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â¢ 308 mm front cross-drilled and vented discs with AP Racing four piston callipers
â¢ Uprated front andÂ rear brakeÂ pads
â¢Â Full lengthÂ upsized roof scoop
â¢ Variable slip traction control
â¢ Uprated clutch plate and cover
â¢ Uprated vehicleÂ performanceÂ through enhanced power and torque delivery
â¢ Launch control
Although hardly struggling in theÂ performanceÂ department in standard 220 PS guise, the Exige S is now being offered with an optionalÂ PerformanceÂ Pack.
This raises power to the same 240 PS / 179 kW (minimum) at 8000 rpm enjoyed by the limited
edition 240R, courtesy of a Magnuson/Eaton M62 supercharger and new, faster flowingÂ injectors, and higher torque clutch system and an upsized roof scoop.
This hike in power, together with an increase in torque to 170 lbft / 230 Nm / 23.5 kgm at 5,500 rpm from the standard 158.6 lbft / 215 Nm (22 kgm) at 5500 rpm, helps whisk theÂ PerformanceÂ Pack Exige S from zero to 60mph in 4.0 secs / 0-100km/h in 4.2 secs (estimated) and from standstill to 100mph in 9.7 secs (estimated). TopÂ speedÂ rises to 153 mph (estimated). The power and torque of the 240 PS engine is increased across the rev range giving even more flexibility. Inspite of this phenomenalÂ performanceÂ the fuel economy is impressive with an estimated combined figure of 9.1 litres / 100 km (31.0 mpg)
Of course the increased power and straight-lineÂ performanceÂ are only a couple of elements of
theÂ PerformanceÂ Pack option. The clutch is uprated and a clutch damper fitted; there are
thicker, 308mm diameter cross-drilled and vented discs at the front clamped by AP Racing fourpiston
callipers; the standard brakes pads are replaced by uprated items and there are braided
Keen to pass on lessons learned on the track with the Exige GT3 racing programme, Lotus
Sport has contributed another important technology to theÂ PerformanceÂ Pack launch control
combined with variable traction control. This combo has already made its production debut with
the track-oriented Lotus 2-Eleven.
From theÂ driversÂ seat the launch control allows you to determine the number of revs you wish to
use during a standing start. Having programmed that limit, you then hold your foot down hard on
the throttle andÂ sidestepÂ the clutch at departure from the line time. The clutch damper cushions
the severity of the clutch / transmission engagement to minimise theÂ stressesÂ to the drivetrain
(noting that abusive/ continuous standing start applications will destroy the drivetrain
components). The launch control also keeps wheelspin at bay until 6 mph, after which the
traction control assumes its duties.
As with launch control, you can control the amount of traction control you require from the
driversÂ seats, altering it on the move to suit the characteristics of particular corners. The
amount of traction control can be varied in over 30 increments from an optimum 7 percent tyre
slip to completely off. The message display in the new instrument pack displays what degree of
traction control you have currently dialled in.
Price this car:
MSRP:Â notÂ availableÂ yet
Invoice:Â notÂ availableÂ yet
Source: Lotus Press Release