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2006 Lotus Exige S British GT Special Edition

2006 Lotus Exige S British GT Special Edition

2006 Lotus Exige S British GT Special Edition

Introducing the Lotus Exige S British GT Special Edition, based on the Lotus Exige S, the car that replicates the race colors of 019 as raced by Lotus Sport Cadena and celebrates the winning of the Brtish GT Championship.

The car pays homage to the success of the Exige GT3 racecar. Each vehicle features a quad-stripe paint scheme and is individually identifiable by unique numbered ‘British GT’ badges. Lotus Sport Cadena supplier decals and silver 7 twin-spoke forged alloy wheels, along with unique sports seats, door trims and Lotus Sport floor carpets complete the ‘racecar’ feel.

Powered by a supercharged 1796 cc engine using advanced WTL-i technology, the British GT Special Edition sprints to 60 mph in only 4.1 sees and on to a top speed of 148 mph. A Level 1 Sport exhaust, braided brake hoses and Sport pack included as standard ensure the car has the performance to match its menacing road presence.

Related: Lotus Race Car List / Lotus Current Lineup / All Lotus Models / Lotus News


But the performance doesn’t stop there – the Lotus Exige S British GT Special Edition can go even quicker: The Lotus Exige S is already one of the quickest cars on the road and one of the fastest road cars on the track, but add the optional GT Pack (a UK post-registration conversion) and the Lotus Exige S British GT Special Edition becomes one of the quickest cars at any price, anywhere in the world.

The GT Pack has been designed specifically to enhance the car’s performance for those drivers with even more extreme track day aspirations. It adds another 25 hp (from 218 hp to 243 hp) and 15.4 ft.lbs of torque (from 158.6 ft.lbs to 174 ft.lbs) which, as a Lotus is always very light – in this case just 930 kg – drops the 0 to 60 mph sprint to less than 4 seconds and increases the top speed to 155 mph.

Each car is also supplied with a Lotus Sport build plate fitted to the chassis identifying it as a genuine factory product. Production will be limited initially to just twenty-five vehicles for the UK market, ensuring a degree of exclusivity for those wishing to drive a unique vehicle celebrating another piece of Lotus motorsport history.


Specs & Performance

submitted by Richard Owen
price $ $68 000 USD
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 82 mm / 3.23 in
stroke 85 mm / 3.35 in
compression 11.5:1
power 181.2 kw / 243 bhp @ 8000 rpm
specific output 135.3 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 260.45 bhp per tonne
redline 8000
body / frame Glass Reinforced Composite Body overBonded Aluminum Tub Chassis w/Rear Steel Subframe, T45 Steel Roll Hoop
driven wheels RWD w/Lotus Traction Control
front tires Yokohama A048
rear tires Yokohama A048
front brakes Ventilated & Cross-Drilled Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
f brake size x 308 mm / x 12.1 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/2-way Adjustable Ohlins Dampers, Eibach Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Unequal Wishbones w/2-way Adjustable Ohlins 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 / 148 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.1 seconds