Brothers, sisters, rejoice! The wail of a new Lotus Elise and a new Lotus Exige are both on the horizon! Listen closely, listen carefully, and then listen a lot – a whole big lot – more longer. Keep listening. And listening. For years. Because the Lotus CEO said that while we are getting two new Lotii to replace the…
It may seem like Lotus is on hold with building new cars, but the lightweight Exige Sport 350 still offers plenty of go power as well as some red or yellow Tartan trim just like the one you find in a ‘76 Esprit.
The Lotus Elise just celebrated its 20th birthday by losing a bunch of weight. Happy birthday, Elise! But Lotus wasn’t done there. They’ve also hauled out an even more hardcore version of the Elise’s already-hardcore Exige. Meet the Exige S Club Racer.
Sure sure, a five-liter Caprice makes an excellent snow car. But maybe that thing is a little too civilized and sane. What about a Lotus?
You may think we're joking when we talk about how hard it is to get in and out of small, mid-engine, two-seater sports cars with high window sills. The truth of the matter is, it really is pretty much impossible without an amputation along the way. And it's usually a head that has to come off.
To me, the Lotus Exige has always been kind of like Michael Jackson in the "Bad" video. You know how other sports cars act like they're so pure and hardcore? The Exige has always been here to tell them "You ain't BAD! You ain't NOTHIN'!"
If you think about it, it's pretty clear that they don't make supercars for the hardcore fanatics. What the companies responsible for creating our dreamcars have in mind today are Chinese millionaires, Russian playboys, and some emission, noise and pedestrian safety regulations. Maybe some retired dentists as well.
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.
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.
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)
There's a dealership along Woodward, halfway between 14 and 15 Mile roads, it's called Auto Europe and among their currently-offered nameplates: Noble, Austin Healey, Mini, Jaguar, Porsche, Lotus and Ferrari. It's like a candy store for car nuts.
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.
A Lotus Exige piloted by EVO's Roger Green lost its brakes and bursts into flames at this weekend's 24 Hours of Nurburgring. Green was forced to crash into a wall and jump out while the car was still rolling.
There are lunatic experimental builds and then there's this — a chopped-up, caged, Lotus Elise Superlight that's more race car than road car. But hey, it's got plates, and they're appropriate because you can't pronounce "XPRMTL" without saying "mental."
Sure, you won't get the visceral sensation of tossing a Lotus Exige into a corner, but "driving" the Lotus test track in Hethel, UK on Google Street View is better than nothing. Plenty of fun machinery on the track, too.