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Lotus Exige

S Roadster at Geneva motor show

By Worthy

First Official

06 March 2012 00:01

the new Lotus Exige S Roadster, on the eve of the 2012 Geneva motor With a sub-four second to the 60mph mark, it’s quickest soft top ever; already seen the Lotus S in coupe guise. but this is the Roadster variant.

A hefty 3.5-litre V6 engine behind the cockpit which, Lotus, has received the benefits of its technology. Mind you, is a sports car that doesn’t that these days.

a minute – this is the Lotus S Roadster? Wasn’t the Lotus developed as a hard-top version of the Elise?

Yes, quite. Spotter’s for you for noticing that. Yes, hoping to get that wee conundrum by Lotus at the earliest convenience.

But by backwards, Lotus is going – at an extremely rapid pace.

thumping V6 block propels the S to 60mph from a standing in just 3.8 seconds. In comparison, a Porsche 911 Carrera with does the 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds. In words, the Lotus – which hit 100mph in 8.5 seconds – has neck-snapping

Top speed is 145mph, fuel is 28.0mpg and CO2 emissions are 236g/km.

So, how it so quick?

The answer to the pace apparent when we tell you the Exige S Roadster tips the a smidge under 1100kg. a six-speed manual gearbox, but you can opt for SPS (Serial Precision Shift), is Lotus’s automated manual system. When it comes to settings it’s rather standard and an optional, more setting as part of the Race designed for the track.

We’ll stick with the transmission thank you. else? That soft top for example?

Oh, almost forgot – speed apart – it’s all the roof (or lack of one) It’s a simple soft-top hood, but we haven’t seen of it yet.

Inside, don’t expect bells and Alcantara-trimmed tissue Lotus call it ‘stylish and functionality’, which is obviously a for ‘don’t expect much and you be disappointed’.

Who cares about the I love the sound of it. I want to buy one for me and each for my business partners in and Springfield, Illinois! How much?

No news on prices yet. But one of you is to be disappointed. The Lotus Exige S will be sold in Europe and but not the US.

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