A few edited down clips from my test drive in the new V6 engined Lotus Exige S.
Sorry for the poor image quality in places and the squeaks and rattles at low-speed (caused by a combination of my cameras IS system and the suction mount rubbing).
A few links for those who want to skip bits.
Start of test drive: 0:35
Low speed noise: 3:00
Motorway cruising noise: 3:40
The Lotus Exige S is powered by the Toyota 2GR-FE engine with Harrop HTV 1320 Supercharger.
Many thanks to Bell and Colvill for the loan of this car for an afternoon.
0-275 km/h : Lotus Exige S V6 (Motorsport)
Embarquez pour ne VMax à bord de la nouvelle Lotus Exige S V6.
Moteur : V6 compresseur
Cylindrée : 3 456 cm3
Puissance maxi : 350 ch
Poids : 1 176 kg
Prix : 67 190 euros
Race-Mode Race in Lotus Exige S vs F1 Driver - Fifth Gear
Vicki is putting the Lotus Exige S' Race-Mode to the test with a lap time
trial against Formula 1 driver and Lotus test driver Karun Chandhok.
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Lotus Exige S: The Ultimate Lotus? - XCAR
A return to Hethel is always a pleasure. Lotus' home always gives me a
little bit of a tingle in my 'yes' place and the chance to muck about in
the new Exige S amplified it to near pirapismic heights.
Y'see, when Lotus calls a car 'Exige' you know they're not mucking about.
Similarly, you know that you're likely to leave with a big grin on your
face. Of course, Lotus' current nomenclature means that adding 'S' to a
name means it's got a Supercharger too.
Which is nice.
The current car is the third Exige -- the first was based on the S1, while
the second was based on the rather delicious S2 and came with all manner of
engine tweaks. Anyway, compared to the new one they're... child's play.
Y'see, this one gets the 3.5-litre supercharged V6 straight out of the
Evora S. The result? 345bhp, 295lb ft, a top speed of 170mph and 0-62mph in
less 4.0seconds. All in a car smaller than R2D2.
On top of its silly powerplant, there's also the fact that it was developed
by Lotus -- that means it's one of the finest handling cars in the world.
It'll slide when provoked, but otherwise it'll grip like nothing else.
As well as having silly power and handling finesse, the Exige S boasts a
first -- traction control. The Dynamic Performance System, as Lotus calls
it, gives the Exige an electronic brain that not only stops you from
falling off the road, but can give you a faster lap time as well. Y'see, 'tour' mode
is the 'don't crash mode', 'sport' is best called 'hero mode' as it lets
the Exige's arse step out of line from time to time and 'race' mode -- it's
really clever. Race mode will learn the track you're on and will give you
access to its fearsome power when it thinks you're capable of using it --
no matter how hard your foot is pressed on the go pedal. A Lotus
development driver told me that in a race around Hethel a car ser to 'race'
will be quicker than one with no traction on at all... So not only is this
the most powerful Exige, it's also the cleverest.
The Exige is a car that fills its driver with confidence, it fires you from
A-B with such ferocity that you can't help but grin like a loon. To go
alongside the power, its noise is pretty incredible. You won't forget
there's a 3.5-litre V6 mere inches behind your ear in a hurry.
On track the Exige S will humble things twice its price and cars with
horses for logos. Driving it in the real world may be a struggle, but
you'll do it because as an experience it's simply brilliant.
Engine: 3.5-litre supercharged V6
Torque: 295lb ft
Top speed: 170mph
Written/Presented: Alex Goy
Shot/Edited: Nick Wilkinson
Top Gear Live 2013 - Lotus Exige S + Stig's Powerlap!!!
This day as I went on the Top Gear Live 2013 at the Sunday Eastern Creek
Raceway, I've filmed a brand new 2013 Lotus Exige S for the first time, as
I took a film on it's exteriors including the interior, I also filmed the
real Top Gear's Stig takes a drive on the new Exige S around the track on
the Sydney Eastern Creek Raceway, and the Lotus Exige S did it in 1;14.1 on
(C) SamurottAMG HK 2013
Lotus Exige S road and track review
The Lotus Exige S is designed for one thing and one thing only: Putting a
massive smile on your face. Rory Reid jumped behind the wheel of the latest
example to see just how much fun it is on the road and on the track in this
video road test review.
Music: Kevin MacLeod
Top Gear Lotus Exige S vs Ford Mustang
The Lotus Exige (pronounced /ɛɡˈziːʒ/) is a two-door, two-seat sports
car made by Lotus Cars. It is essentially a coupé version of the Lotus
Elise, which is a roadster that is mid-engined and has been in production
The original Exige (NA or naturally aspirated Exige) was launched in 2000
and had a 1.8 L Rover K Series engine in VHPD (Very High Performance
Derivative) tune. It produced 177 bhp (132 kW; 179 PS) in standard form and
192 bhp (143 kW; 195 PS) in the "track spec" version.
In 2004, the Series 2 Exige was introduced. It features a 1.8 L 16-valve
DOHC Toyota/Yamaha engine that produces 190 bhp (142 kW; 193 PS) with the
Toyota engine designation of 2ZZ-GE. Compared to the Series 2 Elise, it
has a front splitter, fibreglass hardtop roof with roof scoop, rear engine
cover, and rear spoiler. The sole purpose of these aerodynamic additions to
the base Elise is to create more downforce (almost 100 lb (45 kg) of
downforce at 100 mph (160 km/h) in the Exige versus 13 lb (5.9 kg) at 100
mph (160 km/h) in the Elise).
In February 2005, Lotus announced a limited production run of 50 Exiges,
using the Toyota engine with a Supercharger, that increases the power output to
243 bhp (181 kW; 246 PS). These vehicles were only available in yellow or
black, representing the colours of Lotus Sport, and are badged 240R. They
have a projected 0-60 mph (0--100 km/h) time of 3.9 seconds and 0-100 mph
(0--160 km/h) of 9.9 seconds, with a top speed of 155 mph (249 km/h) at a
cost of £44,000.00 (approximately $72,500.00 or €51,000.00).[citation
The North American Exige was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in
January 2006. In February 2006, Lotus announced the Exige S model which
used a supercharged Toyota engine producing 220 bhp (164 kW; 223 PS).
The S was also made available in North American markets as a 2007 model.
Lotus Exige V6 Cup - road car vs race car - autocar.co.uk
Lotus is on its way back, and the proof is the Lotus Exige V6 Cup - both in
street trim, the Cup S, and the Cup R racer. Steve Sutcliffe puts them to
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For most people, the standard Lotus Exige V6 would surely represent the
ultimate kind of sports car. It weighs little more than a box of feathers,
its interior is quite extraordinarily uncluttered by unnecessary luxuries,
and its supercharged Toyota V6 engine provides it with enough grunt --
345bhp -- to embarrass all but the most ambitious supercar drivers. Sutters
travels to Lotus' test track in Hethel to drive the Exige V6 Cup S road car
and the Exige V6 Cup R racer.
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My Lotus Exige S 260RGB with Larini Exhaust Sound!
This is my brand new Lotus Exige S 260RGB Limited Final Edition N°089 of
200 worldwide. The car is arrived at home friday morning and of course, I
immediately went to make some videos!
This particular one is powered by a 1.8 liter supercharged inline 4 that
produces 260hp and thanks to its low weight (887kg) is able to go from 0 to
100km/h in 4 seconds!
It's also fitted with a cat-less Larini ClubSport Exhaust system that does produce an awesome
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