After taking in that large (carbon-fiber?) fixed wing, let your eyes move down to the mammoth, multi-level rear diffuser fitted to this test car. The entire rear looks wider than before, even the taillights have a cleaner and more integrated design. A true rear window has also been fitted, which should greatly improve rear visibility.
According to our sources, many of the design changes are due to the Exige moving to the same chassis that can be found under the Evora 2+2.
The Exige will likely share the same normally-aspirated and supercharged versions of the 3.5-liter V-6 found in the Evora and Evora S. Based on the performance figures of the current Evora, the lighter Exige should have no problem zipping to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds or less.
Lotus Exige - Track rats, your car is waiting.
This high-performance 2-seater with composite bodywork and 150-lb. (!) chassis is powered by Toyota’s 2ZZ-GE 1.8-liter 4-cylinder, which makes 190 bhp at 7800 rpm.
If only under every rock there was hidden a Lotus Exige.
Lotus is paying tribute to Becker and his 44 years of service with the special RGB editions of the Elise and Exige. The Lotus Exige S RGB Special Edition is powered by a 257-bhp supercharged and intercooled 1.8 liter that accounts for a 0-60 mph time of 4 seconds.