A restyled front end reduces drag and gives a more muscular stance. Front end includes also a larger, more angular air intake, more airflow for better cooling and for improving the efficiency of the engine. Russell Carr, Chief of Lotus Design, said that for 2010 they have taken the already visually extreme Exige and given it even more visual drama.
Supercharged 1.8 litre Lotus-tuned and Toyota-sourced 2ZZ-GE engine with Intelligent Variable Valve Timing (VVT-i) provide 240hp at 8,000 rpm. Lotus Exige S240 sprints to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 150 mph. Lotus Exige S240 is equipped with an aluminum six-speed manual gearbox, A/C, ABS, power windows, dual airbags, audio system and more. It also features a high-definition LCD message panel that can display a scrolling text message with vehicle systems information.
The brake system includes large diameter 308 mm cross-drilled and ventilated front and 282 mm cross-drilled and ventilated rear discs with AP Racing 4-piston front and Brembo single-piston rear calipers. The 2010 Lotus Exige S240 is scheduled to launch in the United States this fall with pricing to remain consistent with the 2009 model, starting at $65,690.