Lotus Exige S Club Racer 

  • $61k
  • 2008
  • 237 HP 1.8L
  • 158 mph
The six-speed tranny has short, positive throws, with a light, nicely progressive clutch.
by Car and Driver (Dec, 2007)
Along with this added oomph, Lotus upgraded the clutch plate cover to handle the extra twist, which is expected to be good for 0-to-60 in 4.0 seconds and 100 mph in just under 10 seconds.
by MotorTrend (Mar, 2008)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Lotus Exige S Club Racer


Exige S Club Racer
4.1 s
Atom V8 500
2.3 s
Focus RS500
5.4 s

Top speed

Exige S Club Racer
158 mph
Atom V8 500
170 mph


Exige S Club Racer
9.6 s
Atom V8 500
5.4 s
Focus RS500
11.9 s

1/4 mile

Exige S Club Racer
12.7 s
Atom V8 500
11.2 s
Focus RS500
13.9 s

Data points Key details of the Lotus Exige S Club Racer


Exige S Club Racer
Atom V8 500


Exige S Club Racer
237 HP
Atom V8 500
475 HP
Focus RS500
345 HP

In The News From around the web


Lotus Exige S Club Racer

For 2008 Lotus Cars releasd its latest limited edition - the exciting "Club Racer", a visually distinctive version of the Exige S. The Club Racer represents a real value proposition, benefiting from standard upgrades as well as featuring a number of unique additions, for a recommended retail price of £39,950.
The Club Racer features a sky-blue and black paint scheme reminiscent of the 1960's racing era with which the Lotus name is synonymous.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Lotus
Price $61,123
Year 2008

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.76 lb/hp
Maximum hp 237 HP @ 7,800 RPM
Maximum torque 170 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 8,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 1,800 cc
Cylinders I4
Air compressor Supercharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 11.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.23 in / 3.35 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 158 mph
1/4 mile 12.7 s
0-60mph 4.1 s
0-100mph 9.6 s


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Axle ratio 4.53:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 406/? 165
Rear wheels 432/? 190

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,077 lb
Width 68 in
Height 45.6 in
Length 149.5 in
Front track width 57.4 in
Wheelbase 90.6 in
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