Lotus debuts Exige LF1 limited edition.
This summer 81 Lotus Exige S cars will receive a Lotus F1 Team inspired livery and interior trim to commemorate the number of grand prix victories held by the Lotus automotive marque. The Exige LF1 is delivering race-car thrills with a striking bespoke black and gold paint scheme with red accents and gold 17″ front and 18″ rear cast alloy wheels.
The Exige LF1 pays homage to the great Lotus Formula 1 cars of yesteryear yet incorporates the pallet and sophistication of today’s E22. Each of the 81 limited edition cars will sequentially celebrate a specific Grand Prix from car #1 commemorating Lotus’ first GP victory at Monaco in 1960 to car #81 marking Kimi Raikkonen’s win at Australia in 2013.
Each car will be individually numbered with its own limited edition carbon fibre build plate and loaded rich with extras such as the Exige Race Pack with Dynamic Performance Management system, two-piece high performance brake discs and high-performance Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo tyres. For those drivers wanting to optimise their Exige LF1 optional Convenience Pack, heated seats and rear parking sensors are available.
Prices start at 65,500 euro ($88,988) in Europe and include visits to the Lotus car and F1 factories, a life-time discount on Lotus’ accessories and Lotus F1 Team gifts and memorabilia.
“Lotus’ DNA is borne of the Formula one® arena and with 65 years of motorsport racing experience, 40 of those in F1® it’s fitting we celebrate our sporting origins and our race successes with the new Exige LF1. 81 limited edition cars, each one an acknowledgement to each of Lotus’ 81 Grand Prix wins, this car is intended for the truest of Lotus’ racing fans,” explained Jean-Marc Gales, Lotus CEO.