2011 Lotus Exige  -  $66,815


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $66,815
Base Invoice: $0
Destination Charge: $1,125
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Coupe S240
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 23 | City: 21 | Hwy: 27
Body Style: 2dr Coupe S240
Transmission: 6-speed close ratio manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 1.8L DOHC MPFI 16-valve VVTL-i supercharged mid-mounted I4 engine

Pros

Agility and sheer grip; astonishing straight-line acceleration; race-ready yet street-legal


Model Highlights

Standard Exiges come in two variants-the Exige S240 makes 240 horsepower, while the Exige S260 makes almost that--257 hp. Both models use a 1.8L supercharged Toyota-sourced 4-cylinder engine, mounted in back, with a 6-speed manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive.

Of the two, the Exige S260 is the pick for pure track use, as it has 17 more horsepower and an improved power-to-weight ratio, thanks to the use of carbon fiber panels that replace the normal roof, engine cover, intake ducts and other components, altogether reducing the vehicle weight by 50 pounds.

Both Exige models use a special structure made of epoxy-bonded aluminum extrusions, with an integral steel structure and lightweight steel subframe. The outer body is made of composite fiberglass, while some other components, like the fuel door are made of aluminum. The very swoopy exterior is accented front and back with projector-beam headlamps and LED taillights.

Altogether, the mid-engine Exige is very light, weighing just over 2,000 pounds. The combination of a stiff, unequal-length wishbone suspension, adjustable anti-sway bars and wide tires give the Exige tenacious grip. They're good in a straight line too; the S260 can get to 60 mph in just four seconds, on its way to a top speed of 150 mph. Both models include launch control, which helps release the clutch at the best possible point for acceleration from a standing start, making those 4-second 0-60 times possible and repeatable.

Standard features on the Exige models include a leather-trimmed Momo steering wheel, air conditioning, push-button start, tinted glass and a 4-speaker (two speakers in the S260) Alpine stereo.

The Exige S240 can be made slightly more civil with the addition of the Touring Pack, which brings leather upholstery, additional sound insulation, full carpet and an iPod connector. Other options include the Track Pack which includes Bilstein dampers and a limited-slip differential among other upgrades.


Model News

For 2011, Lotus has produced two limited edition Exiges; the Exige Matte Black Final Edition and the Exige S260 Final Edition. Both are powered by the 257-horsepower supercharged 4-cylinder from the S260 and both feature a high level of standard equipment. The Matte Black edition has special Alcantara sports seats and is of course available in only one color. Only 25 Matte Black and 30 S260 Final Editions will be produced making both models instant collectables.


Value Writeup

Closely related to the Elise roadster, the Lotus Exige S is a solid-roof racing-oriented sports car that shines on the track, with excellent grip, handling, braking and overall athletic ability--along with straight-line acceleration that's on par with much more expensive exotics. It's very much a street legal race car with few compromises. That means all but a small group of enthusiasts will be deterred from everyday driving. Considering that--and the Exige's very cramped interior quarters--very few will end up in driveways but more than a few will do plenty of weekend track time.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1

EPA Classification
Two Seater

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 MPG

Cruising Range - City
222.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
286.20 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
1.8L/110

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

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

Passenger Capacity
2

Passenger Volume
41.0 ft³

Wheelbase
90.5 in

Length, Overall
149.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
68.0 in

Height, Overall
45.6 in

Track Width, Front
57.4 in

Track Width, Rear
59.3 in

Min Ground Clearance
4.1 in

Trunk Volume
4.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2077 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone

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 6.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

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

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

Engine start button

6-speed close ratio manual transmission w/OD

Uprated clutch plate & cover

Limited slip differential

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

17" x 7.5" alloy wheels

P225/45WR17 performance 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

Cloth sport front seats

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

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

 
MATTE BLACK
$0

 
CUSTOM COLOR
$0

 
BLACK CLOTH SPORT BUCKET SEATS W/PROBAX ANATOMICAL PADDING
$0

 
TOURING PKG
$1,600

 
TRACK PKG
$1,980

 
STARSHIELD
$995

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