Sunday, May 17, 2015


Lotus propelled the Exige in 2000 as a roadster variant of the Elise that has been underway since 1996. The games auto was upgraded in 2004, while the all the more effective Exige S was presented in 2006. At first controlled by a supercharged, 1.8-liter, four-barrel motor, the Exige S got the Evora's 3.5-liter V-6 with the entry of the Series 3 era in 2012. From that point forward, the Exige S soldiered on for the most part unaltered, in spite of the fact that Lotus issued it a programmed transmission for 2015 model year and issued the track-prepared Cup and track-restrictive CupR releases. 

Come 2015 and Lotus has grown yet another street legitimate track auto in light of the Exige S. Named Club Racer, this new games auto guarantees to be the most rousing rendition of Lotus' as of now track-centered Exige S. 

Figuring the Club Racer ethos into the Exige improves the track-centered capability of this vital model. It includes our fanciful benchmark in taking care of, with lightweight and effective development and that we will dependably put a superior and unadulterated driving background first," said Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus. Much like the Elise S Cup, which is a track-ready version of the standard Elise launched in 2014, the Exige S Club Racer is a road-legal Exige S that received an aerodynamic body kit for improved downforce and handling. Additions include a larger front splitter, a rear wing, and a motorsport-spec flat underside. It might not seem like much for a stand-alone car, but these features give the Club Racer nearly 93 pounds of downforce at 100 mph, which is nothing to sneeze at in the world of lightweight sports cars.

Speaking of lightness, the Club Racer tips the scales at only 2,559 pounds, which makes it 33 pounds lighter than the standard Exige S. The weight-saving measures aren’t noticeable from the outside, but the driver and the passenger will be opening significantly lighter doors to get inside.

The Club Racer can be had in four exterior colors. Exige Orange , Metallic White, and Metallic Yellow are standard. The front splitter, rear wing, front access panel, roof panel, and side mirrors come finished in matt black regardless of the exterior color. Lotus also offers a full matt black finish as an option. Finishing touches include "Exige S CR" decals. Once inside, customers will notice more weight-saving features, such as the lightweight sports seats and the lightweight center console painted in the same color as the exterior. The seats can be had in either leather or Alcantara, both available at no extra cost, and with color-coded stitching and hoops. A sportier steering wheel makes the Club Racer’s interior stand out even more.

Other than that, the cockpit is standard Exige S, meaning it doesn’t feature amenities such as air conditioning, a radio or USB connectivity. However, these comfort-enhancing features can be added from the car’s short options list.Like the Exige S, the Club Racer is controlled by a Toyota-sourced, supercharged, 3.5-liter V-6 motor. Lotus asserts the track-prepared games auto hits 62 mph in four seconds and has a top pace of 170 mph. Despite the fact that the Brits don't let out the slightest peep about the CR's yield, the specs, which are indistinguishable to the Exige S', affirm the Club Racer accompanies the same 345 torque at 7,000 rpm and 295 pound-feet of turn at 4,500. 

Directing all that oomph to the wheels is a six-velocity manual transmission. As you may review, Lotus as of late presented a six-velocity programmed for the Exige S, yet the new unit isn't accessible with the CR. Furthermore, I wouldn't fret that, despite the fact that it makes the Exige S one tenth of a second faster from 0 to 62 mph. 

The driver can choose from three driving modes: Drive, Sport and Race. Every adjusts the footing slip edges, while both Sport and Race settings additionally build throttle reaction.

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