FEATURE: STREET & TRACK LOTUS EXIGE S & THE-LOWDOWN

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FEATURE: STREET #038; LOTUS EXIGE S

There’s a island off the coast of Europe, it has 3 as many people as Australia and is 1/8th of the size, its weather is cold and drizzly and it is one of the most countries in the western world. But out of cramped little island some pretty amazing cars, and in 2006 it unleashed a to the rest of the world – the Lotus .

For the most part, the Lotus is a fairly uncomfortable and awkward to take down to the shops, but didn’t build the Exige for No, the Exige is a weapon, a lightweight on rails that is unsurpassed as a track day warrior.

Kevin Ceh his Lotus 18 months ago after owning a built R31 Nissan drifter. He wanted a challenging car would fill anyone who into it with excitement – not many cars that do that better than an The car in fact initially sold to else, but as fate would it, that sale fell and now resides in Kevin’s garage.

Stock, the Exige packs a supercharged Toyota engine puts out 164kW of power and of torque, a 6-speed manual weighs just 933kg and can 0-100 in 4.1 seconds. This one is a bit Kevin’s Lotus pulls 190kW at the rear-wheels thanks to a carbon intake, a Jardine Systems exhaust, some cooling and a tune.

That water-to-air intercooler you can see is identical to the GT3 Exige Cup cars Lotus Sport in the UK.

Lotus’ are for superb handling, but that stopped Kevin from that too, with and rear GAZ Gold Series a bigger EP Tuning front bar and an SSC Rose Joint Toe Link Kit in the Stopping power is provided by a WP Pro kit at the and a set of Brembo’s in the rear.

The Exige has a sparse, utilitarian that#8217;s tricky to get into and out of, but such a beautiful place to be. fibre detailing meets aluminium panels and alcantara over the dashboard, seats and wheel.

Lotus Exige

There is a pretty future for this car too, Kevin planning to add a turbocharger to the engines supercharger up high, an valve train and camshafts, suspension and an aftermarket gearbox.

As any Lotus fan would know, ability comes from weight, or lack of it, as well as the shape that provides down force.

Just as the handling, Kevin has built the car#8217;s aero capabilities a carbon wing and carbon air intakes to reduce the weight further, a rear diffuser helps to improve upon the of this weapon.

Kevin would like to both Dave’s, Tim and Alex GT Auto Garage as well as from Automotion for their work on his weekend warrior. a street/track masterpiece.

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