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Friday 25th November 2011

Pic of the Week: Lotus Exige S

V6? In an Exige? Now that's going to be interesting


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We freely admit to being more than moderately excited about the prospect of a V6-engined Exige here at PH.

So when we spotted that Lotus not only had created a rather interesting mini-site allowing keen Lotus-ites to follow the development of the new car, but also that it had kindly laid on some pretty photos, we felt a POTW was a bit of a no-brainer.

All that remains to be seen now, of course, is whether or not the Toyota V6-powered Exige (the car that Lotus is describing as its 'fastest ever car') is actually any good. If we were to place a bet, we know which way our money would be going...

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TheOrangePeril

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Exciting stuff! Great snap too. Would love to have a blast in one of these.

Scrambled

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TheOrangePeril said:
Exciting stuff! Great snap too. Would love to have a blast in one of these.
Looks fantastic in the photo _ cannot see that it will disappoint in real life. Hope it's a success.

leon9191

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I saw a prototype one of these in Norwich a few weeks back I guessed it must have been on test but wasnt in disguise, the inlaws thought it was very strange of me to stop dead in my tracks and stare at it but they think cars are "boring".

was maroon which wasnt the colour I'd choose but still looked nice

Edited by leon9191 on Friday 25th November 13:37

Zed32

72 posts

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For some reason I still can't bring myself to remove the Formula 1 JPS Lotus POTW from a few weeks ago, not even for this!!

RichyBoy

2,447 posts

97 months

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Still don't like the wheels, are the huge gaps to cool the brakes or something?
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Ferosferio

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RichyBoy said:
Still don't like the wheels
Agreed, they're a bit...'Wolfrace'.

The overall concept, however, sounds fantastic.

DanDC5

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Ferosferio said:
Agreed, they're a bit...'Wolfrace'.

The overall concept, however, sounds fantastic.
Think they're made by Wolfrace, same as the old Exige wheels were....

MagicalTrevor

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Zed32 said:
For some reason I still can't bring myself to remove the Formula 1 JPS Lotus POTW from a few weeks ago, not even for this!!
Funnily enough, I've still only got that one on mine!

Thorburn

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leon9191 said:
I saw a prototype one of these in Norwich a few weeks back I guessed it must have been on test but wasnt in disguise, the inlaws thought it was very strange of me to stop dead in my tracks and stare at it but they think cars are "boring".

was maroon which wasnt the colour I'd choose but still looked nice
Wasn't this one was it? http://www.seloc.org/2011/11/exige-v6-and-s2-exige...

Had a few sightings of them now on the forums smile

dbanes

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Very nice, but just a tad late, take a look at this from 2004 V6 GTM Libra

http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evocarreviews/5053...

Ferosferio

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DanDC5 said:
Think they're made by Wolfrace, same as the old Exige wheels were....
Ah, good call, thanks. Not to my taste I'm afraid.

LotusOmega375D

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"the car that Lotus is describing as its 'fastest ever car'"

Wow, I look forward to reading the magazine tests of this at 178mph+



Edited by LotusOmega375D on Friday 25th November 14:17

AliV6

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Visually, not overly keen. Wheels are crap.

Look forward to seeing what it's like though.

Ozzie Osmond

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Let's hope that by the time it gets to market there's a version which doesn't look as though it's just crashed through Halfords. They urgently need a proper 2-seat V6 road car to dig them out of the Evora muddle...

MartG

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I'm just surprised it's taken so long - people have been dropping this engine into MR2s for years now

The Crack Fox

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TheOrangePeril said:
Exciting stuff! Great snap too. Would love to have a blast in one of these.
Go to the 'ring and rent one. The best thing I've ever driven.... smile


MagicalTrevor

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The Crack Fox said:
Go to the 'ring and rent one. The best thing I've ever driven.... smile

That's not the V6 model though smile

Riggers

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LotusOmega375D said:
"the car that Lotus is describing as its 'fastest ever car'"

Wow, I look forward to reading the magazine tests of this at 178mph+



Edited by LotusOmega375D on Friday 25th November 14:17
Indeed. I suppose it depends how you measure 'fast...' smile

LotusOmega375D

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Riggers said:
Indeed. I suppose it depends how you measure 'fast...' smile
An average of a two-way run over a flying mile within 1 hour, usually suffices.

I WISH

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The Exige is easily the most fun on four wheels I've ever had. My S1 Elise still puts a smile on my face .... but the Exige is just bonkers good ..... so a V6 version has to be an interesting proposition.

Not quite sure about that bulky new rear "bumper" and diffuser though .... looks a little clumsy to me ... spoils the purity of the original.

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