The Lotus Exige S Club Racer has been making the news for quite some time. Now, the British automotive marquee – which has now been bought by the Malaysian automaker Proton – has eventually taken the veil off the aforementioned vehicle model. This unveiling of the model follows the recent revelation of the company’s 20th anniversary special edition Elise model.
Speaking of the Lotus Exige S Club Racer, the car will be pretty light in terms of weight, to begin with. The British automaker has managed to shed no less than 15 kg of weight off the previous model. This has been achieved thanks to the use of lightweight battery, doors and also sport seats.
For customers demanding the hardcore version of the Lotus Exige S Club Racer, they can go for the one that comes with a rear wing, flat underside and also newly designed front splitter. All the aforementioned components produce an additional 42 kg of downforce when the vehicle reaches the speed of 161 km/h. Well, quite unfortunately, nothing is going to change when it comes to the engine that the vehicle packs under the hood. Keeping that in mind, buyers of the Lotus Exige S Club Racer will have to settle for a 3.5L V6 engine. This engine delivers 345 bhp of power and 400 Nm of torque. Also, with this very engine, four mere seconds are enough for the vehicle to reach 100 km/h from the zero point. The car can also achieve a top speed of 274 km/h.
Currently, the Lotus Exige S Club Racer is being offered for sale with a price tag of GBP56,900. The car will be available with a number of color choices. By the way, speaking of the Exige S Club Racer, this is actually hardly the first time the British marquee offers such a variant. Back in the year 2007, the very company also manufactured a similar variant and there were only 25 examples of the variant ever built.