Η Lotus παρουσίασε στη Γενεύη την Exige S Roadster την οποία την περιγράφει ως “Ιαπωνικό μενού γευσιγνωσίας” και στην ουσία αποτελεί μια Elise φορώντας έναν μεγαλύτερο κινητήρα. Κάτω από το καπό, βρίσκεται ο κομπρεσοράτος V6 3.5-λίτρων απόδοσης 350 ίππων με 400 Nm ροπής. Συνδυάζεται είτε με ένα 6-τάχυτο μηχανικό κιβώτιο είτε με το αυτόματο SPS (Serial Precision Shift) με τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα να κάνει σε 4.0 δευτ. με τελική ταχύτητα 233 χλμ/ώρα. Καταναλώνει 10.1 λίτρα/100 χλμ εκπέμποντας 236 γρ/χλμ. Θα πωλείται σε Ευρώπη και Ασία με τους Βρεταννούς να μην έχουνε στα πλάνα τους να την πάνε στην απέναντι μεριά του ατλαντικού.

[Πηγή: Lotus | Live Photos: Autoblog.nl]

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HARDCORE SOFT TOP

More raw than a Japanese tasting menu, the Lotus Exige S Roadster combines its coupé twin’s mesmerizing grunt and handling with an open air experience that makes the driver feel all the more at one with the road.

It’s the first time an Exige model has been offered with a factory-fitted soft top roof, one which is typically lightweight and easy to put up and take down.

In true Lotus fashion the finely tuned suspension delivers a responsive ride and sublimely agile handling, whilst the supercharged 3.5 V6 engine with race-derived technologies delivers stunning performance. Reaching 100 kph from standing in a neck-snapping 4 seconds (0 – 60 mph in 3.8 seconds) and 0-160 kph (0-100 mph) in 8.5 seconds this little roadster packs a punch both on and off the track. The top speed for the Exige S Roadster is 233 kph (145 mph) and it produces just 236 g of CO2 per km.

With a targeted weight of just under 1100 kg, this is one of the lightest six-cylinder roadsters on the market by some margin.

Outside, it’s a fine balance of beauty and the beast. The drop-top adds extrovert style to the Exige’s already muscular contours, at the same time it is an elegant machine that keeps its clenched fist under wraps.

The Roadster comes with a six-speed manual gearbox, but will also be available with Lotus’ Serial Precision Shift (SPS), a paddle-operated automated manual transmission, which makes life more relaxed in the city and more F1-like when it’s let off the leash. The SPS gearbox means the driver never has to take their hands off the wheel, it prevents errors during shifting, and it is lighter and more compact than a normal torque-converter transmission.

The car comes with two different suspension settings. There’s the standard setting for an active driving experience suited to public roads; and an optional setting as part of the Race Pack for maximum performance, developed for track use. The launch control system can be activated when the car is in Race mode.

Inside, the car is a lesson in stylish minimalism and functionality. The customer can specify a comfort enhanced plush interior or go for a more stripped down, sporty option.

The car has been developed for the main markets such as Europe and Asia. The Exige S Roadster will not be available to the U.S market.

Fuel economy figures for the Exige S Roadster with manual gearbox: Urban 14.5 l/100km (19.5 mpg), Extra urban 7.6 l/100km (37.2 mpg), Combined 10.1 l/100 km (28.0 mpg). CO2 emissions for the Exige S Roadster: 236 g/km

  • Mika

    Fainetai yperoxh…

  • δε ταιριάζει με τη φιλοσοφία της Lotus το εσωτερικό της να ειναι ντυμένο με δερμα!!!!!

    όσο πιο γυμνό τόσο καλύτερη!!!

    αυτή ηταν η φιλοσοφία του Colin Chapman…!!!

    δε παύει να ειναι όμως ένα όμορφο sport car!!

  • ilikeyourcar

    Λιωνωωωω… τη θελω οπως ειναι! Παντως πισω ειναι φτηστη η 360 modena

    • τωρα που το λεσ!!!! ναι!!!!! αλλα πιο πολυ με 355!!! :-P

    • ilikeyourcar

      Εχει και φωτα ιδια, και προφυλακτηρα παρομοιο και το τζαμι που φαινεται ο κινητηρας αλλα 360.