The Exige S Automatic is obtainable in both the coupé and roadster variants. It features a rapid-shifting 6-speed automatic gearbox that upshifts in 240 milliseconds. There are also paddle-shifters made from forged aluminum.
According to the car manufacturer, the Exige S Automatic is quicker than the Exige S. The new car has the ability to go from zero to 100 km/h, which was tested around onsite at the manufacture’s Hethel circuit.
As stated on the Lotus site, additional features for the Exige S Automatic coupé:
- 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)
- Mid-engine provides balance
- Lotus-developed Dynamic Performance Management control
- Locking differential
- Bristling acceleration
- 17-inch diameter front alloys
- 18-inch diameter rear alloys
- 5 Y-spoke cast alloy style
- Gloss Black finish
- Forged alloy options
In addition, Lotus lovers can opt for a premium pack, premium pack sport, race pack or convenience pack.
The premium pack for the Exige coupé includes a choice of leather trim colors for the seats (ebony, ivory, venom red cognac), covered foot well area (carpet and leather), a premium steering wheel in full black leather, leather sills, leather door panels, a trinket tray and stowage mats and a leather dashboard area.
The premium sports pack for the Exige coupé provide consumers with the choice of a trim on the seat, Suedetex center console, black floor mats, premium sports steering wheel and door panels in leather or Suedetex.
The race pack incorporates four-Mode Lotus Dynamic Performance Management (DPM) system including Launch Control, exhaust bypass valve override switch, and optimized suspension to suit the Trofeo tyre characteristics.
The convenience pack includes cruise control, trinket tray divider, USB connection and a cup holder.
(Photos via Lotus Cars)