Lotus has unveiled the 2014 Exige LF1 Limited Edition created to celebrate the manufacturer's Formula One "origin". This summer, totally 81 Lotus Exige S cars will get a Lotus F1 Team livery and interior trim to mark the number of grand prix victories held by the Lotus marque.

2014 Lotus Exige LF1 Limited Edition is based on the Exige S and boasts a black and gold exterior with red accents and special badges. There are also golden alloy wheels and the Race Package including a Dynamic Performance Management system, high-performance brakes and Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo tires.

The interior also comes in two-tone scheme – black and gold leather/fabric seats with embroidered headrests and seat backs, air conditioning and an individually numbered carbon fiber plaque.

Lotus Exige LF1 is powered by a 3.5 liter supercharged V6 – 350HP (257 kW) and 400Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. 0-100 km/h in 4.0 seconds and a top speed of 274 km/h (170 mph). The curb weight is 1,176 kg (2,593 lbs).

The customers will also get an "Exige LF1 Membership" that includes a factory tour of Lotus Cars in Hethel and a tour of the Lotus F1 Team headquarters at Enstone. It also includes a Romain Grosjean 1:2 scale replica helmet, a Lotus F1 car key fob, a Lotus F1 Team USB stick and special discounts for the manufacturer's lifestyle products.

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2014 Lotus Exige LF1 Special Edition:

Exterior:

  • Bespoke black and gold livery with red accents
  • Bespoke exterior badges incorporating ‘LF1' logo
  • Exclusive black and gold ‘Lotus' nose badge and wheel centres

Interior:

  • Bespoke trim in leather and technical fabric featuring black and gold design with gold contrast piping and stitching details
  • Embroidered ‘LF1' logos on headrests and floor mats
  • Embroidered ‘Lotus F1® Team' logo on seat backs
  • Matt gold 5-spoke 17"/18"cast alloy wheels
  • Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo Tyres
  • Race Pack
  • Two-piece high performance brake discs
  • Red brake calipers
  • Air conditioning
  • Individually numbered limited edition carbon fibre build plate
  • Bespoke carbon fibre engine plate

Optional Equipment:

  • Convenience Pack
  • Heated seats
  • Rear parking sensors

The Lotus Exige LF1 special edition comes with the following Formula 1 package within the purchase price of the car:

  • A factory tour for 2 people of the Lotus Cars production facility at Hethel
  • A factory tour for 2 people of the Lotus F1® Team headquarters at Enstone
  • Collector's edition owner's pack including Exige LF1 Membership card entitling members to 20% discount on Lotus Originals and Heritage ranges and 10% off Lotus F1® Team Replica collection
  • Romain Grosjean 1:2 scale replica helmet
  • Lotus F1® car key fob
  • Lotus F1® Team USB stick

Source: Lotus