We haven't heard much about the Lotus Exige S Roadster since we first saw it at the Geneva Motor Show last year, but Lotus is now confirming the car will go on sale this summer. Of course, unless anything has changed since the car was introduced, Lotus' "ultimate roadster" will still not be coming to the US.

Lotus has released a new video showing its 345-horsepower roadster in action, and while it doesn't even show that much of the car, you can check out our live images of the Exige S Roadster in our gallery. The video, which looks like a knockoff of a Universal Studios movie trailer, is posted below.


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      derekwilkinson
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is that guy wearing a Domino's Pizza shirt?
      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm sure I'm in the minority here, but I feel this car lost a LOT of its appeal when it grew in size from the first iteration.
        omni007
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Dwight Bynum Jr.
        Right there with ya. Same reason a lot of cars and trucks have started failing. There's a reason cars like the Fit and 500 are as popular as they are. There's a reason the "spiritual successor" of the CRX fails to sell well. We don't like FAT CARS!!!
        Kristiyan Dimitrov
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Dwight Bynum Jr.
        I feel you. I actually like the new size and look much better that the previous 'cause now it looks more mature, more like a real car with nice harmonic proportions, not like kid's toy and it is still a small car. But I really hate the direction they went with it and I definitely don't like the weight that came with the V6 and all that refinement bulls**t.
        juststudent
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Dwight Bynum Jr.
        well it's not exactly elise-class anymore. You can say it's an Evora roadster
        Paul Ricketts
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Dwight Bynum Jr.
        .....you didn't like the Hennessy Venom? It's a stretched Elise too........
          Dwight Bynum Jr.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Paul Ricketts
          But it's a stretched Elise named, "Hennessy Venom GT," not a "Lotus Exige." And do I need to remind you of the 1,200 horsepower on tap? :)
        360_AD
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Dwight Bynum Jr.
        I think you're confusing the Elise/Exige with the Evora. The Elise and Exige are virtually the same size. The difference was hardtop vs removable top and engine size.
          Dwight Bynum Jr.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @360_AD
          Um... definitely not. THIS generation Exige (in the article) is about 10 inches longer and 2 inches wider than the previous model. This is the previous Exige - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/81/Lotus_Exige.jpg
          360_AD
          • 1 Year Ago
          @360_AD
          Ok, so it's bigger. I don't see that as a bad thing. Every try getting in and out of an earlier Elise? It's a pain in the ass.
      Paul Ricketts
      • 1 Year Ago
      ...can I upgrade my Elise to a V-6?....PLEASE...........It's fast enough with the 2ZZ....but a V-6.....YEEHAW...........
      Nicolas
      • 1 Year Ago
      They really need to work on their side mirrors
      Bubba Jones
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm confuzzzzzed !!! Isn't the Exige essentially an Elise with a permanent roof ?? So wouldn't an Exige convertible be an Elise ???
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is my idea of a car-light & nimble. They finally fixed the looks so that its more elegant rather than looking like an angry insect. Good job Lotus!
      Rourketown
      • 1 Year Ago
      What's with the water bottle, map and tennis ball in the passenger seat?? Where's my new Elan and Esprit?!
      jasondonogh
      • 1 Year Ago
      Love the car, but the video was kinda short.
      imag
      • 1 Year Ago
      What a wonderful car. I wish the safety regs still allowed it here.
      dohc73
      • 1 Year Ago
      That video informed me of nothing other than that standard canned background music is like glass mixing in a blender.
      jasondonogh
      • 1 Year Ago
      I thought so too.
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