New Lotus Elise and Exige Special Editions by linzhengnd

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									17 June 2010
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New Lotus Elise and Exige Special Editions
Roger Becker, former Director of Vehicle Engineering for
Lotus is celebrated with a series of special edition versions of
the final run of European specification 1.8 litre Elise and
Exige sports cars.

In celebration of Roger Becker’s 44 year career at Lotus and retirement in
January, there will be a series of Lotus Elise and Exige sports cars in bespoke
Roger Becker Special Edition specification produced and set for release over
the next six months.

The Elise and Exige Roger Becker Special Editions will both be specified to a
high level with Sports and Touring packs as standard. The Elise Roger Becker
Special Edition has a supercharged 220ps 1.8 litre engine which blesses it
with a 0-60mph time of 4.3 seconds (0-100kmh in 4.6 seconds). The Lotus
Exige Roger Becker Special Edition uses the range topping 260ps
supercharged and intercooled 1.8 litre engine which endows it with a 0-60
mph in 4.5 seconds and a phenomenal aerodynamic down force figure of
92.5lbs (42kg) at 100 mph (160kmh).

Roger Becker said, “I am honoured that Lotus has named these two special
editions after me, especially as it allows me to offer the customer my favourite
specifications. The past 44 years have been an incredible journey and I’m
looking forward to watching Lotus progress in the future, I have no doubt that
the company will continue to go from strength to strength.”

Both the Elise and the Exige Roger Becker Special Editions are available in
four colours, Aspen White, Starlight Black, Solar Yellow & Carbon Grey and
each one is identified by a numbered interior plaque, Roger Becker’s signature
on the rear bodywork and special monochrome Lotus nose badge.

Andreas Prillmann, Chief Commercial Officer for Lotus Cars said, “I would like
to thank Roger for his dedication to Lotus It’s fitting that an exclusive number
of the last of the 1.8 litre Elise’s and Exige’s for Europe are dedicated to
Roger, who has been instrumental in the development of so many Lotus cars
over the years, in particularly the Evora, the Exige and the recent versions of
the Elise. Not only has his extensive knowledge and learning been passed on
to our team of talented and skilled engineers, but also his passion for the
Lotus brand and heritage has helped Lotus grow into the world class
organisation that it is today.”

The new, super efficient 2011 Model Year Lotus Elise, introduced to the
market earlier this year, will continue for all markets where it is sold including
Europe.
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The Lotus Elise Roger Becker Special Edition in more detail

   •   220ps supercharged 1.8 litre engine
   •   Lotus ultra lightweight forged alloy wheels
   •   Sport pack
   •   Touring pack
   •   Black style pack
   •   Four paint colours – Aspen White, Starlight Black, Solar Yellow &
       Carbon Grey
   •   Roger Becker signature on side of the car
   •   Roger Becker numbered plaque
   •   Monochrome Lotus badge
   •   Air conditioning
   •   Price: £38,550 (inc. VAT, excl. on the road price)

The Lotus Exige Roger Becker Special Edition in more detail

   •   Standard Features
   •   260ps supercharged 2ZZ 1.8 engine
   •   Lotus ultra lightweight forged alloy wheels
   •   Performance pack
   •   Sport pack
   •   Touring pack
   •   Black style pack
   •   Four paint colours – Aspen White, Starlight Black, Solar Yellow &
       Carbon Grey
   •   Roger Becker signature on side of the car
   •   Roger Becker numbered plaque
   •   Monochrome Lotus badge
   •   Structural shear panel which gives increases lateral stiffness to the
       rear subframe by 30%
   •   Air conditioning
   •   Price: £41,950 (inc. VAT, excl. on the road price)

Click here for the press release announcing Roger Becker’s retirement
(http://www.grouplotus.com/mediacentre_pressreleases/image/503.pdf)

ENDS
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Photos
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www.grouplotus.com/mediacentre. Please apply to the Group Lotus plc PR
Department for access to the Group Lotus plc Media Centre.

About Lotus
The main operating subsidiary of Group Lotus plc is Lotus Cars Ltd, which has
two operating divisions - Lotus Engineering and Lotus Cars. Lotus Engineering
is an internationally recognised automotive engineering consultancy based in
Norfolk, UK. Global facilities include those in Michigan (USA), Kuala Lumpur
(Malaysia), China and offices in Germany and Japan, with rapid expansion in
new territories such as South East Asia.

Lotus Engineering provides comprehensive and versatile consultancy services
to many of the world's OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, offering a full engineering
service from initial concept and project design through development and
integration of the complete vehicle to meet all worldwide markets and
customers to full production. This includes third party 'niche vehicle'
engineering and manufacture worldwide.

Lotus Cars builds world class, prestige, high performance sports cars for sale
in 37 countries. These include the iconic Lotus Elise, the Exige and the new
Lotus Evora which is now on sale. Lotus is a global high-tech company,
expanding rapidly and committed to driving forward technology for both Lotus
Cars and its Engineering clients, spearheading research into such areas as
hybrids, electric vehicles and renewable fuels.

For more information about Lotus please contact:

Myrthe de Boer
Email: mdeboer@lotuscars.co.uk

Alastair Florance
Email: aflorance@lotuscars.co.uk

PR Department; Group Lotus plc,
Potash Lane, Hethel, Norfolk, UK, NR14 8EZ
Tel: +44(0)1953 608264;
Email: pr@lotuscars.co.uk

								
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