LOTUS LAUNCHES THE EXIGE S ROADSTER

Published on March 26th, 2014

Lotus Cars Malaysia has launch an update on their Exige S models with an addition of the Roadster to the lineup at Lotus Malaysia flagship showroom in Sungai Penchala, Petaling Jaya today.

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The current Elise S and the Exige S with the coupe guise has been well received upon orders since it was launched last year with the opening of this flagship showroom, making the Roadster a welcome to those who needs the open top sports car.

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The Exige S Roadster sports the same engine with the coupe although it is slightly detuned to meet the dynamics of the Roadster in comparison to the hardtop. Although the difference in lap times were too minute, Lotus promises the driving dynamics will just be as good as the hardtop version.

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Sits behind the driver is the 3.5 litre V6 mated with a Harrop HTV1320 Supercharger assembly utilising Eaton Twin Vortex Series (TVS) Technology that delivers 345 horses and 400Nm of torque which will definitely give smiles for miles for the car that only weigh 1166 kilograms, which is 10 kilos lighter than the coupe. An awesome power to weight ratio is what Lotus is known for and the Exige S keeps the Lotus’ tradition of light weight sports motoring going to another level.

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The Exige S Roadster is priced competitively from RM457,030 with a three year or 100,000km warranty. Lotus also provides a few additional packages like the Race Pack options where drivers who tends to go for faster lap times, can opt for Launch Control and Race Mode from Lotus’ new Dynamic Performance Management system, amongst other cool options you can add in to make the Exige S your weapon of choice on the track days and even on the open road. That is what the roadster is all about to begin with. Especially coming from Lotus.

 

ABOUT THE EXIGE S ROADSTER

ENGINE

Mid mounted, transverse 3.5 litre 24valve DOHC V6 dual VVT-I, 24-valve equipped with Harrop HTV 1320 Supercharger.

TRANSMISSION

6-speed manual gearbox with sport ratio

PERFORMANCE

0-100 km/h                                      3.9 seconds

Max speed                                         233 km/h (145 mph)                                                        

Max power                                         345 hp at 7000 rpm (258 kW) (350 PS)

Max torque                                        295 lbft at 4500 rpm (400Nm)

Unladen vehicle mass                   1166 kg

WHEELS & TYRES:            Lightweight cast alloy wheels (17” front and 18” rear) clad with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres.

RETAIL PRICE                    From RM452,030.00                  

*Price excludes insurance, road tax, registration fee, inspection fee, number plate, other registration and delivery miscellaneous charges.

Inclusive of three-year or 100,000 km manufacturer’s warranty, whichever comes first.

Words: Lotus

Photos: Haznajims

 

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