2010 Lotus Exige S240 US Pricing Released
As we said, several styling and aerodynamic elements have been improved to increase the car’s visual appearance and performances, and now features a restyled front end and low drag rear wing. A new aerodynamic splitter has been also mounted and now extend around the whole front end.
The composite rear wing is based on the design of the Exige GT3 road car concept, shown at the 2007 Geneva Auto Show. Compared to the 2009 Exige, the tailgate mounted wing is 181 mm wider and mounted 46 mm higher and 61 mm further back.
“For 2010 we have taken the already visually extreme Exige and given it even more visual drama,” said Russell Carr, Chief of Lotus Design, said in a release. “The functional rear wing is race-inspired, the new angular air intakes and full width splitter give a more hard-edged and aggressive look.”
As for the car’s performances, the power is raised to 240 horsepower, thanks to the Magnuson/Eaton M62 supercharger, new faster flowing injectors, higher torque clutch system and an upsized roof scoop to feed more air to the supercharger intercooler system.
The air-to-air intercooled and supercharged 1.8 liter Lotus-tuned and Toyota-sourced 2ZZ-GE engine with Intelligent Variable Valve Timing (VVT-i) allows the 2010 Lotus Exige S240 to sprint to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. However, the car manages to reduce fuel consumption to 8.5l/ 100 km and releases into the atmosphere 199 g/km of CO2, thanks, in part, to the aluminum six-speed manual gearbox and proprietary Lotus T4e Engine Control System which includes variable rpm cam switching.
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