Unchanged from last year, the 2009 Lotus Exige two-seat sports coupe is compact and built for the pure thrill of ultra-high-performance driving. As a rear-wheel-drive coupe, the Lotus Elise S 240 is motivated by a 1.8L inline four-cylinder engine streaming 240 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque coupled to a six-speed manual transmission and can sprint from zero to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds and is capable of a top speed of 150 mph. Adding lightness and power, the Lotus Exige S 260 touts a supercharged I4 engine unleashing 257 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. Performance of the Lotus Exige is enhanced by having an air inlet scoop integrated into the roof to direct more air to the intercooler. EPA-estimated fuel economy for both versions of the Lotus Exige is 20 mpg city/26 mpg hwy. Lotus Exige safety features include an antilock braking system and standard airbags. Lotus Exige performance specifications attest to the true nature of this ultimate sports car.Read more Read less
The basic Exige S and the exclusive Club Racer have been dropped from the line-up for 2009, which now consists of just two models: the Exige S240 and the new Exige S260. The S240 continues on unchanged from 2008, while the S260 features the same supercharged 1.8-liter inline four offered in the S 240, but tuned to put out 257 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque.
Ultimate track toy; razor-sharp handling and balance; lightweight; fuel economy.
As a street-legal, race-worthy car that can achieve nearly 30 mpg, the 2009 Lotus Exige is in a league of its own. Lightweight, powerful, agile and extremely quick, the Exige allows for blistering driving in nearly any condition.
Exige S 240
Exige S 260