Lotus Exiqe
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Lotus
Model: Exiqe
Lotus Exiqe

The North American Exige was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January 2006. By February 2006 Lotus announced the Exige S model, which used a supercharged Toyota engine producing 218 bhp. The S was also thankfully made available in North American markets as a 2007 model. The Lotus Exige is a two-door, two-seat sports car made by Lotus Cars. It is essentially a coupe version of the Lotus Elise, which is a great roadster. The original Exige had a 1.8 L Rover K Series engine. It produced 170 bhp in standard form and 190 bhp in the VHPD version. Compared to the Elise, it had wider wheel arches, a front splitter, a large rear spoiler and a fiberglass roof. In 2004, the Series 2 Exige was introduced and it featured a 1.8 L Toyota engine that produces 189 bhp. Then, by February 2005, Lotus announced a limited production run of 50 Exiges, using the Toyota engine with a supercharger that increases the power output to 243 bhp. These vehicles are only available in yellow or black, representing the colors of Lotus Sport, and are badged 240R. They have a projected 0-60 mph acceleration time of 3.9 seconds and 0-100 mph acceleration time of 9.9 seconds, with a top speed of 155 mph. These are some astounding numbers that should be recognized. What is even more amazing is the relatively low cost of the Lotus Exige. For this type of performance automobile, $76,500 is really not unbearable. Not that it makes much of a difference, but there are plenty of expensive cars out there that come no where near the abilities of the Lotus. This is in part due to Lotus’ focus on building light car, which obviously improves their performance. This is otherwise known as working smart not hard.

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