Road Test: Lotus Exige S

Powered by an inline-4, supercharged engine that produces 218hp @ 7800rpm and 159 ft. lb torque @ 5500rpm, the Lotus Exige S rockets from 0-60 in just 4.1 seconds. Watch Jeremy Clarkson take it for a road test after the jump. Because the basic car is so immensely strong but lightweight 2057 lbs, giving a […]

Powered by an inline-4, supercharged engine that produces 218hp @ 7800rpm and 159 ft. lb torque @ 5500rpm, the Lotus Exige S rockets from 0-60 in just 4.1 seconds. Watch Jeremy Clarkson take it for a road test after the jump.

Because the basic car is so immensely strong but lightweight 2057 lbs, giving a power to weight ratio of 233.2 bhp/tonne, performance is phenomenal, with 60 mph being reached from a standing start in 4.1 seconds and 100 mph being reached in 9.98 seconds (estimate) before topping out at 148 mph


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