The Exige S Club Racer is the
newest toy for track day enthusiasts, with more standard equipment and 28 lb less weight as compared to the base Exige S.
The Exige S is a model that already excels at the track, thanks to its lightweight aluminum chassis and a 3.5-liter supercharged V6 engine with 345 hp. The Club Racer variant is lighter by 28 lb (15 kg) as compared to the Exige S, because of its new lightweight battery, lightweight center console in body color, lighter doors and lightweight sports seats in leather or Alcantara with color coded stitching.
Traction slip thresholds ('Drive', 'Sport' and 'Race' settings) allowing the driver enhanced vehicle control before intervention is required can be altered via a driver-selectable switch which is now fitted as standard. Both 'Sport' and 'Race' settings increase throttle responsiveness.
The 2015 Exige S Club Racer has 92 lb (42 kg) of aerodynamic downforce at 100 mph (160 km/h), thanks to the front splitter, rear wing and flat underside, all contributing to better handling balance.
"Factoring the Club Racer ethos into the Exige enhances the track-focussed potential of this important model. It encompasses our legendary benchmark in handling, with lightweight and efficient construction and that we will always put a peerless and pure driving experience first," said Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus plc.
The 2015 Exige S Club Racer occupies an important niche for Lotus and arrives hot on the heels of the Elise 220 Cup and the forthcoming Evora 400, unveiled recently at the Geneva Motor Show.
The Lotus Exige S Club Racer is available in Metallic White, Exige Orange, Metallic Yellow and Matt Black (option). The front splitter, rear wing, front access panel, roof panel, wing mirrors and rear transom are in matt black. Club Racer decals inside on the dashboard and seats and outside above the side indicator identify this latest special addition to the Exige range.