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2013 Lotus Exige S Roadster
The Exige S Roadster was announced in May 2013. It is powered by the same 3.5L V6 as the coupé variants and weighs in (10kg less than the Exige S) at 1166kg. The driver is only "two clicks and a rollquot; away from cruising in open-top style due to the light-weight, factory-fitted soft top.
Achieving 0-60 mph from standing in 3.8 seconds, delivering 345hp at 7000rpm (350 PS) and 295 lb ft of torque at 4500 rpm, the Roadster matches the coupés mechanical performance and retains its £52,900 price tag. This model has a lower profile, having shed its rear wing and front splitter.
Engine: Mid-mounted, transverse 3.5 litre DOHC V6 VVTi, 24-valve equipped with Harrop HTV 1320 Supercharger.
Braking & Dynamic systems: AP-Racing four-piston callipers with ventilated and cross drilled cast-iron discs. Lotus / BOSCH Developed ABS/ESP system, Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Cornering Brake Control (CBC) and Lotus Dynamic Performance Management (Lotus DPM).
Wheels & Tyres: Lightweight cast alloy wheels (17 front and 18 rear) clad with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres.
Fuel consumption for Exige S is urban 19.5 mpg 14.5 litres / 100km, extra urban 37.2 mpg 7.6 litres / 100km, combined 28.0 mpg 10.1 litres / 100km. CO2 emissions 236 g CO2 / km.
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