• Nov 17, 2007
We were as taken-aback as the blokes over at Autocar when they discovered that the new, Performance Pack-equipped, Lotus Exige S came with an optional cup-holder. "It can't be true!" we screamed to the God of Oversteer, but it is, and although it's as minimal as it can get, it still seems like a dilution of a car (and a brand) that's made a name for itself producing focused, lightweight weapons for the track. Mr. Chapman is doing donuts in his grave and we're left shaking our heads.

[Source: Autocar]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      its not the weight its the concept of a creature comfort in a lotus what next? a slushbox?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'll be honest, that's one badass cupholder.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This reminds me of that Conan sketch where he's cruising around in Taurus and points out to a Ferrari dealer that he didn't have to pay extra for that feature. Hiiiiiiiiiiiiii-larious.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd bet good money that 90% of the "Say it ain't so!" comments here are from people that drive cars with cup holders. Seriously guys, get over yourselves.
        • 7 Years Ago
        That's not the point - its the fact that it is in a Lotus!!!

        The whole point of a Lotus is to be focused on driving and nothing else.
      • 7 Years Ago
      @Martin
      • 7 Years Ago
      ahhhhhhh now I have a place to my brown paper bagged 40 ouncer of Colt 45...the racers drink.
      • 7 Years Ago
      You guys are totally missing the point. That's to hold the bottle you pee into so you can stay on the track longer.
      • 7 Years Ago
      ummm...it's a cup holder. get over it...freaks!
      • 7 Years Ago
      What next? A porsche 4wd?! A Lamborghini thats easy to drive?! A Corvette that can turn corners?!

      wow... well it's definitely the end of the world as we know it...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd like one with studs/spikes please! :D Maybe some sparkling jewels?
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't know how many times at the track I've needed a cup holder but I can't tell you how many times I've been on the phone when the 5 minute whistle blows to go onto the track and had my cell phone rolling around my car while racing at over 200mph. So please tell me I'm not the only one who has thought of adding a cell phone holder to a purpose built race car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The cupholder is for us American drivers who need a place for the giant Starbuks cups.
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