Published on January 17th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair0
Lotus Simplified, then Added Lightness to Their SG Motorshow Booth
Car shows can be tiring to cover, but sometimes you see things there that really make it worth the effort. At last week’s 2020 Singapore Motorshow, we were treated to exciting entries like the localised Subaru Forester Ultimate Customised Kit Special Edition and well, this entire Lotus booth to be honest.
One-car booths are not entirely unheard of. Some startups only have one prototype or model to show anyway. But for an established brand like Lotus to take up a corner next to Infiniti to peddle a single solitary Exige Sport 350, that was really shocking.
To be fair, there were attendees stopping by to have a look at this newly updated Exige. You could say the booth was at maximum capacity most of the time. And the car itself was finished in this beautiful bright Riviera Blue body colour, with red brake calipers, and black cast alloy wheels.
We know Lotus has 2 other models to sell, the Evora and Elise. But perhaps Geely isn’t quite ready to splurge on the brand until it can get a physical Evija to show.
LIGHTWEIGHT AGILITY, HEAVYWEIGHT PUNCH
Updated to stay ahead of the competition for 2019 and beyond, the ever-popular Exige Sport 350 continues to deliver driving excitement in its purest form. A lesson in the value of a high power-to-weight ratio, the combination of potent, torque-rich, 3.5 litre supercharged V6 in a rigid, lightweight chassis provides thrilling acceleration and instant response. Pure, unassisted steering offers exquisite feedback and vivid communication at all speeds. The Exige benefits from its own, bespoke version of the pioneering, bonded aluminium chassis, a unique rear subframe and forged aluminium double wishbone suspension at the rear.
FULLY FUNCTIONAL AERODYNAMICS
Available as both Coupe and Roadster, the latest Exige Sport 350 benefits from a revised, lighter, front clam design. Sculpted for greater aerodynamic efficiency, it brings the Sport 350’s styling in line with the rest of the Exige range. It also works with the rear wing and diffuser to generate more downforce for greater high-speed stability, without any increase in drag.
Choose from a wide range of lightweight, high-performance options including beautifully finished carbon fibre panels, forged wheels and an ultra-light (and fabulous sounding) titanium exhaust. Or go one step further with the Lotus Exclusive program and work with the Lotus Design team to realize your vision for the perfect Exige. A thoroughbred driver’s car with exceptional driver engagement, the Exige Sport 350 remains an epic, unmissable driving experience.
THRILLING BY DESIGN
The Exige Sport 350 was the first Lotus to feature the lightweight, exposed aluminium manual gear shifter. Now a welcome feature in every Elise and Exige, it remains as satisfying to use as it is to look at. Shifts are faster and more precise, gears slot home with an engaging mechanical tactility, making every drive more rewarding and more memorable.