front floor mats

Leather & cloth door trim

Leather-wrapped Momo steering wheel

Pwr central locking

Remote keyless entry system w/multi-function remote

Anti-theft system w/immobilizer & alarm

Air conditioning

Tachometer

Engine start button

Blaupunkt AM/FM stereo radio w/CD player, (4) speakers, RDS

Aluminum trim on shift knob, e-brake handle, window winders, floor, center dash console, doors & steering wheel

Dual sun visors

City 23/hwy 29 (1.8L engine/6-speed manual trans)

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Driver & passenger airbags

Front outboard 3-point seatbelts

Daytime running lights

Side guard door beams

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
METALLIC PAINT
$590

 
LIFESTYLE PAINT
$1,200

 
TOURING PKG
$1,350

 
TRACK PKG
$2,495

 
LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
$1,790

 
TRACTION CONTROL
$495

 
STAR SHIELD
$995

 
DELETE AIR CONDITIONING
$-250

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