Lotus Exige S Type 72 

  • $53k built in England
  • 2010-2010
  • 240 HP 1.8L
  • 155 mph
The intercooled engine has VVTL-i technology ensuring impressive performance all the way to the rev limiter at 8500 rpm.
by Top Speed (Dec, 2009)
The exterior of the Exige S Type 72 features unique black and gold light weight wheels and is finished with hand-painted gold Type 72 and Exige S logos, (the Sport Pack also includes a T45 steel main roll hoop, Lotus Traction Control, twin oil coolers and an adjustable front anti-roll bar).
by Top Speed (Dec, 2009)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Lotus Exige S Type 72


Exige S Type 72
4.5 s
2.7 s

Top speed

Exige S Type 72
155 mph
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Lotus Exige S Type 72


Exige S Type 72

Number built

Exige S Type 72
40 cars
300 cars

In The News From around the web


Lotus Exige S Type 72

It was a revolutionary design that pioneered the use of side mounted radiators to achieve its distinctive 'wedge' profile, which delivered a significant aerodynamic advantage.
Furthermore, by minimising unsprung weight and using a torsion bar, rising rate suspension, tyre performance was excellent.
All Lotus cars offer outstanding handling and performance, and the Exige is no exception offering excellent dynamics and great driver involvement.
To commemorate the impressive number of Grand Prix wins the Type 72 achieved, Lotus will be producing 20 of this special edition for the UK, a further 20 cars for mainland Europe and there will be a limited run of cars in Japan and selected markets around the world.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Lotus
Price $52,834
Type of car Production car
Year 2010-2010
Number built 40 cars


Drivetrain RWD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.12:1
  2. 2: 2.05:1
  3. 3: 1.48:1
  4. 4: 1.17:1
  5. 5: 0.92:1
  6. 6: 0.81:1
Axle ratio 4.53:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,044 lb

road tests

Top speed 155 mph
0-60mph 4.5 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.52 lb/hp
Maximum hp 240 HP @ 7,800 RPM
Maximum torque 170 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 8,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 1,800 cc
Air compressor Supercharger
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 3.2 in / 3.3 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves
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