( worldcarfans.com ) - Another special treat has been revealed for Lotus fans in the UK as Lotus Cars unpacks the Exige Sprint. Only 40 of these cars will be marketed, each representing and numbered with a year from 1967 to 2007, leaving out 1982, the year in which Lotus founder Colin Chapman passed away.
Three packages will be on sale including the Sport Pack, Touring Pack and Performance Pack. Comfort creatures are air conditioning, forged alloy wheels, while the Performance Pack - one that sounds redundant in an Exige - makes the car accelerate from zero to 60 mph ( 98 km/h) in an estimated 4 seconds! A top speed of 146 mph ( 235 km/h) is available on tap should one find oneself outside of strict England and alongside Germany's finest on the autobahns.
Different from the run-of-the-mill (if ever that exists) Exige are the colour schemes from the 1970s, which is a mix that includes red, gold and white; blue gold and white; and yellow, gold and white. These packages are said to save customers thousands in pounds sterling as the extras on their own would cost about the same as the finished Sprint. These nostalgic trips Lotus is taking fans on are not for nothing, as it prepares one or two new versions of even more iconic cars from the past.