The year 2012 was one of the busiest for Lotus with the debut of the much-admired Exige S, the opening of a brand-new retail market in Regent Street, the highlighted trademark at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the fourth-place finish in the F1 Constructors’ Championship and third place finish in the Drivers’ Championship, and a series victory through an Evora GTC by having the MSA British Endurance Championship.
After the excitement and thrill of the brand’s impressive race series victory, the latest Lotus Evora ‘Sports Racer’ has been visually optimized and enhanced with the 3.5L V6 engine in supercharged or naturally aspirated variants. It also gives best value for money with its superb performance on the track or on the road along with its elegant design, impressive thrill and true affordability.
Three significant factors distinguish the ‘Sports Racer’ from all the other models under the current Evora range. First, it has a signature color scheme for its exteriors that is complemented with a visually optimized interior. Second, it is fully loaded with all the exceptional standard features of the Lotus brand. Lastly, it the most affordable model ever launched, thus representing excellent value.
There are four choices of colors for the Lotus Evora ‘Sports Racer’: Carbon Grey, Ardent Red, Nightfall Blue and Aspen White. It easily stands out in the crowd with its distinctive complementary accents of black gloss over the roof, rear diffuser, side sills and front splitter, accentuating the Evora’s sleek outline and aggressive stance.
Other black components include the black door mirror pods, black rear badging, and glossy black forged wheels with an option of either black or red brake calipers which render the ‘Sports Racer’ with a bolder and more dramatic appearance.
Lotus presented the 2013 Exige S Roadster at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The Exige S Roadster is served by a 3.5-liter V6 engine delivering up to 345 hp of motive power and up to 295 lb.-ft. of torque, and mated to a standard six-speed manual gearbox while the Serial Precision Shift automated transmission is available as an option.
The 2013 Lotus Exige S Roadster can sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4 seconds (60 mph I 3.8 seconds), or from nil to 160 km/h (100 mph) in 8.5 seconds. It boasts of a top speed of 233 km/h or 145 mph. 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.