Aside from the Lotus Exige LF1, shoppers and enthusiasts who thronged the GP Street festival got the opportunity to view an array of Lotus speedsters on display, such as an exhibition Lotus F1 car, the Elise, Exige, Evora S and obviously, the Exige LF1. The Lotus Exige LF1 car is decked in the livery of the Lotus F1 Team, along with interior trimmings that commemorates the number of GP wins by Lotus. The Exige LF1 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 powerplant to offer an dynamic, exhilarating ride, and thanks to bespoke black and gold hues, as well as the 17- and 18-inch front and rear wheels, the Exige LF1 made a very like-able impression among the shoppers and attendees of the BB GP street bash.
Designed with Lotus enthusiasts firmly in mind, the Lotus Exige LF1 brings to life the iconic black and gold livery of the 70s and 80s. A blend of heritage and modernity, the Exige LF1 pays homage to the great Lotus Formula 1 cars of yesteryears yet incorporate the palette and sophistication of today’s E22. Each of the 81 limited edition cars sequentially celebrate a specific GP from car no.1, commemorating Lotus’ first GP victory at Monaco in 1960, to car no.81 that marks Kimi Raikkonen’s win at the 2013 Australian GP.
Inside, the Lotus Exige LF1 has a black and gold cabin amidst a general makeover when compared to the regular Exige. The interior ensures that the driver and passenger get that spirit of competition and F1-inspired hoopla.
Exclusivity and performance are at the heart of the Exige LF1, each car individually numbered with its own limited edition carbon fiber plate and loaded rich with extras such as the Exige Race Pack with Dynamic Performance Management system, two-piece high performance brake discs and Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo tyres. An optional Convenience Pack which includes heated seats and rear parking sensors is available for the lucky owner who wishes to better the car further.
The last unit of the Lotus Exige LF1 car no.52 was held by Nik Hamdan; the number represented Ronnie Peterson’s 1973 Austrian GP win. Hamdan as a proud owner also received an Exige LF1 membership, a behind-the-scene tour of Lotus Cars and Lotus F1 Team factories and a range of Lotus F1 team gifts and memorabilia.