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Get Ready for the Fastest Ever Lotus Convertible

This summer the critically acclaimed Lotus Exige S loses its roof and gains a new character. As capable as its coupé counterpart, the Exige S Roadster retains all the intent of a race-bred sports car with the poise of a sleek convertible. Sitting alongside the Exige S, Exige Cup and Exige Cup R, the Exige S Roadster completes the Exige lineup.

Exige S Roadster

Exige S Roadster

Powered by the same 3.5 litre V6 as the coupé variants yet weighing in at 10 kg less than the Exige S at 1,166 kg, the Roadster maintains all of the exhilarating performance of the phenomenal Exige range, yet the driver is only ‘two clicks and a roll’ away from cruising in open-top style, thanks to the lightweight factory fitted soft top.

The Exige S Roadster is the perfect car for a ‘joy’ ride; what better way to enjoy the panoramic views of the world’s most beautiful roads, than when they are enhanced by the purposeful roar of a V6 soundtrack, feeling the wind in your hair and sun on your skin?

The Exige S Roadster at a glance:

  • 345 HP (350 PS) at 7,000 RPM
  • 295 lb/ft (400 Nm) at 4,500 RPM
  • Acceleration (0–60 MPH) in 3.8 seconds
  • Acceleration (0–100 km/h) in 4.0 seconds
  • Maximum speed of 145 MPH (233 km/h)*
  • Weight 1,166 kg
*Top speed is restricted

The Exige S Roadster in more detail:

  • Mid-mounted, transverse 3.5 litre DOHC V6 VVTi, 24 valve equipped with Harrop HTV 1320 Supercharger
  • Six speed manual gearbox with sports ratios only from launch. (Paddle shift options for Exige S Roadster will be considered subject to demand)
  • Fully independent double wishbone suspension with front and rear anti-roll bar. Bilstein high performance gas dampers and Eibach coaxial springs
  • AP-Racing four-piston callipers with ventilated and cross drilled cast-iron discs
  • Lightweight cast alloy wheels (17″ front and 18″ rear) clad with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres
  • Lotus and BOSCH developed ABS/ESP system
  • Lotus Dynamic Performance Management (Lotus DPM)
  • Hydraulic brake assist (HBA)
  • Electronic brake distribution (EBD)
  • Cornering brake control (CBC)


The Exige S Roadster is available to order with any of the options and extras available for the Exige S coupé, with the extra option of quilted leather seats and door trim details.

Prices below are an illustration of pricing structures in selected markets only:

  • Exige S Roadster Exige S UK (incl. VAT) GBP 52,900
  • Exige S Roadster Exige S EU (excl. taxes) EUR 55,378
  • Japan (incl. taxes) YEN 8,500,000
Motorsport variants are available at GBP rates only. The Exige Cup is priced from 52,495 GBP for the base model, and the Exige Cup R is priced from 62,495 GBP.  Both prices exclude VAT, local taxes and on-the-road costs.

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