The Lotus Exige S Debuts in London’s West End

London’s West End got a little racier this week when Lotus Cars unveiled the 2012 Exige S at its new flagship store across from Piccadilly Circus.

The Exige S improves on previous models by incorporating a front splitter and a rear spoiler to boost aerodynamic efficiency, yielding a drag coefficient of 0.433. Its transverse, 3.5 liter supercharged V6 engine propels the 2380-pound racer to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds. Measuring 4.1 m long and 1.8 m wide, the Exige S is 25 cm longer than its predecessors. A dynamic performance mode offers Touring, Sport and default settings, as well as a Racing mode for those who purchase the Exige S with an optional racing pack.