How Did The 'World’s Fastest Lotus' Crash Into A Freeway Wall?

The Ronin Exige, aka the self-proclaimed 'World's Fastest Lotus', is a supercharged and turbocharged 680-horsepower monster. But yesterday morning it was put into the wall of California's 101. Now the owner claims it wasn't his fault — or the car's. » 4/17/12 10:15am 4/17/12 10:15am

Meet The Most Amazing Lotus Exige In The World

It's got a two-stage fueling system comprising rocket fuel and Spaceballs-grade liquid Schwartz. It's been widened by nine inches and lightened to achieve the power-to-weight ratio of a '70s-era Formula One car. It's also got a Group B-inspired twin-charging system that produces quadruple-digit horsepower. It just… » 3/20/12 3:00pm 3/20/12 3:00pm

Lotus Exige S Convertible: We Don't Hate It

Recent announcements from Dany Bahar's Lotus tend to be met with a mix of skepticism and dread. When we got a weird notice that Lotus would present a new convertible at Geneva, we expected the soft, Evora-based worst. Happily, the new convertible is an open version of the hardcore Exige S. » 3/07/12 3:00pm 3/07/12 3:00pm

Lotus has lost its Frankfurting mind

Lotus just pubbed a post and video teasing what may be a facelifted 2012 Lotus Exige on its media site. The headline of the post? "The Lotus Fight: What The F...rankfurt?" It's making us continue to wonder "What The F-" as well. » 9/09/11 12:00pm 9/09/11 12:00pm

Lotus mourns death of fun with Matte Black final Exige

It's the end of an era — the last of the Lotus "comeback cars." Lotus will reveal the Exige Matte Black Final Edition – an exclusive bit for North America — at the Pebble Beach car-o-thon next week. » 8/15/11 2:30pm 8/15/11 2:30pm

92-year-old crashes Toyota Camry into Lotus dealership

A very senior citizen from Southfield, Michigan pulled the old gas-instead-of-brake trick in her Toyota Camry and sent it barreling through the front window of a speciality European car dealership, crashing right into a $78,000 Lotus Exige. Are Toyotas programmed to destroy exciting cars? » 6/01/11 4:00pm 6/01/11 4:00pm

Lotus Exige owner survives horrific collision with BMW

The driver of what's left of this Lotus Exige collided with the driver of the overturned BMW 330ci convertible late last night in Huntington Beach, California. Both were taken to the hospital, yet both somehow survived. » 3/25/11 12:30pm 3/25/11 12:30pm

Where Is Ice T?

Rapper/crime-fighter/tire-changing novice Ice T is in the garage of someone famous, but he won't name names. The Exige, Ghost, evil Mini, Icon FJ, and modded GT-R are good clues. Any guesses? » 12/22/10 4:30pm 12/22/10 4:30pm

Nothing But a Lotus Exige And a Winding Road

The last weekends of summer are fast approaching. Pictured above is one way to spend that fleeting time. Come to think of it, is there any other way to spend it? (Photo Credit: Andrew Thompson) » 8/26/10 9:00am 8/26/10 9:00am

This Is Why People Think Lotus Drivers Are Asshats

What's the bigger crime here? Blocking two handicapped spots and the entry path or doing it for Potbelly's and Starbucks? Florida plates are not coincidental. Shame too, nobody wants to key a Lotus Exige. Asshat. (Thanks for the tip James!) » 8/06/10 12:30pm 8/06/10 12:30pm

700HP, Turbocharged, Supercharged Wide-Body Lotus Exige. Any Questions?

Hey you, insane person, here's your car. It's a turbocharged, supercharged and intercooled Lotus Exige with a claimed 550HP 700HP (!), a wide-body kit, fully race-prepped interior and weighing 2,150 lbs. The best part? It's for sale. Updated. » 6/03/10 3:30pm 6/03/10 3:30pm

Lotus Exige Scura Dons Badass Little Black Dress

The Lotus Exige Scura has debuted at that Tokyo Motor Show and she's more than just a snazzy black paint job. It's sporting launch control, tunable traction control and fully adjustable Ohlins dampers. Track day meets the dark side. » 10/20/09 10:13pm 10/20/09 10:13pm

Lotus Exige Scura: Lord Vader, Your Track Day Car Has Arrived

Just in time for this week's Tokyo Motor Show, Lotus has pulled the cloth off a limited-to-just-35-units Lotus called the Exige Scura. Scura means "dark" in Italian. In Japanese, however, it must mean something naughty. They'll call it "Stealth" here. » 10/19/09 3:00pm 10/19/09 3:00pm

2010 Lotus Exige S240 Upgraded With Revised Aerodynamics, Adjustable…

Lotus has made some minor changes to the 2010 Exige S240. Namely, a new front splitter, larger intakes and a higher, more rearward wing. It's the adjustable Ohlins dampers that get us excited though. » 10/02/09 2:45pm 10/02/09 2:45pm

Hertz Now Renting Lotus Elise, Exige In Italy

In yet another reason to visit Italy, Hertz announced yesterday a partnership with Lotus Cars to provide the Lotus Elise and Exige for rental. We are British Racing Green with envy. » 7/09/09 1:00pm 7/09/09 1:00pm

Storm Trooper Trades In Speeder Bike For Something A Little More Agile

It appears as though the Imperial Army has turned in their speeder bikes for something a little more agile as evidenced by this Imperial Storm Trooper caught driving a white Lotus Exige. More below. » 1/14/09 4:00pm 1/14/09 4:00pm

Lotus Exige S 240: First Drive

Driving a Lotus Exige S 240 for the first time is, surprisingly, an exercise in déjà vu. Why? Because it's the exact same car you've driven in daydreams since you were seven years old. » 1/06/09 1:00pm 1/06/09 1:00pm

Lotus Remembers The Good Times With Lotus Exige Sprint

In our discussion of the all-time greatest liveries there were a lot of mentions of famous Lotus paint schemes (BRG & Yellow, Team Essex Blue & Red, JPS Black & Gold), but the Elan Sprint of the early 1970s didn't get a mention. This was an oversight on our part, because this limited run Elan was sprinting to 60 mph… » 1/23/08 11:00am 1/23/08 11:00am

Lotus Exige Sport 240 to Debut at Sydney Show

Lotus Australia says it's producing a market-specific 'roo runner based on the supercharged Lotus Exige 240 Cup. It'll debut in October at the Australian International Motor Show. Powered by a now-familiar Toyota-sourced / Lotus tweaked 1.8-liter intercooled four, the Sport 240 produces 240 hp and will be the first… » 8/27/07 8:23am 8/27/07 8:23am