Published on March 21st, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Lotus Exige S Club Racer unveiled
For those who aren’t in the know, Lotus is a company that produces road cars which very closely emulate the feeling of being in a racecar. Their cars tend to be minimalist and light, as well as aggressive and sharp- all traits we look for in a good driver’s car.
The Exige S is Lotus’ most potent model, thanks to its lightweight aluminium chassis-tub and aerodynamically enhanced composite bodywork. Its 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine delivers exciting performance, benchmark handling and a pure driving experience combined with a 4.0 seconds 0-62mph (0-100km/h) acceleration time and a top speed of 274 km/h (170 mph). But if you’re looking for something a little more aggressive, then maybe the new Exige S Club Racer would be more up your alley.
The new Exige S Club Racer occupies an important niche within the Exige range and arrives hot on the heels of the Elise 220 Cup and the forthcoming Evora 400, unveiled recently at the Geneva Motor Show.
Available only as a coupe model, the car possesses 42 kg of aerodynamic downforce at 100 mph (160 km/h), thanks to the front splitter, rear wing and flat underside, all contributing to its phenomenal performance and handling balance.
At 1161 kg, it is lighter by 15 kg compared to the Exige S, because of its new lightweight battery, lightweight centre console in body colour, lighter doors and lightweight sports seats in leather or Alcantara with colour coded stitching. Traction slip thresholds (‘Drive‘, ‘Sport’ and ‘Race’ settings) allowing the driver enhanced vehicle control before intervention is required can be altered via a driver-selectable switch which is now fitted as standard. Both ‘Sport’ and ‘Race’ settings increase throttle responsiveness.
The Exige S Club Racer is available in Metallic White, Exige Orange, Metallic Yellow and Matt Black (option). The front splitter, rear wing, front access panel, roof panel, wing mirrors and rear transom are in matt black. Club Racer decals inside on the dashboard and seats and outside above the side indicator identify this latest special addition to the Exige range.
The Lotus Exige S Club Racer is on sale now with an MSRP of £56,900. As with the 20th Anniversary edition, the air conditioning and entertainment system are cost options, while the matte black paint and two-piece brakes are also additional options on top of these.
Each Lotus Exige S Club Racer will have the following as standard:
* Body coloured light weight centre console
* Leather, or Alcantara (no cost), lighter sports seat trim option
* Colour-coded stitching on seats and door cards
* Colour-coded seat hoops
* Sports steering wheel
* ‘Drive‘, ‘Sport’ and ‘Race’ settings for Traction slip thresholds
* Lightweight battery
* Matt Black distinguishing exterior trim pack
* A choice of four exterior colours – Exige Orange, Metallic White, Metallic Yellow, Matt Black (option)
* ‘Exige S CR’ decals externally and on dashboard stereo blanking-plate