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Lotus Exige S Type 72: heralding the return to F1

It is now known, the British firm Lotus returns to F1 for the 2010 season, and thus enters through the front door. Besides, we already know the name of the two drivers, Jarno Trulli and Hekki Kovalainen.

Former world champion

And to signal his return to F1, Lotus we present a special version of its all Exige S model which for the occasion wears shield 'Type 72'.

The latter pays homage to the F1 Lotus Type 72, which between the years 1970 and 1975, won no less than 20 championships. Four major Formula 1 drivers took the wheel of this legendary car, including: Emerson Fittipaldi, Jacky Ickx, Jochen Rindt and Ronnie Peterson.

A beautiful realization

This new declination which took over the black and gold colors of the race car of the era, is said to be an ultra sporty version in the range of Elise and Exige models.

Even its interior honors the colors of the era, although the latter is relatively similar to that of the model series. We find also on the outside and inside of the car, logos 'Type 72'.

However, it prides itself on offering sport seats extremely wrap, made of black microfibre ProBax whose seams are gold.

Sets Sport and Performance

This high-performance sports car and ultra mild, which weighs only 935 pounds, includes under its hood a four-cylinder engine supplied by Toyota, but differently arms by the British firm of engineers.

He took advantage of the VVTL-i technology VVT. Its cylinder is 1.8 liters and is accompanied by a turbocharger, which gives him a total of 240 horsepower, all associates has a manual gearbox has six speeds rather allergic to urban traffic.

The Lotus Exige S Type 72, enjoys a geometry of its own, allowing it to better differentiate from other Lotus models claws on the road. In addition, it provides, inter alia, a control system of management and a self-locking differential. All in all, this sports car is much more a fireball to the track that truly for the road ...

Incredible performance

According to the data of the manufacturer, the declination has any special four-cylinder engine can provide all the same accelerations from 0 to 100 km / h in just 4.7 seconds MADE, while its top speed is 233 km / h.

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