The 2017 Lotus Exige 350 Special Edition is just around the corner, and if you are as excited as we are, you can hardly wait to read the rest of these lines. So, let’s not take up too much of your time on the intro.
We can expect to see the 2017 Lotus Exige 350 Special Edition in the streets as early as next year.
2017 Lotus Exige 350 Special Edition Price
The price tag on the 2017 Lotus Exige 350 Special Edition starts at $67,500 which is pretty affordable all things consider.
However, this is only until you consider the length that the manufacturer went to get it that low. Almost everything counts as additional equipment.
Speaking of the exterior of the 2017 Lotus Exige 350 Special Edition, the most obvious feature is the removed top section of the roof.
The basic color is yellow and it matches the interior perfectly. There aren’t that many changes on the outside, though, as the LED headlights and taillights are mostly the same, the vents are as large as ever, and there is lots of extra equipment you can add to make this bad boy all yours and nobody else’s.
One feature that can be easily overlooked is the dramatically reduced weight thanks to new and lighter materials. This makes for a car that handles a lot better than you might think.
Interior of Lotus Exige 350
The interior design of the 2017 Lotus Exige 350 Special Edition has also been marked by this metal diet regimen that affected its exterior as well.
This means lots of carbon fiber, especially in the shell as well as seats. The shifter and the whole mechanism have been revamped, so they now look and feel a lot more sporty.
Furthermore, rumors have it that it works more smoothly than ever, too. If you were looking for standard leather, you will be disappointed. Unless you dish out some cash, the stock is basic cloth, most likely red or yellow.
If Alcantara is more of your thing, it can be done but it’ll cost you. The yellow cloth is quite hard to resist as well, given how well it matches the exterior.
The 2017 Lotus Exige 350 Special Edition comes with its own powertrain, but it is still the same old supercharged 3.5 L V-6. The kind you might find in some of the Toyota’s lineup, mostly because it is their engine.
In any case, it is capable of 345 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque which is pretty good, all things considered. Of course, the transmission is a 6-speed manual like you would expect from this type of engine and its manufacturer.
Still, power is directed to the rear wheels only, which is a pretty good solution if you want speed and acceleration. On that note, it should be said that all that weight reduction has really paid off.
This means the Exige 350 Special Edition can reach 60 mph in only 3.7 seconds. The speed has been capped at 150 mph.