Posted Nov 28th 2011 1:34AM
Lotus has unveiled the 2012 Lotus Exige S at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Women and gentlemen, the wait is over! Once months of speculation, Lotus has finally unveiled the new Exige S. Consecutive generation Exige gets a reworked body and tweaked interior, however the real news is under the clamshell. Welcome Lotus back to rally with the brother of the newly launched Lotus Exige S and Lotus Exige R-GT. The manufacturer brought its latest achievements as well as the street-legal Exige S, and therefore the competition Lotus Exige GT with which the British company plans to form its comeback to the planet of rallying.
The Exige S also will be equipped with a high performance bespoke tire package with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires (front 205/45 R17, rear 265/45 R18) as commonplace, matched up with 17- or 18-inch light-weight alloy wheels. Specially-developed Pirelli P-Zero Corsas are fitted in any respect four corners, whereas the Lotus Dynamic Performance Management (DPM) system permits drivers to modify between Touring, Sport and DPM Off traction management modes. This “ultimate light-weight high performance sportscar” comes bearing a replacement look within and out of Lotus Exige S, moreover as a greenhorn engine that adds a powerful 130HP increase over the previous model. On the opposite hand, it’s conjointly 145kg (310 pounds) heavier at 1,080kg (2,381 lbs).
The Exige S is currently operating with a mid-mounted, transverse 3.5 liter DOHC V6 VVI-i engine that delivers a complete of 345 HP, a way cry from the previously used 257 HP 1.8L Toyota supercharged I4. The previous model claimed 2,077 lbs, whereas the new Exige S plumps up at 2,380 lbs. Once the added weight gets brought in, the Exige S’ 0-60 mph time remains higher, coming back in at 3.8 seconds (from a previous time of four.0 seconds) and its prime speed hikes up to a 170mph (up from a previous 145mph).
At first glance, both of those models share second place at the hands of the new Exige S, however we have a tendency to’ll have to be compelled to wait until we get our hands on it to grasp obviously. The new Lotus Exige S won’t be on the market in all markets, thus ask native dealers to see if one is available in the area. The new Lotus Exige S 2012 models, costs are announced at a later date and initial deliveries are created by the end of the year.