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Geneva 2012: Lotus

  • Convertible Exige S gets 3.5-litre V6 engine
  • Is capable of hitting 62mph in 4.0 seconds
  • Available with six-speed manual or auto gearbox

Written by Parkers Published: 6 March 2012 Updated: 6 March 2012

Lotus unveiled its convertible Exige S – remember, it’s not an Elise.

Parkers Pick – Exige S Roadster

  • What is it? A convertible version of the Lotus Exige S.
  • Vital stats and facts: A supercharged V6 petrol engine means 62mph is possible in 4.0 seconds, with a top speed of 145mph. It weighs less than 1,100kg and will be offered with a six-speed manual gearbox or a paddle-operated automated manual transmission.
  • Why would you buy it? You’re an enthusiastic driver who loves the wind in your hair. See sister title Car Magazine’s view here. 
  • Why wouldn’t you? It’s not going to be cheap to run; fuel economy is a claimed 28mpg while CO2 emissions are 236g/km.
  • Prices and launch date: Not clear at this time.