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2000-2004 LOTUS Exige S1


Overview

This racecar-based coupé version of the Elise was built with trackday action in mind and styled by someone who appears to have watched far too many avantgarde sci-fi movies. It lacks creature comforts, borders on the impractical and offers appalling rearward visibility. But would you change anything about it? An instant classic, obviously. The engine is the full-on VHPD version of the K-Series, as used in the 340R, and good for 177bhp. Always priced well above the Elise it’s based on, and a lot less were sold, so don’t expect Exige values to drop to the same levels.




£32,995

£20,000

£18,000

£16,000

£14,000


Performance

4.7secs

136mph

180bhp

127lb/ft


Engine

in-line four

normal

petrol

electronic fuel injection


Chassis

Independent, double wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar

Independent, double wishbones, coil springs

mid-engine RWD

rack and pinion

chassis and glassfibre body

Five-speed manual


Dimensions

3761mm

2300mm

1730mm

1201mm

785kgs


 LOTUS Exige S1

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