Lotus News Article

Lotus heads to Le Mans with its latest and greatest

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 09:45
Lotus will be out en-masse this year for the 24-Heures-du-Mans 90th anniversary competing in LMP1 and LMP2 and showing-off the newest addition to the Lotus family, the Exige S Roadster.
Exige S Roadster

Lotus, together with its LMP1 team Lotus Rebellion Racing, and LMP2 team Lotus Praga, prepare for the famous French weekender and gets set to journey through the night to complete the longest distance possible in 24 hours. It’s a gruelling challenge but one Rebellion Racing and Lotus Praga Teams are ready to take on! 

Whilst the prestigious Circuit de la Sarthe is almost ready to welcome the legions of race fans preparing to descend upon the French town of Le Mans for the 90th year – a sense of endurance is very much palpable, such is the mood of the organisers, locals and competitors, all of whom have been preparing tirelessly for the famous race.

The fans however will no doubt be fresh, excited and full of anticipation for the world-famous motoring event. Those looking to make the most of the Le Mans experience can find the Lotus stand in the Le Mans Village, where the latest addition to the Lotus Cars product range, the brand new Exige S Roadster will be on display. This will be first public appearance of ‘the fastest convertible Lotus ever’ since the car went into production. 

The Lotus stand with stocked Lotus Originals boutique is open to visitors daily at the following times:

Wednesday 19th June 12.00 - 00.00 hrs
Thursday 20th June 12.00 - 20.00 hrs
Friday 21st June 10.00 - 20.00 hrs
Saturday 22nd June 09.00 - 02.00 hrs
Sunday 23rd June 09.00 - 17.00 hrs


Not to be missed; the Lotus stand will be home to two exclusive autograph sessions for fans and customers with chance to meet the Lotus Praga drivers. Details are as follows:

Wednesday the 19th June
             •    2:30pm - 2:45pm
             •    LMP2 Car #31 - Drivers: Kevin Weeda, James Rossiter, Christophe Bouchut
Thursday the 20 June
             •    5:00pm - 5:15pm
             •    LMP2 Car #32 - Drivers: Thomas Holzer, Dominik Kraihamer, Jan Charouz

Fuel consumption for Exige S Roadster is – urban 19.5 mpg – 14.5 litres / 100km, extra urban 37.2 mpg – 7.6 litres / 100km, combined – 28.0 mpg – 10.1 litres / 100km. CO2 emissions 236 g
CO2 / km.