Lotus Exige

november 5, 2005

I have been noticing a lot of Lotus Elises around town now. There are two "regulars" at work also -- a bright green one and a gray one. I was talking with my boss, Dean about the cars and he mentioned that Lotus is bringing over to the states another, higher performance car: Lotus Exige. The car, frankly, kicks ass. It is a car that has a 1.8L four cylinder VVT-i (sourced from Toyota) engine which produces 190hp and 138ft-lb of torque. It doesn't sound like much, but you have to take into account that the car weighs only 2000lbs. Costing around the same as a 2005 Chevy Corvette and giving just as good as performance, if I could actually fit into one of these Lotus Exiges, I'd pick it over the Corvette.