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Lotus Exige 240R

(2005 model)

Brief specs of 2005 Lotus Exige 240R

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1796 cm3 / 109.6 cu in / 109.6 cu in, 181.2 kW / 243.0 hp / 243.0 hp @ 8000 rpm / 8000 rpm / 8000 rpm, 236.0 N·m / 174.1 lb·ft / 174.1 lb·ft @ 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 249 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from2005
ModelExige 240RIssued until
SerieExigeNumber made50
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLotusCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3797 mm / 149.5 in / 149.5 inTotal (curb) weight930 kg / 2050 lb / 2050 lb
Width1727 mm / 68.0 in / 68.0 inDry weight
Height1149 mm / 45.2 in / 45.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2300 mm / 90.6 in / 90.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1457 mm / 57.4 in / 57.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1507 mm / 59.3 in / 59.3 inWeight distribution (front)42.0 % / 42.0 % / 42.0 %
Ground clearance120 mm / 4.7 in / 4.7 inFuel capacity40 l / 8.8 UK gal / 10.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.69 m2 / 18.2 sq ft / 18.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine Code2ZZ-GETotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerToyotaValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore82.0 mm / 3.23 in / 3.23 in
FuelStroke85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.96
Fuel supplyMPSFiEngine displacement1796 cm3 / 109.6 cu in / 109.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity449.00 cm3/cylinder / 27.400 cu in/cylinder / 27.400 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power181.2 kW / 243.0 hp / 243.0 hp at 8000 rpm / 8000 rpm / 8000 rpm
AspirationsuperchargedMax. torque236.0 N·m / 174.1 lb·ft / 174.1 lb·ft at 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm
Compressor type1 Eaton M62 superchargerMaximum rpm8500 rpm / 8500 rpm / 8500 rpm
IntercooleryesMax. net output (power at the wheels)71.0 kW / 95.2 hp / 95.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output100.9 kW/l / 2.217 bhp/cu in / 2.217 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque131.4 N·m/l / 1.15 lb·ft/cu in / 1.15 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.82
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.53

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)3.80 s / 3.80 s / 3.80 sTop (maximal) speed249 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio261.3 kW/ton / 198.0 bhp/ton / 198.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h5.20 s / 5.20 s / 5.20 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)12.70 s / 12.70 s / 12.70 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationmiddleEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.8Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Upper & lower wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Upper & lower wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontYokohama A048 195/50 R 16Tyres rearYokohama A048 225/45 R 17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lotus Exige 240R

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