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2000-2004 LOTUS Exige S1 specifications

2000-2004 LOTUS Exige S1 specifications Classic and Performance Car

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.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £32,995
  • Price (excellent)
    £20,000
  • Price (good):
    £18,000
  • Price (average):
    £16,000
  • Price (project):
    £14,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    4.7secs
  • Top speed:
    136.0mph
  • Power:
    180.0bhp
  • Torque:
    127.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    electronic fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, double wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, double wishbones, coil springs
  • Drivetrain:
    Mid-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and glassfibre body
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3761mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2300mm
  • Width:
    1730mm
  • Height:
    1201mm
  • Weight:
    785kgs
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