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Lotus Exige S RGB

The British sports car manufacturer will launch two special edition models, which are the Lotus Exige S RGB and the Lotus Elise SC RGB in celebration of Roger Becker's 44 years of service at the company.

The Lotus Elise SC RGB will come with a supercharged 1.8-litre 217 HP engine which will enable 0 to 62 mph acceleration in 4.3 seconds while the Lotus Exige S RGB will use a 257 HP, supercharged and intercooler 1.8-litre unit, which means it will sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 4.0 seconds.

Body colours available for the Lotus Elise SC RGB and the Lotus Exige S RGB are Aspen White, Starlight Black, Solar Yellow and Carbon Grey and each exemplar will also feature a numbered plaque with Roger Becker's signature.

The Lotus Elise SC RGB price starts at 38,550 GBP while the Lotus Exige S RGB will go on sale with a 41,950 GBP price tag

Lotus press release :

In celebration of his now legendary input over the years, Roger Becker (RGB) who retired in January following 44 years of service, will have a series of Lotus Elise and Lotus Exige sports cars in bespoke RGB Special Edition specification produced and set for release from September 2010.

The Elise SC and Exige S RGB Special Editions willboth be specified to a high level with Sports and Touring packs as standard. The Elise SC RGB Special Edition has a supercharged 217 hp (220 ps) 1.8 litre engine which blesses it with a 0-60 mph time of 4.3 seconds (0-100kmh in 4.6 seconds). The Lotus Exige S RGB Special Editionuses the range topping 257 (260 ps) supercharged and intercooled 1.8 litre engine which endows it with a 0-60 mph in around 4

seconds and a phenomenal aerodynamic downforce figure of 92.5 lbs (42 kg) at 100 mph (160 kmh).

Roger Becker said, “I am honoured that Lotus has named these two special editions after me, especially as it allows me to offerthe customer my favourite specifications. The past 44 years have been an incredible journey and I’m looking forward to watching Lotus progressin the future, I have no doubt that the company will continue to go from strength to strength.”

Both the Elise SC and the Exige S RGB Special Editions are available in four colours, Aspen White, Starlight Black, Solar Yellow & Carbon Grey and each one is identified by a numbered interior plaque, Roger Becker’s signature on the side of the bodywork and special monochrome Lotus nose badge.

At the end of 2010, production of the European versions of the Elise R and SC and the Exige S and Cup 260, which use the 1.8 litre 2ZZ VVTL-i engines suppliedby Toyota, will finish due to changes in legislation and the introduction of “Euro 5” Type Approval which does not apply to these cars. Production of the Elise R and SC and the Exige S and Cup 260 will,however, continue for all other markets.

Andreas Prillmann, ChiefCommercial Officer for Lotus Cars said, “I would like to thank Roger for his dedication to Lotus It’s fitting that an exclusive number of thelast of the 1.8 litre Elises and Exiges for Europe are dedicated to Roger, who has been instrumental in the development of so many Lotus cars over the years, in particularly the Evora, the Exige and the recentversions of the Elise. Not only has his extensive knowledge and learning been passed on to our team of talented and skilled engineers, but also his passion for the Lotus brand and heritage has helped Lotus grow into the world class organisation that it is today.”

The new,super efficient 2011 Model Year Lotus Elise, introduced to the market earlier this year, will continue for all markets where it is sold including Europe.

The Lotus Elise SC RGB Special Edition in more detail

• 217 hp (220 ps) supercharged 1.8 litre engine
• Lotusultra lightweight forged alloy wheels
• Sport pack
• Touring pack
• Fourpaint colours – Aspen White, Starlight Black, Solar Yellow & CarbonGrey
• Roger Becker signature on rear of the car
• Roger Becker numbered plaque
• Monochrome Lotus badges
• Air conditioning
• RecommendedRetail Price:
o UK: £38,550 (including VAT)
o Euro Zone: € 43,655(excluding regional taxes)
o Switzerland: CHF 71,435 (excluding taxes)
Official European Combined Cycle = 8.5 litres / 100 km (33.2 mpg)
Official European Extra Urban Cycle = 6.4 litres/100 km (44.1 mpg)
Official European Urban Cycle = 11.8 litre/100 km (23.9 mpg)
199g/km of CO2

The Lotus Exige S RGB Special Edition in more detail

• StandardFeatures
• 257 hp (260 ps) Supercharged 2ZZ 1.8 engine
• Lotus ultra lightweight forged alloy wheels
• Performance pack
• Sport pack
• Touring pack
• Four paint colours – Aspen White, Starlight Black, Solar Yellow & Carbon Grey
• Roger Becker signature on rear of car
• Roger Becker numbered plaque
• Monochrome Lotus badges
• Structural shear panel which gives increases lateral stiffness to the rear subframe by 30%
• Air conditioning
• RecommendedRetail Price:
o UK: £41,950 (including VAT)
o Euro Zone: € 50,042(excluding regional taxes)
o Switzerland: CHF 81,887 (excluding taxes)
Official European Combined Cycle = 8.5 litres / 100 km (33.2 mpg)
Official European Extra Urban Cycle = 6.5 litres/100 km (43.5 mpg)
Official European Urban Cycle = 11.9 litre/100 km (23.7 mpg)
199g/km of CO2

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