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.

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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.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
price $$68 000 USD
engineToyota 2ZZ-GE, Aluminum Inline-4
positionTransverse, Mid Engine
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVTL-i
fuel feedMulti-Point Sequential Fuel Injection
displacement1796 cc / 109.6 in³
bore82 mm / 3.23 in
stroke85 mm / 3.35 in
compression11.5:1
power181.2 kw / 243 bhp @ 8000 rpm
specific output135.3 bhp per litre
bhp/weight260.45 bhp per tonne
redline8000
body / frameGlass Reinforced Composite Body overBonded Aluminum Tub Chassis w/Rear Steel Subframe, T45 Steel Roll Hoop
driven wheelsRWD w/Lotus Traction Control
front tiresYokohama A048
rear tiresYokohama A048
front brakesVentilated & Cross-Drilled Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
f brake sizex 308 mm / x 12.1 in
rear brakesVentilated & Cross-Drilled Discs w/Lotus/AP-Racing Twin-Pison Calipers, ABS
r brake sizex 282 mm / x 11.1 in
steeringRack & Pinion
f suspensionUnequal Wishbones w/2-way Adjustable Ohlins Dampers, Eibach Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionUnequal Wishbones w/2-way Adjustable Ohlins dampers, Eibach Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight875 kg / 1929 lbs
wheelbase2300 mm / 90.6 in
front track1457 mm / 57.4 in
rear track1507 mm / 59.3 in
length3797 mm / 149.5 in
width1727 mm / 68.0 in
height1159 mm / 45.6 in
transmissionToytoa C64 6-Speed Manual w/Lotus Shifter
gear ratios3.116:1, 2.050:1, 1.481:1, 1.166:1, 0.916:1, 0.815:1, :1
final drive4.529:1
top speed~236.6 kph / 148 mph
0 – 60 mph~4.1 seconds