Review: Lotus Exige (2004)


Ideally suited to those who find the Elise a bit soft and wimpy.

An Elise has virtually as much real-world ability for less cash. Aluminium chassis corrodes at suspension pick-up points.

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23 November 2016 Lotus Exige Sport 380 announced.

Fastest ever Exige with 375PS and kerb weight 1,100kg so 352PS per tonne. 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. 140kg aerodynamic downforce at top speed of 178mph. Minimal electronic aids. Michelin Pilot Sport... Read more

3 October 2007

Performance pack for Exige S announced boosting power from 220 to 240PS, priced at £3,000. Read more

12 March 2004

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Lotus Exige (2004): At A Glance

What does a Lotus Exige (2004) cost?

Contract hire from £848.52 per month
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Real MPG average for a Lotus Exige (2004)

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Average performance


Real MPG

26–34 mpg

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