NEW FOR 2010:

– S240 adds new front styling and rear wing
– Optional Track Package adds adjustable Ohlins shocks in place of Bilstein

For 2010, the Lotus Exige S240 receives new front-end styling, which includes a larger and more angular air intake for the radiator, two additional intakes for the twin oil coolers, and a new lightweight aerodynamic splitter. The new rear wing is based on that of the Exige GT3 road car concept, and is wider, and mounted higher and further back, with stiffer mounting points. The optional Track Package now includes adjustable Ohlins shocks with threaded spring perches and remote oil reservoirs, replacing the Bilstein shocks that were previously included.

The Exige lineup consists of the S240 and the lightweight, more powerful S260. Both use a supercharged 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine, sourced from Toyota and tuned by Lotus that makes 240 horsepower in the S240, and 257 horsepower in the S260. Both use a six-speed manual transmission, and feature a lightweight, epoxy-bonded aluminum frame and composite fibreglass body.

Standard features on the S240 include 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, high-intensity projection beam headlights, LED taillights, aluminum alloy fuel filler door, traction control, twin oil coolers, cross-drilled brake discs, cloth sport seats, CD stereo, leather-trimmed Momo steering wheel, intermittent wipers, floor mats, power locks, power windows, anti-theft alarm and tire pressure monitoring system.

The S260 Sport deletes the rear window, rearview mirror, and passenger foot rest, and adds carbon fibre components, including the front lower splitter, roof, rear engine cover, side air intake ducts, rear wing, and access panels below the windshield.

Available options on the S240 include a Touring Pack, which adds leather seats, CD stereo with iPod connector, stowage net, additional sound insulation, full carpet set and leather-trimmed centre console; a Track Pack, which adds adjustable Ohlins shocks with threaded spring perches and remote front and rear oil reservoirs; and a limited-slip differential. Options on the S260 Sport are limited to paint choices.

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