2004 Lotus Exige


2004 Lotus Exige

2004 Lotus Exige

After an absence from the market place for 2 years, Lotus is reintroducing the Lotus Exige. The second generation Exige, unveiled as a world debut at the Geneva Motorshow in 2004, takes the same racecar-for-the-road philosophy and applies it to the driver of today.

The first generation Exige was introduced to the world in early 2000 as a racecar for the road. Born out of the successful Lotus Sport Elise racecar, which was campaigned throughout Europe with such success in 2000 and 2001, the Exige was hand built in low numbers for a few markets around the world. The design project, undertaken by the Lotus Design Team lead by Russell Carr, took the core values of Lotus and the first generation Exige and applied them to the 2004 Exige.

Signature racecar features such as the roof scoop, rear wing, deep front splitter and fast back roof have been carefully developed whilst new features such as the engine cover vents, side intakes and lightweight mesh grills and a unique graphic further differentiate the Exige from other products in the Lotus stable.

With phenomenal performance and handling, powered by a Toyota 1.8 litre engine, producing a maximum power output of 141 kW and 181 Nm of torque, the Exige sprints to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds and 160 km/h in 13.2 seconds before reaching a top speed of 237 km

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine Toyota 2ZZ-GE, Aluminum Inline-4
position Transverse, Mid Engine
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVTL-i
fuel feed Multi-Point Sequential Fuel Injection
displacement 1796 cc / 109.6 in³
bore 80 mm / 3.15 in
stroke 89.3 mm / 3.52 in
power 140.9 kw / 189 bhp @ 7800 rpm
specific output 105.23 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 216.0 bhp per tonne
torque 181 nm / 133.5 ft lbs @ 6800 rpm
redline 8500
body / frame Glass Reinforced Composite Body overBonded Aluminum Tub Chassis w/Rear Steel Subframe
front tires Yokohama A048
rear tires Yokohama A048
front brakes Ventilated & Cross-Drilled Discs w/Lotus/AP-Racing Twin-Pison Calipers, ABS
f brake size x 282 mm / x 11.1 in
rear brakes Ventilated & Cross-Drilled Discs w/Lotus/AP-Racing Twin-Pison Calipers, ABS
r brake size x 282 mm / x 11.1 in
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension Unequal Wishbones w/Bilstein Gas Dampers, Eibach Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Unequal Wishbones w/Bilstein Gas Dampers, Eibach Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 875 kg / 1929 lbs
wheelbase 2300 mm / 90.6 in
front track 1457 mm / 57.4 in
rear track 1507 mm / 59.3 in
length 3797 mm / 149.5 in
width 1727 mm / 68.0 in
height 1159 mm / 45.6 in
transmission Toytoa C64 6-Speed Manual w/Lotus Shifter
gear ratios 3.116:1, 2.050:1, 1.481:1, 1.166:1, 0.916:1, 0.815:1, :1
final drive 4.529:1
top speed ~236.6 kph / 147.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.9 seconds