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Car Throttle | Ticking Timebomb: Lotus Exige S Roadster Review

Alex Kersten - August 1 2013

Exige S Roadster - What the Critics Say:

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Lotus Exige S Roadster Review

"The mathematical result of an equation that includes the numbers 345bhp, 295lb ft and 1166kg is a 0-60mph time of 3.8 seconds and an even more impressive ability to sprint to the ton in 8.5 seconds, figures that make the Exige S Roadster the fastest ever Lotus soft top."
Ollie Marriage - 27 June 2013

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Lotus Exige S Roadster Review

"A Lotus Exige S Roadster. So isn’t that like a Porsche Cayman convertible? Lotus has anticipated your question and prepared a Powerpoint and everything to suggest that no, it isn’t."
Matt Prior - 25 June 2013

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Lotus Exige S Roadster Review

"It loses the wings as well as the roof, but the new Roadster is every bit as thrilling as the Exige S Coupe"
Peter Burgess - 2 July 2013

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Lotus Exige S Roadster Review

"Yes, it has a removable roof, but the new Lotus Exige S Roadster is no boulevard sun-seeker. This rear-wheel-drive sports car with its mid-mounted, supercharged 3.5 V6 is just as intent on delivering driving nirvana as its hard-top equivalent."
Vicky Parrott - 3 July 2013

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Lotus Exige S Roadster Review

"So there you have it. A grown up Elise? Oh, it's much more than that. Fast, fun and brilliant to drive on road and track, the Exige S Roadster offers the full sports car experience in a truly attractive package. Yes you can pick fault for ease of access, limited luggage space and the price but this really is a very special machine. "
Don Haltam - 3 July 2013

Exige S Coupe - What the Critics Say

Lotus Exige S Track test: 350hp, chassis from the Gods - CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS

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Lotus Exige S Review

"Superbly poised in a supple, uniquely Lotus way... terrifically quick, extremely entertaining and, importantly, relatively cheap compared with its rivals. That’s not bad for arguably the best all-round road/track car currently on sale."
- Matt Prior, Road Test Editor - April 2012

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Lotus Exige S Review

"Lightness and lots of power – it’s a recipe for a serious performance car... and Lotus has taken it to the extreme"
- Owen Mildenhall - April 2012

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Lotus Exige S (2012) First Drive

"It’s impressively compliant for such a sporting car... a breathtakingly special thing to drive... You will, I guarantee, be smitten"
- Ben Barry - 25 April 2012

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2012 Lotus Exige S V6 review and pictures

"The closest obvious competitor is a Cayman R... but the Lotus is nearly a second quicker to 60mph (3.8sec versus 4.7sec)."
- Henry Catchpole - April 2012

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Driven: Exige S

"The Exige S has instant access to a tidal wave of torque... and accelerates like a rocket ship!... You will not find anything that competes at this price, we’re confident of that."
- Andy Betts - 2 May 2012