British Sports car manufacturer has officially unveiled the fastest sedan in its history. Lotus has released the technical details and therefore the price as to the new model 2014 Lotus Exige S Roadster, the fastest convertibles in its history, that arrives upon the market this summer.
Modeled just like the coupe model car, topless performance two-seater Exige S Roadster is powered by 3. 5 liter v6 engine refined with harrop htv 1320 supercharger. It will surely be connected along with the six-speed manual transmission and shall utilize a rear-wheel drive.
Engine of 2014 Lotus Exige S Roadster wil turn out concerning 350 hp and provides a maximum torque of four hundred nm, and within the whole combined european cycle of driving ( NEDC ) can consume 10. 1 l per 100 km, with co2 emissions of 236 grams per kilometer, also as coupe model car.
It’s the first time an Exige model has been offered with a factory-fitted soft top roof, one which is typically lightweight and easy to put up and take down.
In true Lotus fashion the finely tuned suspension delivers a responsive ride and sublimely agile handling, whilst the supercharged 3.5 V6 engine with race-derived technologies delivers stunning performance. Reaching 100 kph from standing in a neck-snapping 4 seconds (0 – 60 mph in 3.8 seconds) and 0-160 kph (0-100 mph) in 8.5 seconds this little roadster packs a punch both on and off the track. The top speed for the Exige S Roadster is 233 kph (145 mph) and it produces just 236 g of CO2 per km.
With a targeted weight of just under 1100 kg, this is one of the lightest six-cylinder roadsters on the market by some margin.
Outside, it’s a fine balance of beauty and the beast. The drop-top adds extrovert style to the Exige’s already muscular contours, at the same time it is an elegant machine that keeps its clenched fist under wraps.
The Roadster comes with a six-speed manual gearbox and two different suspension settings. There’s the standard setting for an active driving experience suited to public roads; and an optional setting as part of the Race Pack for maximum performance, developed for track use. The launch control system can be activated when the car is in Race mode.
Inside, the car is a lesson in stylish minimalism and functionality. The customer can specify a comfort enhanced plush interior or go for a more stripped down, sporty option.
The car has been developed for the main markets such as Europe and Asia. The Exige S Roadster will not be available to the U.S market.
Fuel economy figures for the Exige S Roadster with manual gearbox: Urban 14.5 l/100km (19.5 mpg), Extra urban 7.6 l/100km (37.2 mpg), Combined 10.1 l/100 km (28.0 mpg). CO2 emissions for the Exige S Roadster: 236 g/km