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  Lotus Exige S3
2012 - 2016
Lotus Exige S3
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Lotus Exige S3 Lotus Exige S3

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Specs
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Track Focused
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Coupe/Convertible
Layout Mid Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
6 Speed Automatic
Number Built  
Engine
Type Conventional
Details Supercharged V6
Capacity
211 in3 
Max Power
345 bhp @7000rpm 
Max Torque
295 lb/ft @4500rpm 
Power to Weight
298 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
255 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 100 bhp/litre 
Compression  
Bore x Stroke
 
Fuel Cons
 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
172 mph 
0 - 30 mph
 
0 - 60 mph
3.8 sec 
0 - 100 mph
8.0 sec 
0 - 124 mph
14.2 sec 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
 
Standing qtr Mile
 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time 7 min 53 sec 
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd 0.43 
Dimensions
Length
159.5 in 
Width
70.9 in 
Height
45.4 in 
Weight
2593 lbs 
Wheels (F/R)
 
Tyres (F/R)
 
Fuel Capacity
 
Pricing
New Price £n/a
Used Price £40000 - £55000

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Available as a coupe or convertible, the third generation of Lotus' trackday specialist Exige was launched in 2012.

Toyota supplied the 3.5 lire V6, pushing out 345 bhp in standard trim through a 6-speed manual box - an auto was available, but who would want that in an Exige!? 0-60mph takes under 4 seconds, and the Exige is good for a 172mph maximum speed.

Bodywork has been widened and extended lengthways by 10 inches over the Series 2, mainly to accomodate the new V6. Handling is better than ever, thanks to Lotus' Dynamic Performance Management system, which optimises traction in the absence of an LSD. Ride is perhaps too firm for British roads though.

Prices started at around 50k in the UK, for this perennial track day favourite. This was a hefty xk increase over the outgoing S2, but you are still getting supercar thrills at a fraction of the price.


Ratings
 
Performance7/10
Handling9/10
Looks7/10
Features6/10
Quality7/10
Costs7/10
Desire7/10
Eco7/10
Practicality3/10
Sound7/10
Overall Rating
67%
Ranks 660 of 1092
Money No Object
67%
Ranks 677 of 1092
Bargain Rating
59%
Ranks 340 of 1092

Rivals
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Caterham 620R

(2013 - date)


Ariel Atom 3.5 R

(2014 - 2017)


Nissan 370Z Nismo

(2013 - 2020)
 

Variants
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Exige S3

(345 bhp)


Exige Sport 380

(375 bhp)


Exige Sport 410

(410 bhp)
 

Lineage
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Exige

(2000 - 2002)
  

Exige S2

(2004 - 2011)
  

Exige S3

(2012 - 2016)
 

Siblings
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Evora

(Sports Car)




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