2010 Lotus Exige S 260 Sport: The Most Powerful Exige Ever

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The 2010 Lotus Exige S 260 Sport has 257 HP, making it the most powerful Exige ever.

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Illustration for article titled 2010 Lotus Exige S 260 Sport: The Most Powerful Exige Ever
Illustration for article titled 2010 Lotus Exige S 260 Sport: The Most Powerful Exige Ever
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Illustration for article titled 2010 Lotus Exige S 260 Sport: The Most Powerful Exige Ever
Illustration for article titled 2010 Lotus Exige S 260 Sport: The Most Powerful Exige Ever

Looking at all the over-inflated supercars and luxobarges debuting at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, we were just thinking we needed something light, simple and fast. It looks like the 2010 Lotus Exige S delivers.

The aerodynamic enhancements are based on those of the Lotus Exige GT3 concept from Geneva 2007. The new wing is 7.1 inches wider, 1.8 inches higher and 2.4 inches further back. It also looks damn sexy. The new mounting style also increases stiffness (not just in our pants either) and better manages airflow. That wing alone provides 93 pounds of downforce at 100 mph. There's also new air intakes in the front bumper that feed the oil coolers and a larger aperture for the radiator. Also check out the new front splitter that wraps all the way around to the front wheel arches.

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For a base of 75K, its a hugely expensive toy. Its really only good for the track, with the ultra stiff ride and no rear window. So it can't be a second car, its just a toy.

It just seems like a lofty premium over a mildly used Elise.