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Lotus Exige

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Lotus Exige

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1796 cm3 / 109.6 cu in / 109.6 cu in, 139.4 kW / 186.9 hp / 186.9 hp @ 7800 rpm / 7800 rpm / 7800 rpm, 180.0 N·m / 132.8 lb·ft / 132.8 lb·ft @ 6800 rpm / 6800 rpm / 6800 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 237 km/h / 147 mph / 147 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from2003
ModelExigeIssued until
SerieExigeNumber made
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)3950 l / 139.49 cu ft / 139.49 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3797 mm / 149.5 in / 149.5 inTotal (curb) weight916 kg / 2019 lb / 2019 lb
Width1727 mm / 68.0 in / 68.0 inDry weight
Height1159 mm / 45.6 in / 45.6 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)37.1 % / 37.1 % / 37.1 %
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity40 l / 8.8 UK gal / 10.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.42Frontal area (A)1.70 m2 / 18.3 sq ft / 18.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.71 m2 / 7.7 sq ft / 7.7 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.8 kW / 23.8 hp / 23.8 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine Code2ZZ-GETotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerToyotaValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore82.0 mm / 3.23 in / 3.23 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.96
Fuel supplyEFiEngine displacement1796 cm3 / 109.6 cu in / 109.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary 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 power139.4 kW / 186.9 hp / 186.9 hp at 7800 rpm / 7800 rpm / 7800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque180.0 N·m / 132.8 lb·ft / 132.8 lb·ft at 6800 rpm / 6800 rpm / 6800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)70.7 kW / 94.8 hp / 94.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output77.6 kW/l / 1.706 bhp/cu in / 1.706 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque100.2 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 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)4.20 s / 4.20 s / 4.20 sTop (maximal) speed237 km/h / 147 mph / 147 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio204.2 kW/ton / 154.7 bhp/ton / 154.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h5.80 s / 5.80 s / 5.80 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)14.30 s / 14.30 s / 14.30 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front195/50 R 16Tyres rear225/45 R 17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lotus Exige

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