- Club Racer ethos applied to searingly quick Exige S
- Weight reduced by 15 kg
- Lotus benchmarks for handling and pure driving
Applying the Lotus refined Club Racer principles to the
already stunning Exige S results in the most inspiring version
of an already class-leading sports car.
The Exige S is a model that already excels, thanks to its
lightweight aluminium chassis-tub and aerodynamically enhanced
composite bodywork. Its 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine
delivers exciting performance, benchmark handling and a pure
driving experience combined with a 4.0 seconds 0-62mph
(0-100km/h) acceleration time and a top speed of 274 km/h (170
Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus plc, expressed his
enthusiasm for the new model: “Factoring the Club Racer ethos
into the Exige enhances the track-focussed potential of this
important model. It encompasses our legendary benchmark in
handling, with lightweight and efficient construction and that
we will always put a peerless and pure driving experience first.”
The new Exige S Club Racer occupies an important niche within
the Exige range and arrives hot on the heels of the Elise 220
Cup and the forthcoming Evora 400, unveiled recently at the
Geneva Motor Show.
Available only as a coupe model, the car possesses 42 kg of
aerodynamic downforce at 100 mph (160 km/h), thanks to the front
splitter, rear wing and flat underside, all contributing to its
phenomenal performance and handling balance.
At 1161 kg, it is lighter by 15 kg compared to the Exige S,
because of its new lightweight battery, lightweight centre
console in body colour, lighter doors and lightweight sports
seats in leather or Alcantara with colour coded stitching.
Traction slip thresholds (‘Drive‘, ‘Sport’ and ‘Race’ settings)
allowing the driver enhanced vehicle control before intervention
is required can be altered via a driver-selectable switch which
is now fitted as standard. Both ‘Sport’ and ‘Race’ settings
increase throttle responsiveness.
The Exige S Club Racer is available in Metallic White, Exige
Orange, Metallic Yellow and Matt Black (option). The front
splitter, rear wing, front access panel, roof panel, wing
mirrors and rear transom are in matt black. Club Racer decals
inside on the dashboard and seats and outside above the side
indicator identify this latest special addition to the Exige
All this additional equipment amounts to £4,500 worth of extra
value, for only £2,400 more than the standard Exige S (£54,500).
The Lotus Exige S Club Racer is on sale now with an MSRP of
£56,900. For other currency prices, please contact the Lotus
press office. Orders can be placed now.
Each Lotus Exige S Club Racer will have the following as
- Body coloured light weight centre console
- Leather, or Alcantara (no cost), lighter sports seat
- Colour-coded stitching on seats and door cards
- Colour-coded seat hoops
- Sports steering wheel
- ‘Drive‘, ‘Sport’ and ‘Race’ settings for Traction slip
- Lightweight battery
- Matt Black distinguishing exterior trim pack
- A choice of four exterior colours - Exige Orange,
Metallic White, Metallic Yellow, Matt Black (option)
- ‘Exige S CR’ decals externally and on dashboard stereo
- Air Conditioning £1,250
- CD/Radio and USB Connection and NVH Pack £1,200
- Matt Black Paint £2,000
- Lightweight Two-Piece Brakes £1,850
Fuel consumption for Exige S Club Racer:
Urban 19.5 mpg – 14.5 litres / 100 km. Extra urban 37.2 mpg –
7.6 litres / 100 km.
Combined – 28.0 mpg – 10.1 litres / 100 km. CO2 emissions 235 g
CO2 / km.