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Offline AshSimmonds

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http://www.caradvice.com.au/15908/2008-lotus-exige-s-review/

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“Bell & Ross make precision watches for professionals operating in extreme conditions. Similarly, the Lotus Exige S Performance Pack, is a precision instrument capable of extreme speeds across any paved terrain”

Model tested: 2008 Lotus Exige S Performance Pack - $125,990 (RRP)

Options:

    * Touring Pack: $8000
    * Sport Pack: $6000

Note: 2008 Exige S with no Upgrade Option Packs: $114,990

Pro: Supercar looks, Supercar performance and Japanese reliability for a bargain price

Con: The Upgrade Option Packs are still too expensive. The standard Exige S at $114,990 is the better buy

CarAdvice Rating:Image: Lotus Exige S - ReviewImage: Lotus Exige S - ReviewImage: Lotus Exige S - ReviewImage: Lotus Exige S - ReviewImage: Lotus Exige S - Review

 - words & photography. Anthony Crawford

If you’re punting along in your Euro-express and suddenly notice an Exige S in the rear vision (and I guarantee you will recognise this car) best you move across a lane.

But when you hit anything that remotely resembles a bend in the road, you should pull over and let the Lotus do its thing. Whatever you do, don’t under any circumstances, try and go with it. You’ll lose or worse still, come a cropper.

If you stand back and fully appreciate what Lotus have achieved with the Exige S, you’ll be hard pressed finding any fault. This is truly, the performance ‘bang for buck’ king.

• Engine: Toyota built 1.8-litre Mid-mounted , transverse with VVTL-I and Lotus T4e engine management system.
• Induction: Supercharged
• Power: 179kW @ 8000rpm
• Torque: 230Nm @ 5500rpm but 80% from 2000rpm
• Transmission: Six-speed, close ratio with constant mesh helical gears
• Brakes: 308mm front discs with AP Racing four-piston calipers servo assisted with 4-channel ABS
• Driven Wheels: Rear
• Top Speed: 240km/h
• 0-100km/h: 4.16 seconds
• 0-160km/h: 9.9 seconds
• Fuel Type: 95-98RON
• Fuel Tank Capacity: 40 litres
• Fuel Consumption: 9.1L/100km combined(claimed)
• Safety: Driver and passenger airbags, ABS, traction control:
• Weight: 935kg - without options
• Front Wheels: 195/50R16
• Rear Wheels: 225/45R17
• Tyres: Yokohama Advan Neova Ao48 LTS Ultra Performance Street legal competition

Rest of the review on caradvice.  (sorry Flamestone! :p )

Image: Lotus Exige S - Review

Image: Lotus Exige S - Review

Image: Lotus Exige S - Review



Offline jim501

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geez that car gets around. wonder if they'll ever sell it



Offline flamestone

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Rest of the review on caradvice.  (sorry Flamestone! :p )

You're forgiven.  A brand new Exige is way out of range, so I can't even be tempted.



Offline jim501

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Mate that one has been around so long, I reckon you would get a bloody good deal. It has been used in nearly every Exgie review for the last 2-3 years. They can't move them. There was one here on the coast that was an 06 and they wanted 75K for it from memory. Brand new. Could very well still be there.



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Mate that one has been around so long, I reckon you would get a bloody good deal. It has been used in nearly every Exgie review for the last 2-3 years. They can't move them. There was one here on the coast that was an 06 and they wanted 75K for it from memory. Brand new. Could very well still be there.

Different cars - same colour. This one has the performance pack (longer scoop on the roof).




Offline flamestone

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Different cars - same colour. This one has the performance pack (longer scoop on the roof).

Spoken by a man that should know.  :thumbsup:


And it just occurred to me...  maybe they just got the car on a really bad light day, but their photography for this review is very ordinary.



Offline mondi

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And it just occurred to me...  maybe they just got the car on a really bad light day, but their photography for this review is very ordinary.

Geez, Mr Critical or what!  :p



Offline flamestone

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Geez, Mr Critical or what!  :p

Usually, yes. :D

But compare to some from evo's recent review:

Image: Lotus Exige S - Review

Image: Lotus Exige S - Review




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Spoken by a man that should know.  :thumbsup:

First time I've been called a man  :D



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Lotus must have a new press car now..

I own that one :)

Woohoo!

SM.



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