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Lotus Exige S Roadster (2014) review: 32 facts and highlights

Lotus Exige S Roadster (2014)
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Lotus Exige S Roadster (2014)

Why is Lotus Exige S Roadster (2014) better than the average?

  • Faster acceleration (0-100)
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    4svs6.38s
  • Better fuel economy (highway)
    ?

    7.6l/100 kmvs8.1l/100 km
  • Weight
    1.17tvs1.5t
  • Greater power-to-weight ratio
    ?

    224.8hp/kgvs72.68hp/kg
  • Larger engine size
    ?

    3.5lvs3.38l
  • More valves
    ?

    24vs22.67
  • Shorter length
    4.08mvs4.53m
  • Width
    1.8mvs1.9m

General info

1.Has fully independent suspension
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This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

Lotus Exige S Roadster (2014)
2.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
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A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

Lotus Exige S Roadster (2014)
3.Has air suspension
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Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.

Lotus Exige S Roadster (2014)
4. longer drivetrain warranty (years)
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The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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8yrs

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5. less CO2 emissions
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The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.

Best

Porsche 918 Spyder (2015)

72g/km

236g/km

6. higher Euro NCAP rating
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The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) carries out safety tests for new vehicles, providing an overall rating for each car’s safety. It covers different areas such as safety for an adult occupant, child occupant or pedestrian.

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BMW M6 Convertible (2015)

5

5

Dimensions

1.weight
?

Best

Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet 2.0 CVT (2014)

1.63kg

1.17t

2. shorter length
?

Best

Smart Passion Cabriolet (2014)

2.65m

4.08m

3.width
?

Best

Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (2014)

1.21m

1.8m

4.height
?

Best

Lotus Exige S Roadster (2014)

1.13m

1.13m

5. longer wheelbase
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The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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3.32m

2.37m

6. lower ground clearance
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The ground clearance is the distance between the lowest point of the car and the road surface. A shorter ground clearance lowers a vehicle’s center of gravity - increasing its handling ability and reducing the chance of a rollover. However, a higher ground clearance allows you to go over more uneven terrain.

Best

Fiat 500C POP (2015)

104mm

115mm

Speed

1. faster acceleration (0-100)
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The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013)

2.5s

4s

2.top speed
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The fastest speed that the vehicle can reach.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013)

414km/h

233km/h

3. lower coefficient of drag
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The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

Best

Lexus IS 250C (2014)

0.29Cd

0.41Cd

Engine

1.Has a turbocharged engine
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A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

Lotus Exige S Roadster (2014)
2. more cylinders
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Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013)

16

6

3.maximum torque
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Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful vehicle and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013)

1250Nm

400Nm

4. better fuel economy (highway)
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Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)

0l/100 km

7.6l/100 km

5. greater power-to-weight ratio
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The power-to-weight ratio is a measurement of the performance of a car, based on the amount of power its engine can produce per kg of weight.

Best

Lotus Exige S Roadster (2014)

224.8hp/kg

224.8hp/kg

6. larger fuel tank
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A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013)

100l

42l

Features

1.Has height-adjustable seat belts
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Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

Lotus Exige S Roadster (2014)
2.Has smart key as standard
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A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

Lotus Exige S Roadster (2014)
3.USB ports
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With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

Porsche 918 Spyder (2015)

2

1

4. more airbags
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Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six but some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

Best

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet E220 CDI (2014)

11

2

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