Are you looking for a lightweight and performance savvy roadster? If yes, then you want to take a look at the Lotus Exige S. Lotus is one of the best car manufacturing companies that can stand at par with the best of the GT car industry. Lotus recently announced to take the roof of the Lotus Exige. Sharing an aluminum tub with the Elise, it has great strength, but it maintains a lightweight design. The Lotus Exige S Roadster is a combination of class and a great appealing car. In fact, the only bad thing about this GT car is that the US will not be getting a taste of this wonderful machine. Probably one of the fastest convertibles made by Lotus, this car can reach 100 kilometers per hour in just 3.8 seconds. Now, that is a fast car.
According to Lotus, the car will vary its price depending on where you are located. It can range from around $71,000 to $82,078.
Having a V6 engine 3.5 Liter engine, this car is a lighter version of its coupe. In fact, the Lotus Exige S Roadster comes out 22 pounds lighter from the already impressive coupe version. As the engine discharges 345 horsepower, it has no trouble driving the car in the freeway.
The closest competition to the performance of the roadster Exige S is the Lotus Esprit V8. Though it carries a more powerful engine than the Exige S Roadster, the results were simply stunning. In fact, to showcase the magnificence of this GT car, Lotus Exige S beats the Esprit V8 car for almost a full second in acceleration. Keep in mind though that the Esprit has twin turbochargers plus a V8 engine. Now, that says a lot about the quality of the Lotus Exige S Roadster.
What most car enthusiasts don’t know is that engineers and car designers take a lot of time redesigning a car just to provide its topless look.
In fact, in the case of the Lotus Exige S Roadster, they sacrificed a bit of downforce in order to minimize the drag in the cockpit. Replacing the roof with a lightweight fabric, the car’s top can easily open in just a few clicks.
What Makes It a Great Buy?
If there is any standout in the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the Lotus Exige S Roadster is that car. Available exclusively to Asia and Europe, except that this car won’t be too common. If you have the money to purchase the Lotus Exige S Roadster, it is suggested to go for it.
With a Racing Performance Management system, expect a road car that has the performance and efficiency of a race car.
The success of the Exige S made it possible for Lotus to have a roadster version. The brand, however, made it a point to limit the car in Asia and Europe to maintain the prestige and the exclusivity of the vehicle. If you are lucky enough to purchase the Exige S roadster, you can only expect superb engineering at its finest.