The new 2012 LOTUS EXIGE S

Well that didn’t take long! The new LOTUS EXIGE S was revealed today at the Frankfurt International Motor Show. 345 hp is the good news, not available in all markets is the bad news. The Lotus Cars website has been updated, so head on over and take a look and see what else Lotus revealed today.



Lotus Teaser Video: New Exige – Click to see


Wow, I want one! Lots of carbon fiber and Lotus magic and this EVORA is rumored to be over 200 pounds less than the EVORA S. A modified version of the S’s supercharged engine and we could have a 0 to 60 under 4 seconds thanks to over 400-hp. The front looks awesome and definitely brings the EVORA into the New Era. How much will this model MSRP for? Unknown, but my guess very north of $100K.

EXIGE Matte Black Final Edition @Lotus Long Island

What a way to say goodbye to the Lotus Exige – a Final Edition Matte Black.

Want to check out 1 of the 25 that will be made?

Visit Lotus Motor Cars of Long Island / Autosport Designs on Long Island.


Rodger Becker Special Edition Exige

Available now at Lotus Motorcars of Long Island – Autosport Designs

Extremely rare 1 of only 10 manufactured for the United States!

Aspen White over Charcoal leather interior, the RGB Special Edition enjoys the highest level of options as standard and thus includes both Touring Pack and Limited Slip Differential, this particular RGB Edition has the added option and has been fitted with Track Pack.

The Roger Becker Special Edition has been produced in celebration of Roger Becker’s 44 year career at Lotus as Head of Vehicle Dynamics and to commemorate his retirement. Roger has been involved in the design of every Lotus from the first Europa to the current Evora. These special edition cars are equipped with a package of options to Roger’s personal specification: Forged Black Wheels & Black Diffuser, Black Nose Badge, Roger Becker Numbered Plaque and Roger Becker Signature on side Structural Shear Panel.

Powered by a 260 hp Supercharged and Inter-cooled 1.8 Liter, Mid-Mounted 4-Cylinder with DOHC and Variable Valve Timing and Lift Intelligence, 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds with a top speed of 150 mph.

Lotus Engineering – proActive Magazine

Did you know that Lotus has a quarterly magazine covering the industry & Lotus news? Issues filled with interviews from industry experts, and technical articles written by Lotus Engineers.

The most current issue in ISSUE 40 – Spring 2011 and ISSUE 1 came out in March of 2004. You can download all of them as acrobat files and if you have an iPad or other similar device, it’s nice to have them loaded up and ready to read.

The most recent ones have a sleek new design matching the current website. If you a fan of Lotus this is NOT to be missed!

Lotus proActive

Topless Evora!

Wow, even more excitement from Lotus…

Dany Bahar confirms development of a topless Evora. That sounds HOT! Many are speculating whether it will be a convertible hard top or soft top, but seems it could be either with enough room in the back seat section to accommodate whatever top Lotus decides to go with. Personally I’d prefer a convertible hard top, and with the Elite they may already have the engineering for a hard top convertible sorted out.