The Lotus Exige S Auto. has been specifically tailored to fit the characteristics of the sporty compact sports car. Integrating smooth and intuitive gear shifts with engine response and exhaust note, the Exige S Automatic provides its driver with all round engagement and excitement and reflects the Lotus DNA of pure driving experience.
For drivers who enjoy a more spirited drive, the gear-shift characteristics have been calibrated to reflect the dynamic system changes that are activated when the driver selects either ‘Sport’ or ‘Race’ mode. Optimized gear selection and response deliver quicker all-round performance when a sportier experience is desired.
The new Exige S Automatic is currently completing its final stages of testing and is anticipated to exceed the manual variant in performance. In looks, the Exige S Auto. features the similar low and sleek proportions and wide stance at the front and rear. Front and rear wheel sizes are 17-inch and 18-inch, respectively. Unless otherwise noted, a 3.5-liter V6 engine with supercharger is fitted for the Exige S Auto. to enable 350 PS and 400 Nm of torque. In fact, the Exige S with automatic transmission is as fast as its manual counterpart around the test track. It punches the 0 – 100 km/h mark at 3.8 seconds, just 0.1 seconds quicker than the Exige S manual.
Stopping power for the Exige S Auto, relies on 332mm ventilated and cross-drilled cast-iron discs and AP Racing’s 4-piston callipers, fitted to the front and rear wheels.
Automatic transmission will be available as a cost option to the Exige S and Exige S Roadster range in all markets where the Exige is currently on sale. Prices for European markets start from €2,185 Euros, available next January onwards.