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Lotus unveils soft top Exige S Roadster

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March 9, 2012

Lotus unveiled its Exige S Roadster at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show earlier this week, marki...

Lotus unveiled its Exige S Roadster at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show earlier this week, marking the sportscar manufacturer's first soft top Exige

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Lotus unveiled its Exige S Roadster at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show this week, marking the sports car manufacturer's first Exige model with a soft top equipped straight out of the factory. Lotus claims that the "mesmerizing grunt" of the coupé is matched in this new Roadster. Very probably - it is equipped with the same supercharged 3.5-liter V6 of the regular Exige S.

You won't be at all surprised to hear, then, that the Exige S Roadster matches the Exige S in acceleration, hitting 60 mph from a standstill in a sprightly 3.8 seconds (and 0 - 100 km/h in 4 s). If you've got 8.5 seconds to spare you can get all the way to 100 mph (or 160 km/h).

The only other piece of the piece of the spec we have from the horse's mouth is that the Roadster packs a six-speed manual gearbox but will otherwise be available with the company's Serial Precision Shift paddle-operated manual-transmission so you can pretend to be a Formula 1 driver when switching gear.

Collectively that may not be a lot to go on, but there appears to be little mystery here. The Exige S Roadster is effectively an Exige S with some of the roof chopped off. And it looks rather well for the weightloss, as you'll see from the photos.

Source: Lotus

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1 Comment

There might be a delay http://www.windingroad.com/articles/news/rumors-industry-reportnew-lotus-models-on-temporary-lockdown/

Bill Bennett
9th March, 2012 @ 07:34 pm PST
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