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Friday, July 15, 2016

Lotus Exige

The Lotus Exige is a two-door, two-seat sports car fabricated by Lotus Cars. It is about a coupé adaptation of the Lotus Elise, a mid-engined auto in assembly back 1996.

The aboriginal Exige was launched in 2000 and had a 1.8 L Rover K Series agent in VHPD (Very High Performance Derivative) tune. It produced 177 bhp (132 kW; 179 PS) in accepted anatomy and 192 bhp (143 kW; 195 PS) in the "track spec" version.

In 2004, the Series 2 Exige was introduced. It appearance a 1.8 L 16-valve DOHC Toyota/Yamaha agent that produces 190 bhp (142 kW; 193 PS) with the Toyota agent appellation of 2ZZ-GE. Compared to the Series 2 Elise, it has a advanced splitter, fibreglass auto roof with roof scoop, rear agent cover, and rear spoiler. The sole purpose of these aerodynamic additions to the abject Elise is to actualize added downforce (almost 100 lb (45 kg) of downforce at 100 mph (160 km/h) in the Exige against 13 lb (5.9 kg) at 100 mph (160 km/h) in the Elise).

In February 2005, Lotus appear a bound assembly run of 50 Exiges, application the Toyota agent with a supercharger, that increases the ability achievement to 243 bhp (181 kW; 246 PS). These cartage were alone accessible in chicken or black, apery the colours of Lotus Sport, and are badged 240R. They accept a projected 0-60 mph (0–100 km/h) time of 3.9 abnormal and 0-100 mph (0–160 km/h) of 9.9 seconds, with a top acceleration of 155 mph (249 km/h) at a amount of £44,000.00 (approximately $72,500.00 or €51,000.00).

The North American Exige was apparent at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January 2006. In February 2006, Lotus appear the Exige S archetypal which acclimated a supercharged Toyota agent bearing 220 bhp (164 kW; 223 PS). The S was additionally fabricated accessible in North American markets as a 2007 model.

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