Exige S Roadster

To create desirable, wind-in-the-hair excitement, the Exige S Roadster maintains its peerless lightweight performance pedigree with its top removed. Better to hear the 345bhp (350PS) supercharged V6 engine, the aural effect is of a classic convertible. Yet, there is no loss of its track-inspired details and its focused aerodynamics and hip-hugging cabin, underline its purpose. The purity of its driving thrills are a Lotus remit that promotes the sensation of driver intimacy with the car, enhanced, when the weather permits, by greater intimacy with the environment. The Exige S Roadster is a performance car developed for drivers by equally passionate drivers. Developed expertly by the renowned Lotus ride and handling team, at the Hethel test track, its dynamic capabilities are inspirational, in the way that only a Lotus can be.

With its racy V6 engine, the Exige S Roadster applies its supercharged immediacy to great effect. Its throttle response is instantaneous. Its weight distribution encourages a thrilling handling envelope. Its inherent mechanical grip is the stuff of legends. It is accompanied by an exhaust tone that highlights a pinnacle, open-topped sportscar.

Underpinning every Exige S Roadster is the most efficient, strongest and low weight, extruded and bonded chassis-tub. Based on more than 60 years of racing car developments, its torsional rigidity is uncompromised, even with the top removed. It allows the suspension to work most effectively, to provide unparalleled grip, a comfortable ride and a dynamic balance that is exceptional.

However inelegant some safety features can be, Lotus incorporates them within its Exige S Roadster as elements of the design package. An in-built roll structure keeps occupants safe, while an electronic speed limiter maintains comfort levels. The Dynamic Performance Management (DPM) ensures that the driver can harness the high potential of the engine and its chassis through three programmed settings (four, if you opt for the Pace Pack) and antilock brakes help to avoid hazards.


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  • Fuel-injected and supercharged
  • 3.5-litre V6 engine develops 345bhp (350PS)
  • Delivers punchy 295lbs ft (400Nm) of torque
  • Mid-engine provides balance
  • Aero-optimised
  • Lotus-developed Dynamic Performance Management control
  • BOSCH Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)
  • Bristling acceleration
  • 145mph (233km/h) V-max
  • State of the art construction
  • Extruded aluminium chassis-tub
  • Lightweight
  • Great torsional rigidity
  • Provides solid handling base
  • Forged alloy suspension wishbones
  • Chassis cross-members visible
  • 17-inch diameter front alloys
  • 18-inch diameter rear alloys
  • 5 Y-spoke cast alloy style
  • Gloss Silver finish
  • Forged alloy options
  • Head-turning presence
  • Compact packaging
  • Styled for zero-lift
  • Maximum down force
  • Top-down optimised airflow
  • Taut and poised
  • Targeted efficiency
  • Motorsport derived
  • Manual 6-speed
  • Close ratios
  • Light shift weight
  • Slick changes
  • Balanced clutch weight
  • Optional 6-speed Automatic
  • Forged alloy shift paddles (Auto)
  • Lotus throttle management blips on downshifts
  • (Manual) 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.0 seconds)
  • (Automatic) 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds (0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds)



  Exige S Roadster
PERFORMANCE* Manual Automatic
Max power 345 hp at 7000 rpm [350 PS] (258kW)
Max torque 295 lbft at 4500 rpm [400 Nm]
0-60 mph 3.8 seconds 3.8 seconds
0-100 km/h 4.0 seconds 3.9 seconds
Max speed 145 mph [233 km/h]*
Power to weight ratio Manual 296 hp/tonne
Auto 294 hp/tonne
FUEL CONSUMPTION (mpg* [l/100 km])
Urban 19.5 [14.5] [13.6]
Extra Urban 37.2 [7.6] [7.2]
Combined 28.0 [10.1] [9.6]
CO2 emissions 235 g/km 222 g/km
*Electronically restricted.
  Exige S Roadster
Two-door, two-seater roadster bodystyle Standard
Lightweight, extruded aluminium bonded chassis structure Standard
Composite body panels Standard
Aerodynamically optimised front splitter, rear diffuser and wing Standard
LED front daytime running lights with integrated direction indicators Standard
LED rear lamps with integrated direction indicators Standard
Fully independent double wishbone suspension with front anti-roll bar Standard
Bilstein high performance gas dampers, front and rear Standard
Eibach coaxial coil springs, front and rear Standard
  Exige S Roadster
Lightweight aluminium footwell divider Standard
Driver and passenger air bags Standard
Black leather steering wheel Standard
Black leather gear lever gaiter Standard
Polished aluminium gear knob Standard
Plain leather sun-visors Standard
Black carpet Standard
Black cloth seats with Lotus roundel Standard
CD/MP3/WMA receiver with 4 speakers  Standard
Immobiliser and remote activated alarm Standard
Central door locking Standard
Face level air vents Standard
  Exige S Roadster
All alloy, 3.5 litre DOHC V6 VVT-i engine, 24 valve, equipped with Harrop HTV 1320 Supercharger utilising Eaton TVS Technology Standard
Mid mounted, transverse, rear wheel drive Standard
Multi-point sequential fuel injection and direct ignition system Standard
Lotus Electronic Throttle Control system Standard
6 speed manual gearbox with sports ratios Standard
Constant mesh helical gears and open differentials Standard
Length 4084 mm
Width excluding mirrors 1802 mm
Height 1129 mm
Wheelbase 2370 mm
Unladen vehicle mass [Manual] 1166 kg
Unladen vehicle mass [Automatic] 1172 kg
Fuel tank capacity 40 litres
  Exige S Roadster
Solidly mounted, mechanical rack and pinion Standard
Silver AP Racing four-piston calipers with ventilated and cross-drilled cast-iron discs Standard
Lotus/ BOSCH tuned ABS system Standard
Hydraulic Brake Assist [HBA] Standard
Electronic Brake Distribution [EBD] Standard
Cornering Brake Control [CBC] Standard
Lotus Dynamic Performance Management [Lotus DPM] Standard
Silver cast alloy wheels, cast [17" front and 18" rear] Standard
Front Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres 205/45 R17 Standard
Rear Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres 265/35 R18 Standard
  Exige S Roadster
Premium Pack Option  
Premium Pack Sport Option
Race Pack Option
Convenience Pack Option
Automatic transmission Option
Hard top Option
Metallic paint Option
Signature paint Option
Contrast stitching in yellow, red or silver [Premium Pack Sport Required] Option
Rear parking sensors Option
Heated seats Option
Air conditioning Option
AP Racing four-piston black calipers Option
Two-piece high performance brake discs with yellow calipers Option
Gloss black, cast alloy wheels [17" front and 18" rear] Option