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    Thread about 2012 Lotus Exige S (rumour gossip, spypics & IAA footage)

    [EDIT] The new Lotus Exige 2012 has officially be announced. Follow this link to see the photos down below :  http://www.rennteam.com/forum/thread/20230818/Re_Exige_V6_rumour/page1.html#p20230818

     

    The rumour mill is buzzing again. Take this with a grain of salt however . Apparently there "might" be an Exige V6 coming out in autumn this year.

    This is a rumour that has been around for over one or two years. Although now a few people pretend to have heard this info from different reliable sources...I guess we will know for sure in a couple of months. 


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    Re: Exige V6 rumour

    A V6 in the present shape Exige? That would be quite something, unless it's the (imo) characterless 3.5 V6 Toyota lump, but that seems too big an engine to fit inside the Exige anyway.


    Re: Exige V6 rumour

    Not much detail has leaked yet. But I'm pretty sure the chassis subframe needs to be reinforced and modified, so the bodywork will also change slightly, wider track etc.


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    Re: Exige V6 rumour

    a few recent spyphotos of the testmule spotted in Belgium.

    The final design will naturally look different, but these photos confirm the rumour : there will be a V6 Exige.

    It is said to come with a supercharger as well.

    Exige_mule1.jpg

    Exige_mule2.jpg

    Exige_mule3.jpg

    Exige_mule4.jpg

    Exige_mule5.jpg

    [Source]

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    Re: Exige V6 rumour

    No hotlinking allowed ;)


    Re: Exige V6 rumour

    I Hope its a free revving Honda V6!

    The toyota V6 engines are dull as dirt


    Re: Exige V6 rumour

    the 2nd test mule : 


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    Re: Exige V6 rumour

    How much weight does this add?


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs).  Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550 Maranello


    Re: Exige V6 rumour

    Sounds interesting... I assume it would be the Evora S engine then if its a supercharged V6...  If that is the case then it will have 50% more power than the current Exige S and would weight 50% less than the Evora S - would make for a very interesting proposition indeed!


    Re: Exige V6 rumour

    Adam2S:

    Sounds interesting... I assume it would be the Evora S engine then if its a supercharged V6...  If that is the case then it will have 50% more power than the current Exige S and would weight 50% less than the Evora S - would make for a very interesting proposition indeed!

    The Evora weighs 3,000 pound and the Exige 2,000 pounds, so the Evora weighs 50% more than the Exige, but the Exige does not weigh 50% less than the Evora (that would be 1,500 pounds).  Also, not sure the power figures are correct either (most recent Exige had 260hp and I don't think the Evora S has 390hp).


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs).  Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550 Maranello


    Re: Exige V6 rumour

     

    ok i accept the 50% less point about the weight - my reverse maths was indeed poop! 

    However from figures on the Lotus website say the exige S has 220BHP and the Evora S has 345BHP so thats broadly 50%!

    www.lotuscars.com/en/lotus-exige-specification

    www.lotuscars.com/en/lotus-evora-specification

    You are talking about the exige Cup which has 260BHP, so thats "15 all" as they say in tennis! 


    Re: Exige V6 rumour

    Adam2S:

     

    ok i accept the 50% less point about the weight - my reverse maths was indeed poop! 

    However from figures on the Lotus website say the exige S has 220BHP and the Evora S has 345BHP so thats broadly 50%!

    www.lotuscars.com/en/lotus-exige-specification

    www.lotuscars.com/en/lotus-evora-specification

    You are talking about the exige Cup which has 260BHP, so thats "15 all" as they say in tennis! 

    Fair enoughSmiley  Here in the US, we don't have the 220hp model anymore (just a road-going 260hp version which isn't the Cup), but I'm good with calling it 15-All Smiley


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs).  Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550 Maranello


    Re: Exige V6 rumour

    From what I heard, the Exige V6 will be shown at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt.


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    Re: Exige V6 rumour

    recent spy pics :

    Lotus-Exige-2.jpg

    Lotus-Exige-3.jpg

    1312558778896Lotus-Exige.jpg


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    Re: Exige V6 rumour

    Let's hope we don't re-start a huge spy pics topic now


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    Re: Exige V6 rumour

    is this car speically for american market!? i rather go for k20a type r engine anyday!

     


    Re: Exige V6 rumour

    bazza:

    is this car speically for american market!? i rather go for k20a type r engine anyday!

     

    Is that the 240hp motor from the S2000?


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs).  Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550 Maranello


    Re: Exige V6 rumour

     

    s2000 and civic type r sc and cc! rocks!

     

     


    Re: Exige V6 rumour

     Every time I see a lotus (specially a new model) the first thing that goes through my mind is always "That must be so much fun to drive fast"



    Re: Exige V6 rumour

    According to AMS, the Exige V6 shares the engine with the Evora and receives the supercharged version with 350 hp. Front and rear end feature a new styling as well.

    Erlkoenig-Lotus-Exige-fotoshowImage-ca783589-529494.jpg

    Erlkoenig-Lotus-Exige-fotoshowImage-8fa596c2-529498.jpg


    Re: Exige V6 rumour

    Oh the styling will be very nice on this new "inbetween" model


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


    Re: Exige V6 rumour

    It looks a little bit like the old Esprit in the back...

    Still not convinced of that Toyota 3.5 in the back of an Exige, but I remain curious of the result, can't wait to read impressions!


    Re: Exige V6 rumour

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixDSFWCWlyU&feature=youtube_gdata_player Sorry if I can't embed the video on the iphone
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    Re: Exige V6 rumour

     2012 Lotus Exige S

    3,5 liter V6 (Kompressor) ,350 bhp, 1080 kg, 4,8s 0-100 km/h, 277 km/h

    Lotus Exige_1.jpgLotus Exige_2.jpgLotus Exige_3.jpg

     


    Re: Exige V6 rumour

    Thanks pjd Smiley

    http://www.lotuscars.com/en/lotus-exige-s-2012

    and on the configurator already : http://configurator.lotuscars.com/exige.html

    Here is the rear :

    3LotusExigeSpictures2011Frankfurt.jpg


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    Re: Exige V6 rumour

     Again that horrible exhaust first seen on the Evora S , exhaust aside, I quite like the styling, very curious as to how it drives.


    Re: Exige V6 rumour

    Performance
    Rev limit: 6,600rpm (7,000rpm is Sport Mode)
    0-100 km/h: ~3.8s
    0-160 km/h: 7.9s
    Maximum speed: ~274 km/h / 170 mph

    Option Packs

    Premium Pack
    Choice of leather colour: Ebony Black, Ivory White, Venom Red, Cognac Brown, Imperial Blue, Cocoa Brown, Ash Grey
    Leather centre console
    Fully covered foot well area (carpet + leather)
    Sport/Premium steering wheel in full black leather
    leather sills
    Door panels in leather
    Metal bezel around gear and handbrake gaiter
    Sport/Premium seats in full leather
    Full sound insulating material
    Dark trinket tray
    Face-level air vents covered in leather

    Premium Pack Sport SuedeTex
    Ebony Black/Slate Grey SuedeTex® interior combination,
    SuedeTex® centre console
    Black floor mats
    Sport/Premium steering wheel with dark grey leather
    Dark grey binnacle top,
    Door panels in carbon effect leather
    Metal bezel around gear and handbrake gaiter
    Sport/Premium seats with carbon effect eather inserts
    Sound insulating material

    Carbon Pack (Premium Pack required)
    Carbon centre console
    Carbon sill covers
    Carbon air conditioning controls
    Carbon air conditioning vents
    Carbon binnacle surround and binnacle top
    Carbon Dynamic Performance Management (DPM) switch panel

    Race Pack
    4 mode Lotus DPM system including launch control
    Exhaust bypass valve override switch
    Optimised suspension to suit the Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo tyre characteristics

    Convenience Pack
    Trinket tray divider
    USB connection
    cup holder

    Other picks off the spec sheet.

    Rear parking sensors are available as an optional extra, as are heated seats, air conditioning and crossbar and harness mounts.

    Wheel sizes are increased to 17" front (205/45 R17) and 18" rear (265/45 R18). Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres are standard fit, with the option of Pirelli P-Zero Trofeos.

    Lotus_3-L.jpg


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    Re: Exige V6 rumour

     I`m starting to LOVE this car (Exige S)


     
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