New versions of the Lotus Elise and Exige are in the making. According to Autocar, a new V6 powerplant could be included onto the option list. The Exige shown on the picture has widened wheel arches and increased cooling.
Lotus has the Evora’s Toyota-sourced V6 powerplant available. If added to the Exige, it would raise its weight beyond the 1000kg level. But it would also offer more power and torque than the car’s current four-cylinder powerplant.
The test car also shows that Lotus is looking into chassis refinements for the Exige. The wheelarches have allowed a modest increase in track, and the rear wheels appear to be sitting slightly further back in the chassis, suggesting a longer wheelbase.
We have to wait and see what the new vehicles will bring us. It is still unknown when the sports cars will be available on the market.