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“Simplify, then add lightness”, said Lotus founder and legendary designer Colin Chapman. It's the motto that the company has lived by since it was founded and expresses the thinking behind every Lotus from Chapman’s pioneering Lotus 25 Formula 1 car to, yup, you guessed it, the Lotus Exige.
Designed from the outset as a road legal track car, the first-generation Exige essentially took what was best about the popular open-top Elise sports car and ramped everything up a notch. From its lightweight composite roof, to its stripped-out interior and more powerful engine, the Exige was one of the first sports cars that sought to truly satisfy the needs of track day enthusiasts. Two decades and three generations later, it still serves that purpose, slotting into the Lotus line-up between the cheaper four-cylinder Lotus Elise and the larger, more luxurious Evora.
|RRP price range||£66,490 - £103,090|
|Number of trims (see all)||4|
|Number of engines (see all)||4|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||27.7 - 27.7|
|Available doors options||2|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£4,767 / £7,475|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£9,534 / £14,951|