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  Lotus Exige
2000 - 2002
Lotus Exige
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Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Trackfocused
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Coupe
Layout Mid Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Number Built  
Engine
Type Conventional
Details 4 cyl
Capacity
110 in3 
Max Power
192 bhp @7800rpm 
Max Torque
146 lb/ft @5000rpm 
Power to Weight
250 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
190 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 107 bhp/litre 
Compression  
Bore x Stroke
3.35 X 3.23 in 
Fuel Cons
 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
136 mph 
0 - 30 mph
1.9 sec 
0 - 60 mph
4.7 sec 
0 - 100 mph
12.7 sec 
0 - 124 mph
 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
 
Standing qtr Mile
13.7sec @105mph 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time 8 min 42 sec 
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
149.0 in 
Width
68.0 in 
Height
46.0 in 
Weight
1720 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 7 X 16
8.5 X 17 
Tyres (F/R) 195/50 ZR16
225/45 ZR17 
Fuel Capacity
8.8 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £30000 - £40000
 
Profile

The track derived Exige coupe was intended for those who wanted an Elise with a harder edge. With it's specially developed race like Yokohamas and skirted and bespoilered appearance the Exige looked every bit the race car for the road.

Performance was up considerably on the Elise with a choice of 177 or 192bhp for lightning quick acceleration. Handling was exemplary, and braking was solid thanks to drilled and vented 11.5inch disks.

A little too rough and ready for everyday road use (although it did have the practicality of a hard top) the Exige made for a perfect track day car, as was Lotus's intention.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
70% 69% 7% 5
Ranks 390 of 771 Ranks 423 of 771 Ranks 188 of 771 Ranks 306 of 771

Rivals
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Variants
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Lineage
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Exige

(2000 - 2002)
  

Exige S2

(2004 - 2011)

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