2009 Lotus Exige  -  $66,815


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $66,815
Base Invoice: $0
Destination Charge: $1,125
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Coupe S 240
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 23 | City: 20 | Hwy: 26
Body Style: 2dr Coupe S 240
Transmission: 6-speed close ratio manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 1.8L DOHC MPFI 16-valve VVTL-i supercharged mid-mounted I4 engine

Pros

Ultimate track toy; razor-sharp handling and balance; lightweight; fuel economy.


Model News

The basic Exige S and the exclusive Club Racer have been dropped from the line-up for 2009, which now consists of just two models: the Exige S240 and the new Exige S260. The S240 continues on unchanged from 2008, while the S260 features the same supercharged 1.8-liter inline four offered in the S 240, but tuned to put out 257 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque.


Value Writeup

As a street-legal, race-worthy car that can achieve nearly 30 mpg, the 2009 Lotus Exige is in a league of its own. Lightweight, powerful, agile and extremely quick, the Exige allows for blistering driving in nearly any condition.


Model Highlights

The 2009 Lotus Exige takes the popular Elise to another level, stripping the minimalist car down to its most basic performance-oriented essentials. The result is a nimble road and track weapon that can easily out-perform cars with two, three and even four times the power.

The Exige S240 again returns for 2009, and Lotus has added an even more aggressive model this year--the Exige S260. All Exige cars have an epoxy-bonded aluminum chassis and feature a mid-mounted, supercharged, Toyota-sourced 1.8L I4 with dual overhead cams and variable valve timing, which drives the rear wheels through a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission and a single-plate dry clutch.

In the Exige S240, the unit develops 240 horsepower at 8,000 rpm, with 170 lb-ft of torque coming on at 5,500 rpm. This is good enough to get the car to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, with a top speed of 150. The Exige S260 employs an even bigger blower, which produces 257 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 174 lb-ft at 6,000 rpm, and runs from zero to 60 in just 4 seconds flat.

The S260 also features a carbon fiber front splitter, roof panel, rear engine cover, front access panel, side air intake ducting, rear spoiler, dash top and sill covers. In addition to this, a lightweight "Motorsport" battery is fitted, along with ultra light 12-spoke forged alloy wheels, a revised engine subframe, a lightweight flywheel, a lightweight composite bulkhead panel in place of the rear window and alloy supercharger piping. All this adds up to an approximate weight savings of about 50 pounds over the S240.

Suspension across the range is fully independent, with gas dampers, coaxial coil springs and a front sway bar. Four-wheel vented disc brakes with ABS are standard. The cars ride on matte black alloy wheels, and each uses sticky 16-inch front and 17-inch rear Yokohama tires.

Visually, the Exige certainly looks the business, with all manner of deep intakes, scoops, vents, splitters, and spoilers employed to keep the car hunkered down at high speeds and cool enough to maintain them.

The interior is fairly austere, as the Exige is far from a luxury car. Black cloth sport seats are standard, as is air conditioning, a leather-trimmed Momo steering wheel, tailgate release and an Alpine 4-speaker CD stereo.

Option packages for the S240 include a Touring Package, which adds full leather seat and door trim, an upgraded stereo with iPod connectivity, extra sound deadening and full carpets. A Track Package includes adjustable suspension, while standalone options are a limited-slip differential, various exclusive paints and a protective exterior film called Starshield.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 (Est) MPG

Cruising Range - City
212.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 (Est) MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 (Est) MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
275.60 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
1.8L/110

Fuel System
MPFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 8000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 5500

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17

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

EPA Classification
Two Seater

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

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 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Steering Type
Manual

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

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
2

Drivetrain Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Years
8

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V179000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 22, 2009

Component
WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB

Potential Number of Units Affected
27

Summary
LOTUS IS RECALLING 27 MODEL YEAR 2009 ELISE AND EXIGE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 14 THROUGH MAY 5, 2009. THE REAR HUB FLANGE BOLTS ON SOME OF THESE VEHICLES MAY BE UNDER-TORQUED AND MAY BECOME LOOSE. IF THAT OCCURS, AN INSECURE HUB COULD LEAD TO DEGREDATION IN VEHICLE HANDLING, AND A RUBBING NOISE FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE.

Consequence
IF THE PROBLEM IS NOT ADDRESSED PROMPTLY, THE DRIVER COULD LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, RESULTING IN A CRASH.

LOTUS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY/JUNE 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT LOTUS TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-245-6887.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

1.8L DOHC MPFI 16-valve VVTL-i supercharged mid-mounted I4 engine -inc: launch control

6-speed close ratio manual transmission w/OD

Uprated clutch plate & cover

Rear wheel drive

Lightweight aluminum chassis

Lightweight steel rear sub-frame -inc: seat belt support structure

Independent front & rear suspension w/unequal length wishbones

Eibach coaxial coil springs & Bilstein mono-tube gas shock absorbers

Front stabilizer bar

Manual steering

AP Racing & Brembo calipers

4-wheel vented cross-drilled disc brakes

16" x 6" 7-twin-spoke matte black forged alloy front wheels

17" x 7.5" 7-twin-spoke matte black forged alloy rear wheels

P195/50R16 Yokohama A048 Advan LTS ultra performance front tires

P225/45R17 Yokohama A048 Advan LTS ultra performance rear tires

Inflatable spare tire kit

Composite fiberglass body

Body color front splitter, body color side scoops

Sculpted roof scoop

Body color rear wing

Black mesh front brake ducts, black engine bay outlets, black radiator outlet

Aerodynamic rear diffuser

Front mud guards

High intensity projection beam headlights

LED taillights

Dual body color side mirrors

Tinted glass

Rear window

Intermittent windshield wiper

Alpine AM/FM stereo w/in-dash CD/MP3 player, (4) speakers

Concealed antenna

Black cloth sport bucket seats w/ProBax anatomical padding

Carpet foot mats

Leather-wrapped Momo steering wheel

Instrumentation -inc: high definition LCD message panel, customizable display options, progressive shift lights, tachometer

Pwr central locking

Remote keyless entry system w/multi-function remote

Anti-theft system w/immobilizer & alarm

Engine start button

Interior tailgate release

Air conditioning

Leather & cloth door trim

Rearview mirror

Dual leather sun visors

Aluminum trimmed shift knob & handbrake sleeve

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Variable traction control

Side guard door beams

Daytime running lights

Driver & passenger airbags

Dual seat belts w/pretensioners

Tire pressure monitor

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
METALLIC PAINT
$0

 
LIFESTYLE PAINT
$0

 
LIMITED PAINT
$0

 
EXCLUSIVE PAINT
$0

 
CUSTOM PAINT
$0

 
ARDENT RED
$0

 
BRITISH RACING GREEN
$0

 
ARCTIC SILVER
$590

 
CANYON RED
$590

 
PERSIAN BLUE
$590

 
LIQUID BLUE
$590

 
STARLIGHT BLACK
$590

 
SOLAR YELLOW
$590

 
STORM TITANIUM
$590

 
ASPEN WHITE
$1,200

 
CHROME ORANGE
$1,200

 
GRAPHITE GRAY
$1,200

 
ISOTOPE GREEN
$1,200

 
LASER BLUE
$1,200

 
PHANTOM BLACK
$1,200

 
CANDY RED
$3,300

 
ICE WHITE
$3,300

 
BURNT ORANGE
$3,300

 
PRISM GREEN
$5,100

 
MOONSTONE SILVER
$5,100

 
CUSTOM COLOR
$0

 
TOURING PKG
$1,600

 
TRACK PKG
$1,650

 
LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
$1,790

 
COMPRESSION/REBOUND ADJUSTABLE BILSTEIN SHOCK ABSORBERS W/REMOTE FRONT RESERVOIRS & THREADED SPRING PERCHES
$0

 
STARSHIELD
$995

 
FULL FLOOR CARPETING
$0

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