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Weight

To create desirable, wind-in-the-hair excitement, the Exige S Roadster maintains its peerless lightweight performance pedigree with its top removed. Better to hear the 345bhp (350PS) supercharged V6 engine, the aural effect is of a classic convertible. Yet, there is no loss of its track-inspired details and its focused aerodynamics and hip-hugging cabin, underline its purpose. The purity of its driving thrills are a Lotus remit that promotes the sensation of driver intimacy with the car, enhanced, when the weather permits, by greater intimacy with the environment. The Exige S Roadster is a performance car developed for drivers by equally passionate drivers. Developed expertly by the renowned Lotus ride and handling team, at the Hethel test track, its dynamic capabilities are inspirational, in the way that only a Lotus can be.

Performance

With its racy V6 engine, the Exige S Roadster applies its supercharged immediacy to great effect. Its throttle response is instantaneous. Its weight distribution encourages a thrilling handling envelope. Its inherent mechanical grip is the stuff of legends. It is accompanied by an exhaust tone that highlights a pinnacle, open-topped sportscar.

Torsion

Underpinning every Exige S Roadster is the most efficient, strongest and low weight, extruded and bonded chassis-tub. Based on more than 60 years of racing car developments, its torsional rigidity is uncompromised, even with the top removed. It allows the suspension to work most effectively, to provide unparalleled grip, a comfortable ride and a dynamic balance that is exceptional.

Safety

However inelegant some safety features can be, Lotus incorporates them within its Exige S Roadster as elements of the design package. An in-built roll structure keeps occupants safe, while an electronic speed limiter maintains comfort levels. The Dynamic Performance Management (DPM) ensures that the driver can harness the high potential of the engine and its chassis through three programmed settings (four, if you opt for the Pace Pack) and antilock brakes help to avoid hazards.

TOP SPEED

145

mph

0 - 60 MPH

3.8

secs

MAX POWER

345

hp

WEIGHT

1166

kg

Features

Exige S Roadster Engine

  • Fuel-injected and supercharged
  • 3.5-litre V6 engine develops 345bhp (350PS)
  • Delivers punchy 295lbs ft (400Nm) of torque
  • Mid-engine provides balance
  • Aero-optimised
  • Lotus-developed Dynamic Performance Management control
  • Locking differential
  • Bristling acceleration
  • 145mph (233km/h) V-max

Exige S Chassis

  • State of the art construction
  • Extruded aluminium chassis-tub
  • Lightweight
  • Great torsional rigidity
  • Provides solid handling base
  • Forged alloy suspension wishbones
  • Chassis cross-members visible

Exige S Roadster Wheel

  • 17-inch diameter front alloys
  • 18-inch diameter rear alloys
  • 5 Y-spoke cast alloy style
  • Gloss Silver finish
  • Forged alloy options

Exige S Roadster Styling detail

  • Head-turning presence
  • Compact packaging
  • Styled for zero-lift
  • Maximum down force
  • Top-down optimised airflow
  • Taut and poised
  • Targeted efficiency
  • Motorsport derived

Exige S Roadster 6 speed transmission

  • Manual 6-speed
  • Close ratios
  • Light shift weight
  • Slick changes
  • Balanced clutch weight
  • Optional 6-speed Automatic
  • Forged alloy shift paddles (Auto)
  • Lotus throttle management blips on downshifts
  • (Manual) 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.0 seconds)
  • (Automatic) 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.0 seconds)

EXTERIOR

Specifications

Performance and Emissions
Engine, Transmission and Dimensions
Body and Suspension
Steering, Brakes and Wheels
Interior Specification
Options and Option Packs
 Exige S Roadster
PERFORMANCE*ManualAutomatic
Max power345 hp at 7000 rpm [350 PS] (258kW)
Max torque295 lbft at 4500 rpm [400 Nm]
0-60 mph3.8 seconds3.8 seconds
0-100 km/h4.0 seconds4.0 seconds
Max speed145 mph [233 km/h]*
Power to weight ratioManual 296 hp/tonne
Auto 294 hp/tonne
FUEL CONSUMPTION (mpg* [l/100 km])
Urban19.5 [14.5][13.6]
Extra Urban37.2 [7.6][7.2]
Combined28.0 [10.1][9.6]
CO2 emissions235 g/km222 g/km
*Electronically restricted.
 Exige S Roadster
ENGINE
All alloy, 3.5 litre DOHC V6 VVT-i engine, 24 valve, equipped with Harrop HTV 1320 Supercharger utilising Eaton TVSTM TechnologyStandard
Mid mounted, transverse, rear wheel driveStandard
Multi-point sequential fuel injection and direct ignition systemStandard
Lotus Electronic Throttle Control systemStandard
TRANSMISSION
6 speed manual gearbox with sports ratiosStandard
Constant mesh helical gears and open differentialsStandard
DIMENSIONS
Length4084 mm
Width excluding mirrors1802 mm
Height1129 mm
Wheelbase2370 mm
Unladen vehicle mass [Manual]1166 kg
Unladen vehicle mass [Automatic]1172 kg
Fuel tank capacity40 litres
 
 Exige S Roadster
CHASSIS/ BODY
Two-door, two-seater roadster bodystyleStandard
Lightweight, extruded aluminium bonded chassis structureStandard
Composite body panelsStandard
Aerodynamically optimised front splitter, rear diffuser and wingStandard
LED front daytime running lights with integrated direction indicatorsStandard
LED rear lamps with integrated direction indicatorsStandard
SUSPENSION
Fully independent double wishbone suspension with front anti-roll barStandard
Bilstein high performance gas dampers, front and rearStandard
Eibach coaxial coil springs, front and rearStandard
 Exige S Roadster
STEERING
Solidly mounted, mechanical rack and pinionStandard
BRAKES
Silver AP Racing four-piston calipers with ventilated and cross-drilled cast-iron discsStandard
Lotus/ BOSCH tuned ABS systemStandard
Hydraulic Brake Assist [HBA]Standard
Electronic Brake Distribution [EBD]Standard
Cornering Brake Control [CBC]Standard
Lotus Dynamic Performance Management [Lotus DPM]Standard
WHEELS & TYRES
Silver cast alloy wheels, cast [17" front and 18" rear]Standard
Front Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres 205/45 R17Standard
Rear Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres 265/35 R18Standard
 Exige S Roadster
INTERIOR SPECIFICATION
Lightweight aluminium footwell dividerStandard
Lightweight aluminium passenger footrestStandard
Driver and passenger air bagsStandard
Black leather steering wheelStandard
Black leather gear lever gaiterStandard
Polished aluminium gear knobStandard
Plain leather sun-visorsStandard
Black carpetStandard
Black cloth seats with Lotus roundelStandard
CD/MP3/WMA receiver with 4 speakers Standard
Immobiliser and remote activated alarmStandard
Central door lockingStandard
Face level air ventsStandard
 Exige S Roadster
OPTION PACKS
Premium PackOption  
Premium Pack SportOption
Race PackOption
Convenience PackOption
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS
Automatic transmissionOption
Hard topOption
Metallic paintOption
Signature paintOption
Contrast stitching in yellow, red or silver [Premium Pack Sport Required]Option
Rear parking sensorsOption
Heated seatsOption
Air conditioningOption
AP Racing four-piston black calipersOption
Two-piece high performance brake discs with yellow calipersOption
WHEEL OPTIONS
Gloss black, cast alloy wheels [17" front and 18" rear]Option

Lotus reserves the right to modify prices, specifications and options without prior notice. Please consult your local Lotus dealer for more information. MPG figures are obtained from laboratory testing and may not reflect real driving results. Published MPG figures and performance results are intended for comparisons between vehicles only. Verification of performance results should not be attempted on public roads. Lotus recommends that all local speed and safety laws must be obeyed and safety belts worn at all times. Errors and omissions excepted.

COLOUR OPTIONS

  • Metallic White
  • Solid Red
  • Racing Green
  • Metallic Yellow
  • Metallic Black
  • Metallic Grey
  • Metallic Light Silver
  • Metallic Orange
  • Metallic Blue
  • Metallic Dark Orange

Build Packages

Exige S Automatic

Offering the involvement of a manual paddle-shift with all the convenience of an automatic, the Exige S Automatic comes with a 6-speed transmission that has been specifically tailored to the sporty characteristics of the Exige.

Integrating smooth and intuitive gear shifts with engine response and exhaust note, the Exige S Automatic provides its driver with all round engagement and excitement and reflects the Lotus DNA of pure driving experience.

For drivers who enjoy a more spirited drive, the gear-shift characteristics have been calibrated to reflect the dynamic system changes that are activated when the driver selects either ‘Sport’ or ‘Race’ mode. Optimised gear selection and response deliver quicker all-round performance when a sportier experience is desired.

Automatic transmission is available as a cost option to Exige S and Exige S Roadster models in all markets where the Exige is currently on sale.

Exige S Automatic Interior

Exige Roadster standard wheel

Exige S Silver Wheel

This cast wheel is fitted as Standard on the Exige S Roadster.

(17" Front / 18" Rear)

Premium Pack Roadster

The Premium Pack for the Exige Roadster comprises of a choice of leather trim colours on the seat style shown below: Ebony; Venom Red, Ivory, and Cognac. It also includes a covered foot well area (carpet + leather), premium steering wheel in full black leather, leather sills, quilted door panels in leather, quilted sports seats in full leather, trinket tray with divider and stowage mats, leather dashboard area.
*Premium Pack may be subject to change. Check with your dealer when ordering.

Ebony Leather

Exige Roadster Premium pack black

Ivory Leather

Exige Roadster Premium Seat - Ivory

Venom Red Leather

Exige Roadster Premium Seat - Venom Red

Cognac Leather

Exige Roadster Premium Seat - Cognac
Exige Coupe Premium Sport Suedetex Red stitch seat

Premium Pack Sport Roadster

The Premium Pack Sport for Exige roadster comprises of a choice of quilted trim on the seat style shown right: Ebony Black leather or Ebony Black leather/Slate Grey Suedetex® combination (shown left). Contrast stitching is available in red, yellow or silver.

It also includes leather or Suedetex® centre console, black floor mats, premium sport steering wheel, door panels in leather or Suedetex®.

*Premium Pack Sport may be subject to change. Check with your dealer when ordering.

RACE PACK

The Race Pack comprises of: 4 Mode Lotus Dynamic Performance Management (DPM) system including Launch Control, exhaust bypass valve override switch, and optimised suspension to suit the Trofeo tyre characteristics.

Exige S Coupe Air conditioning

CONVENIENCE PACK

The Convenience Pack comprises of: Cruise control, Trinket tray divider, USB connection, and cup holder.

Exige S Coupe Air conditioning