Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Lotus Exige Sport 240: Aussie Designed Exige To Debut In Sydney Show
Conceived and designed by Lotus Cars Australia, the special edition Exige Sport 240 is powered by a supped up (and supercharged) version of the Toyota derived, 1.8L VVTL-i 4-cylinder unit which delivers 240hp, or 179kW, a 10 percent improvement over the Exige S. Torque also increases from 215Nm to 230Nm. According to Lotus Australia, the Exige Sport 240 sprints from 0 to 100km/h (62mph) in 4.2 sec, 0-160km/h (100mph) in 9.9 seconds and achieves a top speed of 249km/h (155mph). Apart from the special badgetry, unique features of the Exige Sport 240 include the driver-adjustable stand-alone traction control, similar to systems used in Formula 1 and the standard torque-sensing limited-slip differential. The special edition Exige will be uncloaked at the Sydney show in October where it will officially go on sale for 149,990 AUD or 124,586 USD.