At a glance, the Club Racer Exige S is decked in matt black on the front splitter, rear wing, front access panel, roof panel, wing mirrors and rear transom. Going to the inside, the decals on the dashboard and seats and outside above the side indicator simply blend together to identify this latest special addition to the Exige range. Highlights include body-colored lightweight center console with standard leather or Alcantara, lighter sports seat trim, color-coded stitching on seats and door cards, sports steering, and color-coded seat hoops. The ‘Exige S CR’ decals can be seen on the exterior and on dashboard stereo blanking-plate.
Its 3.5-liter supercharged V6 engine delivers exciting performance, benchmark handling and a pure driving experience combined with a 4.0 seconds 0-100 km/h acceleration time and a top speed of 274 km/h. Fuel consumption and emissions ratings are tagged 10.1l/ 100 km (combined) and 235 g/km, respectively.
The new Exige S Club Racer occupies an important niche within the Exige range and arrives hot on the heels of the Elise 220 Cup and the forthcoming Evora 400, unveiled recently at the Geneva Motor Show.
Available only as a coupe version, the car possesses 42 kg of aerodynamic downforce at 160 km/h, thanks to the front splitter, rear wing and flat underside, all contributing to its phenomenal performance and handling balance.
At 1161 kg, it is lighter by 15 kg compared to the regular Exige S, because of its new lightweight battery and slim, trim interior elements. Traction slip thresholds (‘Drive‘, ‘Sport’ and ‘Race’ settings) allowing the driver enhanced vehicle control before intervention is required can be altered via a driver-selectable switch which is now fitted as standard. Both ‘Sport’ and ‘Race’ settings increase throttle responsiveness.
Available for the U.K., Lotus Exige S Club Racer pricing and options
The Exige S Club Racer is available in Metallic White, Exige Orange, Metallic Yellow and Matt Black (option) at a retail price of 56,900 pounds, with additional equipment worth 4,500 pounds. Optional items for the Exige S Club Racer consists of Air Conditioning (1,250 pounds), CD/Radio and USB Connection and NVH Pack (1,200), Matt Black Paint (2,000) and Lightweight Two-Piece Brakes (1,850).