The Lotus Exige S Coupe (Series 3) is the 2011-2015 version of the Lotus Exige S sports car.
The Lotus Exige is the "middle brother" between the Lotus Elise and Evora. The Lotus Exige is a literally a hybrid between the Elise and the Evora. The front half is an Elise while the back half is an Evora. Due to its lightweight capabilites, this car is NOT allowed in the US because it cannot meet expectations during crash testing.
The Lotus Exige S is a more powerful version of the Lotus Exige (Series 3) and is equipped with a 3.5L (3,456 cc) supercharged Toyota 2GR-FE V6 from the Lotus Evora S. It is placed in the middle of the car and transversely mounted. The V6 has a bore/stroke of 94.0×83.0 mm (3.7×3.3 in) and a compression ratio of 10:1.
Power is rated at 345 hp (257 kW) at 7,000 rpm and 295 ft·lb (400 N·m) at 4,500 rpm. The Exige S uses fuel injection and has 4 valves per cylinder, with DOHC and dual VVTi.
The Exige S weighs at least 2381 lb (1080 kg) and uses a bonded aluminum monocoque chassis. The transmission used is a 6-speed EA60 manual, which delivers power to the rear wheels.
The Exige S is capable of 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) in 3.8 seconds, 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h) in 7.9 seconds, and a top speed of 170 mph (274 km/h).
Here, the Lotus Exige S Coupe is correctly named Lotus Exige S. It was only available by the completion of its own Special Event.
Prior to the Tenerife Update, the Lotus Exige S Coupe was incorrectly named the Lotus Exige S Roadster, despite that the Exige S Coupe is used in the game. As of the Tenerife Update, this has been corrected. Ghosts with the Lotus Exige S Coupe prior to the Tenerife Update still have the old name, though.
The Lotus Exige S Coupe is built on a nitro/acceleration-focused type of performance based on that of the Ford Focus RS.
The Lotus Exige S Coupe is the fastest-accelerating of the original Class C cars and qualifies in the current top 30 fastest-accelerating cars in terms of going from a stop to maximum total speed (at 29th place). The Exige S Coupe, at MAX+PRO, is capable of hitting its maximum total speed of 239.6 mph (385.8 km/h) in 2.838 seconds.
The Exige S Coupe, while focused on nitro and acceleration, does have an above-average top speed stat for its overall performance, but higher than that of the Infiniti FX50. Despite its weight, the only area of handling that the Exige S excels at is the steering capacity. Much like most of the original Class D/C/B cars in the game, the Exige S has a slightly wider drifting radius than normal, requiring Lotus Exige S Coupe users to drift earlier than normal and use the drift-brake trick. Even then, the Exige S drifts more sharply than its closest competition, the Audi RS 4 Avant.
The Lotus Exige S Coupe is a highly-recommended choice for a go-to Class C car in the Career Mode, capable of completing all normal Career Mode Seasons. It is used in a Classic race in French Guiana in Season 6: Adrenaline, as well as a Versus race against the Ford Focus RS in the Alps in Season 3: Street Rules.
The Lotus Exige S Coupe costs 38,500 to purchase, 213,800 to MAX and 134,437 to PRO. It requires four i4 Engines in its Pro Kits, contradicting the car's use of a V6 Engine, alongside four Mid-Tech cards.