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Is The Lotus Exige Faster Than A Lamborghini, Ferrari And Mustang

By   May 17, 2018

Lotus Exige

Lotus Exige

The Lotus Exige is an ultra lightweight sports car. Unlike other automakers that offer as many features as they can, Lotus asks how little can we put into a car. For those looking on the used market, the result is a car that weighs in at just 2,089 lbs (depending on the year).

That means the small performance machine weighs about the same as a postage stamp. With the Exige in S 260 Sport form, you get a car with 257 horsepower. That makes for a vehicle with a really good power to weight ratio, but how does it compare to other high performance machines.

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Matt Farah And A Lotus Elise

By   March 8, 2018

Lotus Elise

Lotus Elise

Recently, Matt Farah announced that he would no longer be filming One Take videos. He is passing the torch along and because of this we have been binge watching some of his past videos.

We recently ran an article comparing the Porsche Boxster and Lotus Elise. Matt happens to have a few videos about each car and we love watching how effortless he makes reviewing the car seem.

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Lotus Elise Or Porsche Boxster

By   March 6, 2018

Lotus Elise versus Porsche Boxster

Lotus Elise versus Porsche Boxster

Both the Lotus Elise and Porsche Boxster offer an incredible driving experience. They each provide a somewhat affordable (or very affordable on the used market) mid-engine performance roadster . But that is where the comparison largely ends. They are both fast and ready for a curvy road, but they use very different methods of accomplishing this.

The Elise truly harkens back to the philosophy set by the British sports car maker’s founder, Colin Chapman, of adding lightness. This is what makes the small Elise great as it provides an excellent power-to-weight ratio even without much horsepower.

The Boxster is on the other end of the spectrum. It is a comparably heavy car, but it offers a more refined drive with much more horsepower. From a power-to-weight ratio it is very close to the Lotus, but in a more livable package.

Let’s take a look at some of the comparable variations of each model and see just how close or far apart they are.

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The Lotus 3-Eleven 430 Is Crazy Fast But It Won’t Come To The USA

By   February 21, 2018

Lotus 3-Eleven 430

Lotus 3-Eleven 430

The last evolution of the Lotus 3-Eleven is an insane blend of high power and extremely low weight. To show just how focused the 3-Eleven 430 is, look at the lack of a windshield. This prevents anyone from thinking this is a road car.

As is usual with Lotus the car weighs about as much as a feather. They simply add lightness, which in this case means removing everything except for parts that are completely necessary. It is an uncompromising track ready machine.

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Lotus Exige Race 380 Will Make Other Race Cars Wet Themselves With Envy

By   January 13, 2017

Lotus Exige Race 380

Lotus Exige Race 380

The Lotus Exige Sport 380 may feature the same engine as a Toyota Camry, but thanks to its lightweight design it is quicker than many cars with much more horsepower. Lotus likes to take the David role in David and Goliath battles and they are taking the battle to the track.

The Lotus Exige Race 380 makes the featherweight Sport 380 look like its fat uncle. The racing version of the 380 is able to lap the Hethel track 1.5 seconds faster than the quick Exige Cup R.

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