A more powerful V6 engine to power the Lotus Exige

by Alex

A second instance of photos taken while the V-6 powered Exgie was being tested at the premises of Lotus Headquarters has surfaced again. Last year also the same car was spied upon and photos obtained had done their rounds.

Debate amongst the spy’s run high on the engine being used for this new car to come. Some argue it’s a V6 while others say it sounds more like the Evora whereas the Exgie has a 4 cylinder engine running under its hood. The logic about V6 engine stems from the fact that the car has been designed with flaring rear fenders, this has been concluded to be for making room for the V6 engine which is larger in size as also to make space for fitment of additional rubber required to handle the larger torque that be experienced by the body of the car,. The 3.5 liter V6 generates 276 hp power for the Evora which is slightly higher than the 257 hp that makes top class Exgie. Point of greater interest is the marked increase in torque which is 258 ft-lbs up from 174 ft-lbs.

The V6 powered Exgie project has most probably been given the green signal with the changed higher powered V6 model, the reason for the resumed testing of the car. AutoCar had reported that Lotus had brought in many a top layered executives to deliberate on their Exgie project which had been stalled all through last winter.

With the Exgie being powered by the V6 from Evora it is not farfetched an idea that Lotus would soon announce their more powerful Evora.

Source: lotustalk

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