Lotus Launches New, High-Performance Exige S

Holy mother of Malcolm Muggeridge! Lotus is launching a new, high-performance edition of its Exige coupe, which can do the zero to 60 in just 4.1 seconds. The car's near weightlessness (it's just 2,057 lbs) is owed to the company's continuance of Lotus Seven creator Colin Chapman's "Speed through lightness" philosophy. The quickest Lotus production vehicle ever built, the Exige S is not a limited edition, but a full production model built at Lotus's Hethel, Norfolk (UK) plant. The company touts the S as a car for both day-to-day and track or circuit driving. It costs 33,995 in the UK, but you can just forget the currency conversion; the company has no plans to bring it to the states. We'll likely have to wait for the next-gen model. [Thanks to Zerin for the tip.]

Lotus Launches New, High-Performance Exige S

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