Lotus presented at the Geneva Motor Show the 2013 Exige S Roadster, a car that promises to combine the handling with the open air experience that makes you feel all the more at one with the road. The car is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine delivering 345 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, and mated to a standard six-speed manual gearbox while the Serial Precision Shift automated gearbox is available as an option.
The 2013 Lotus Exige S Roadster is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4 seconds (60 mph I 3.8 seconds), 160 km/h (100 mph) in 8.5 seconds and has a top speed of 233 km/h or 145 mph. Still, the Lotus Exige S Roadster delivers 236 g of CO2 per km.
Moreover, the Lotus Exige S Roadster using the manual gearbox will have a fuel consumption of: 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). With a targeted weight of just under 1100 kg, this is one of the lightest six-cylinder roadsters on the market by some margin. Furthermore, 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.
According to Lotus, the Exige S Roadster will be offered with two different suspension settings, a 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.
Moreover, the Exige S Roadster also comes with a launch control system, but this 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. As expected, you will not see this model in the United States, as the British manufacturer developed it for the main markets such as Europe and Asia.