It looks like the next-generation Lotus Exige will borrow a few styling elements from the Evora. Our army of spy photographers managed to snap a closer look at the upcoming Exige successor, and the car boasts a low, wide nose borrowed from its V6 sister. In addition, the canyon-carver wears a longer roof line and extended rear that may house the same 280 horsepower six-pot found in the grand tourer, though a 350 horsepower supercharged S variant may be in the works as well. Larger brakes are clearly visible through the spoke wheels and that massive spoiler likely helps generate some much-needed downforce at speed.

When can we expect to lay eyes on a non-camouflaged version of the Exige? Hard telling, but our guess is that it won't be long before dealers start filling out order forms.


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      Alex Butti
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm really hoping Lotus sticks to Colin Chapman's, "adding lightness" concept. Just by looking at this car, it looks bigger and heavier (if they stick a V6 in it). Sad....
      A B
      • 3 Years Ago
      "When can we expect to lay eyes on a non-camouflaged version of the Exige?" .....when some guy with photoshop changes the color scheme on the car's paint job? This is barely camouflage. This looks like what the Riddler from Batman would do to his car.
      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      this looks just like a facelift. where are the "new" lotus' they keep bragging about?!
      pontoppidanpete
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice car looks good to me, a little longer and wider than the current model and with with the 3.5 l 6 cylinder engine, its going to be fast, hope it's not going to be too heavy. Like it alot.
      Speed-Driven
      • 3 Years Ago
      whatever happened to the Elise Concept from 2010? shouldn't the new Exige look like the Elise? liek this one: http://lotuscarsite.com/lotus-pics/2010-lotus-elise-concept-3.jpg
        undeadMonkey93
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Speed-Driven
        I presume this is simply an update to keep it in line with the current facelifted Elise and keep it fresh for a while. The new Elise isn't due till about 2013/14 (I think) so we won't see a new Exige until after the new Elise comes out :)
      peakarach1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Look really nice.
      JHOFF
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wan to know how lotus has any money left? There F1 team sucks balls, and that has to be costly them muti millions a race when they DNF. So where do they get the free money to make cars?
        JeremyW
        • 3 Years Ago
        @JHOFF
        Lotus Cars and Team Lotus (the Formula 1 racing team) are two completely separate entities. Lotus Cars is owned by Proton; Team Lotus is owned by a consortium of Malaysian entrepreneurs, who use the Lotus name under license from Proton.
        geez
        • 3 Years Ago
        @JHOFF
        should ask Proton...Dani has been ******* loads of money from Proton...hmm..
        WatchF1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @JHOFF
        Which F1 team are you referring to? Renault? Sponsorship money, man. Both Petrov and Senna bring cash.
      Shinkaze
      • 3 Years Ago
      At first I was sad to see the side view mirrors carry over. It's my least favorite aspect of the current Lotus which I dearly love. But then i noticed cameras mounted on the window glass. Perhaps they will have side cameras as an option?
      bonehead
      • 3 Years Ago
      they should ditch the toyota motors and go with hyundai...seriously.
        Mike Brewer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bonehead
        Lotus has supposedly decided to go with bespoke engines in future models. This looks large enough to get a V6, but a 4 cylinder that shares a design with their future F1 4 cylinder would be interesting.
        VWWV
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bonehead
        LOL! Right...
      Kris
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm not completely sure this is Exige. Recently they revealed Exige Final Edition for North America: http://www.autoblog.com/2011/08/18/lotus-exige-matte-black-final-edition-makes-stealthy-debut/ This is either a new Elise based model or European only Exige.
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Screw the Toyota V6. Shove a K20 or K24 in it. THEN, it'd be completely awesome.
        Kris
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Frisky_Dingo
        I love the K20 too, but it's too old for a new production car. It's the best aftermarket engine swap tho'
      • 3 Years Ago
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