The special edition Exige LF1 is based on the
Exige S and features a Lotus F1 Team inspired livery and interior trim to
commemorate the number of grand prix victories held by the Lotus marque.
Delivering race-car thrills on the road and track, the critically acclaimed supercharged 3.5-liter V6 Exige S is well known for its focused dynamic performance, now, with a striking bespoke black and gold paint scheme with red accents and gold 17" front and 18" rear cast alloy wheels, the Exige LF1 leaves no doubt as to its heritage or indeed to its intention.
The 2014 Lotus Exige LF1 is a car that begs to be driven; inside the meticulously designed black and gold interior ensures that the driver and passenger environment evokes the spirit of competition, the sporty details a continuity of the Formula 1 inspired scheme.
Exclusivity and performance are at the heart of the Exige LF1; each car will be individually numbered with its own limited edition carbon fiber build plate and loaded rich with extras such as the Exige Race Pack with Dynamic Performance Management system, two-piece high performance brake discs and high-performance Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo tires. For those drivers wanting to optimize their Exige LF1 optional Convenience Pack, heated seats and rear parking sensors are available.
Designed with Lotus fans firmly in mind, the Lotus Exige LF1 brings to life the iconic black and gold livery of the 1970s and 1980s. A blend of heritage and modernity, the Exige LF1 pays homage to the great Lotus Formula 1 cars of yesteryear yet incorporates the palette and sophistication of today's E22. Each of the 81 limited edition cars will sequentially celebrate a specific Grand Prix from car #1 commemorating Lotus' first GP victory at Monaco in 1960 to car #81 marking Kimi Raikkonen's win at Australia in 2013.
Not only will Exige LF1 owners be guaranteed an exclusive driving experience, but they will also automatically become Exige LF1 Members. Exige LF1 Membership offers a real Lotus F1 experience including a behind the scenes tour of the Lotus Cars and Lotus F1 Team factories and a range of Lotus F1 Team gifts and memorabilia.
Jean-Marc Gales, Lotus CEO explained, "Lotus' DNA is borne of the Formula one arena and with 65 years of motorsport racing experience, 40 of those in F1 it's fitting we celebrate our sporting origins and our race successes with the new Exige LF1. 81 limited edition cars, each one an acknowledgement to each of Lotus' 81 Grand Prix wins, this car is intended for the truest of Lotus' racing fans."
The Exige LF1 makes its public debut during the second week of June, showcased in its right-hand drive guise at the Canary Wharf Motorexpo in London from Monday 9 June until Sunday 15 June and simultaneously in its left-hand drive European-spec at Le Mans 24 hours from Wednesday 11 June to Sunday 15 of June 2014.
Visitors to the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed can see the Exige LF1 on display from 26 until 29 June.
Like the Exige S, the Lotus Exige LF1 is available to customers in all markets except the U.S., and is expected to cost around 80,000 EUR.