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TLF will be reviewing the Roadster next month too :)

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yep, when I read this kind a review, I don't recognise at all how thrilling it is to drive an Elise, let alone an Exige roadster. I feel they are either blasé as they drive great cars on a daily basis or they are simply not petrolhead and can't wait to find another journalist role in a office in London to write political reviews or so!

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Well, Top Gear's 'journalist' might have the sort of enthusiasm for exciting cars which if it were a colour, would probably be 'beige', but Kimi Räikkönen evidently thought the Exige S Roadster was pretty cool. I know whose opinion on performance cars I give most credence to ...

 

 

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Hmmm, read the review and thought it was quite good, can't see what you are all complaining about? I read it after testing the coupe today so perhaps it made more more sense to me and I didn't see any negatives in there, all seemed positive. Perhaps I need to read it again.

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I'll get around to it at some point.

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looks good in white

 

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from: :Lotus factory Tour June 2013 - Lotus Roma Facebook

 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151643933693069&set=a.10151643932988069.1073741830.124319838068&type=3&theater

 

 

Phwoooar!

 

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Yet we can’t think of a car that would be faster on a UK road, including the McLaren 12C, Porsche 911 Turbo or Ferrari 458 Italia. The relatively compact dimensions of the Exige S Roadster, its bullet-like acceleration and the sublime chassis make it an extraordinary car.

Buy one.

 

http://cars.uk.msn.com/reviews/lotus-exige-s-roadster-review-2013-onwards

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I'm really torn as to whether I like the cleaner Roadster or the spoiled aggressive look of the Coupe. I think I've made my mind up and then a lovely shot as above and I'm undecided again

Trevor.

I'll get around to it at some point.

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http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/2013-lotus-exige-s-roadster-review/266162

 

One of the keys to the handling is the switchable exhaust valve. Err, ok.

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Very much so.

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The IPS / Paddle shift does not seem to be in the option list, does anyone know why?

 

 

Cheers

 

If there was demand, they'd build it...

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And isn't the steering unassisted?

 

That comment about the hydraulically assisted steering has now been removed from the review! 

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http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/2013-lotus-exige-s-roadster-review/266162

 

One of the keys to the handling is the switchable exhaust valve. Err, ok.

 

 

And isn't the steering unassisted?

 

I thought I must have been reading a different review as I did not see anything to indicate assisted steering (and then saw Bibs second post about it being removed) but I didn't see anything about the switchable exhaust valve either?

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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Loads of magazine reviews online but not one single video and if ever a Lotus had the looks and sound for a good piece of high-res automotive pornography, it's the Exige Roadster!

 

Come on, someone ... anyone!?!

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