Sleak 2007 Lotus Exige S Under 30k miles
Horsepower loves the absence of weight. The Supercharged Polar Blue Lotus Exige at Skyway Classics gives you a fabulous driving experience!
Perfect for the track or the backroad way home. Only 441 one of these were made in the US and and less than 100 of them were imported. Very rare, not to mention the Polar Blue models are extremely hard to find, and only 29,000 mile, too!
According to Lotus, the Exige S model, weighing 2,057 lb, has the following specifications:
• Toyota supplied, 1796 cc I4, DOHC with VVTL-i (variable valve timing and lift - intelligent), supercharged and intercooled
• Bore/Stroke 82 mm/85 mm
• 218 hp @ 7800 rpm
• 158.6 lb�ft @ 5500 rpm
• Compression ratio: 11.5:1
• Transmission is a 6-speed, close ratio with single-plate dry clutch
• Performance 0-60 4.1 seconds
• 0-100 mph 9.98 seconds
• Top speed 148 mph
Track day, anyone?
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The Lotus Exige is a British two-door, two-seat sports car made by Lotus Cars since 2000. It is essentially a coup� version of the Lotus Elise, a mid-engined roadster in production since 1996.
The original Exige was launched in 2000 with a naturally aspirated 1.8 L Rover K Series engine in VHPD (Very High Performance Derivative) tune. It produced 177 hp at 7,800 rpm in standard form. There was also a "track spec" version with 192 hp available. The car had a five-speed manual gearbox, and a claimed top speed of 136 mph. Zero to 60 mph achieved was 4.7 seconds.
In February 2006, Lotus announced the Exige S model which used a supercharged Toyota engine producing 220 hp. The S was also made available in North American markets as a 2007 model.
For $57,915 (an increase of $6055) the new-for-2007 supercharged Exige S addresses that horsepower problem and replaced the Exige. It was available in the 50 Lotus dealerships nationwide as of November 2006.
The Roots-type supercharger makes 7 psi of boost and an air-to-air intercooler fed by the roof-mounted air scoop. Horsepower is up 30 to 220 at 7800 rpm and torque swells from 133 pound-feet to 165 at 5600 rpm.
While the power gain is just 16 percent, on the street, the Exige S feels at least 50-percent stronger, especially in the mid-rpm range. That's because at 2500 rpm the new engine makes as much torque as the old engine's peak.
The Exige S still uses the same two-position cam, but with the added torque, the switchover point is no longer perceptible. To the soundtrack, a dose of supercharger whine has been overlaid on the already fervent shriek of the high-revving four, and the redline remains at 8500 rpm despite the boost.
To pick out an Exige S from last year's Exige will take a sharp eye as there are no styling changes. The only differences are that the front splitter, side scoops, and rear wing are now body color instead of black. A single, oval exhaust tip replaces the two smaller round pipes, and there are a couple Exige S labels. That's about it.
Everything else remains, including unequal-length control arms at all four corners, black forged-alloy wheels, and extra-sticky Yokohama A048 tires (195/50-16 in front, 225/45-17 in back).
Optional equipment is also carried over, including the $1350 Touring Pack, which adds leather to the seats, power windows, and an Alpine CD player, $495 engine-only traction control, a $1790 limited-slip differential (includes traction control).
The $2495 Track Pack, which adds 10-way adjustable Bilstein shocks (softest setting is more relaxed than a stock Exige S, stiffest is far more aggressive), five-way adjustable front anti-roll bar, and a racing-harness mounting bar behind the seats.
The Exige's non-power-assisted steering is among the world's best in terms of feel, and feeds back nuances in the road you never knew existed. The brakes-11.5-inch, vented, cross-drilled discs front and rear-offer extremely linear feel and are predictable all the way to the ABS-intervention threshold even if they don't have quite as much initial bite as we might like.
Of course, also impressive is how quickly the Exige S turns, stops, and, even more so now, goes. And it's always happy to bring the rear end around with a little trail braking. No other street car is this connected to the driver, Ferrari F430 and Porsche 911 GT3 included.
And that's the point, as this is exactly what it was made for. If you're not interested in track time, the Exige S is all wrong for you.
Very few made and fewer for sale with this Polar Blue Paint, but we have one at Skyway Classics. Come see it today, you will fall in love with it!
Call us today at 941-479-2252 or come feel the curves with this Lotus at Skyway Classics.