New Lotus Exige S Club Racer is Faster and Lighter

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Yesterday, Lotus unveiled their plans for a new Elise 20th Anniversary edition. Today, Lotus has unveiled the new Exige S Club Racer.

With this new model, Lotus took the Club Racer ideals and applied them the already quick Exige S. The Exige S Club Racer has a weight of 2,560 lbs, which is 33 lbs lighter than the Exige S. This reduced weight comes from a new lightweight battery, center console, doors and sports seats. Powering this lightweight track car is a 3.5-liter supercharged V6 engine.

“Factoring the Club Racer ethos into the Exige enhances the track-focused potential of this important model,” said Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus plc.  “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.”

Pushing the car’s track potential even further is its fantastic downforce numbers. At 100 mph, the car has 93 lbs of aerodynamic downforce, thanks to the the front splitter, rear wing and flat underside. Each of the exterior body pieces, including the front access panel, roof panel and side mirrors are finished in matte black.

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Lotus will be offering the new Exige S Club Racer in Metallic White, Exige Orange, Metallic Yellow and Matte Black (an approx. $2,972 USD option). To signify that these models are special edition, Club Racer decals will be found on the dashboard, seats and above the side indicator.

It is currently being offered at an MSRP of £56,900 (approx. $84,564 USD), with these options:

  • Air Conditioning                                                           £1,250 (approx. $1,858 USD)
  • CD/Radio and USB Connection and NVH Pack      £1,200 (approx. $1,783 USD)
  • Matt Black Paint                                                           £2,000 (approx. $2,972 USD)
  • Lightweight Two-Piece Brakes                                  £1,850 (approx. $2,749 USD)


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