Lotus is celebrating their Formula 1 heritage with a special edition Lotus Exige S car known as the Lotus Exige LF1.
According to a press release issued today by Lotus, there will be 81 of these cars created, each with a special livery commemorating the number of grand prix victories that Lotus has achieved.
The LF1’s exterior is highlighted by unique ‘LF1’ badging and a black and gold paint scheme with red accents, paying homage to the racing liveries of the 1970s and 1980s. The most striking exterior modification comes in the form of 17″ front and 19″ rear cast alloy wheels, each finished in gold and wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo tires.
The black and gold color scheme is also found in the car’s cabin thanks to the bespoke fabric, leather and contrast stitching and piping. Embroidered ‘LF1’ logos can be found on the headrests and floormats, while the Lotus F1 Team’s logo is embroidered on the seat backs.
“Lotus’ DNA is borne of the Formula One® arena and with 65 years of motorsport racing experience, 40 of those in F1®, it’s fitting we celebrate our sporting origins and our race successes with the new Exige LF1,” explained Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales in the press release. 81 limited edition cars, each one an acknowledgment to a different Lotus’ 81 Grand Prix victory, this car is intended for the truest of Lotus’ racing fans.
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Each LF1 will celebrate a specific Gran Prix car, with #1 designed to celebrate Lotus’ first GP victory at Monaco in 1960 and car #81 celebrating Kimi Raikkonen’s win in Australia in 2013. More importantly, each customer who purchases an LF1 will become an Exige LF1 Member. Membership includes:
- A factory tour for 2 people of the Lotus Cars production facility at Hethel
- A factory tour for 2 people of the Lotus F1® Team headquarters at Enstone
- Collector’s edition owner’s pack including Exige LF1 Membership card, which entitles members to 20 percent discount on Lotus Originals and Heritage ranges and 10 percent off the Lotus F1® Team Replica collection
- Romain Grosjean 1:2 scale replica helmet
- Lotus F1® car key fob
- Lotus F1® Team USB stick
The right-hand drive Lotus Exige LF1 will make its debut at the Canary Wharf Motorexpo in London, England, taking place June 9-15, while the left-hand drive version will be on display at the Le Mans 24 from June 11-15.