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Old 03-10-2012, 09:50 AM
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exige v6

just got an email about lotus exige S v6. supposedly 300+ hp and still 2000lbs. looks really nice too, like a regular exige with muscles. very clean

www.rsrnurburg.com

anyone know about this?

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Old 03-10-2012, 10:53 AM
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just got an email about lotus exige S v6. supposedly 300+ hp and still 2000lbs. looks really nice too, like a regular exige with muscles. very clean

www.rsrnurburg.com

anyone know about this?
Same engine as the one found in the Evora S, but weighs 440lbs less! It's not coming to the US as a road car, though it can be brought in as a track car.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:24 PM
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interesting, but i'd probably go for the even lighter still 4 banger, and turn the boost up
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:10 PM
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Why not bring it here? Same engine as evora should be easy to certify.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:45 PM
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Why not bring it here? Same engine as evora should be easy to certify.
I think it's either an airbag or chassis certification issue, not an engine issue.
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:00 AM
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I think it's either an airbag or chassis certification issue, not an engine issue.
Most likely bumpers and lights. The early Elises to the US had exemptions from these and the later ones seemed to have a "work around" (classic Lotus wriggling within the rules )
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:12 AM
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Most likely bumpers and lights. The early Elises to the US had exemptions from these and the later ones seemed to have a "work around" (classic Lotus wriggling within the rules )
On one of the GT3 variants, Porsche had to spend over 200K Euros to design and certify one little side marker.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:29 PM
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Here's a link to an OK factory video on the 2012 Exige S:

http://www.lotuscars.com/gb/our-cars...-range/exige-s

(I didn't find it on YouTube, so half way down the linked to page, all the way to the right.)
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:01 AM
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Lotus couldn't get an exemption for "passenger weight variable airbags", so the car will be track only in the U.S.
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Lotus couldn't get an exemption for "passenger weight variable airbags", so the car will be track only in the U.S.
Land of the Free . . .
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:41 AM
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Lotus couldn't get an exemption for "passenger weight variable airbags", so the car will be track only in the U.S.
Yes this was project Brooklyn....they will probably bring in only 30 some cars to the US as they did the 211, being that it will be track only in the States.
I think it was a huge mistake not making this street legal but oh well.
I'll keep my 211.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:45 AM
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Harris tests the new Exige S:


It's a shame that we allow the Nannies to keep cars like this out of this country.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:43 PM
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i am now officially in love with this car. thanks for the link
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:38 AM
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I am really REALLY bummed that this car isn't coming to the U.S. (for street use).

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Old 05-01-2012, 10:03 PM
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Yes this was project Brooklyn....they will probably bring in only 30 some cars to the US as they did the 211, being that it will be track only in the States.
I think it was a huge mistake not making this street legal but oh well.
I'll keep my 211.
It is street legal... everywhere else.

The US just has some stupid rules... just like Australia...
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:23 PM
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It's not street legal...wonder if they could have made it street legal by supplying it with only one seat.

Suzuki Samurai used to be imported with no rear seats so it could be classified as a truck. The dealer would then add the seats (I think it was at "no charge") and sell it. With one seat, this could have been classified as an enclosed motorcycle.

Heck, even as a single seat motor vehicle, it would have sold. Dealers and aftermarket suppliers could have offered a "seat and non-compliant airbag kit" that owners could have installed at their own risk.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:57 PM
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Lotus Exige S Roadster | evo
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:13 AM
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peak at the 2014 Exige S Roadster
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:17 AM
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peak at the 2014 Exige S Roadster
Looks really good, doesn't seem too aggressive though.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:01 AM
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peak at the 2014 Exige S Roadster
I love it but wondering why it's an "Exige roadster" and not an Elise.

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