Lotus Exige S Automatic introduced image

Lotus has recently introduced the Exige S Automatic which is coming with a pretty impressive 6-speed transmission.

Lotus’ newest creation is called the Exige S Automatic. The model in question is getting a 3.5 liter supercharged V6 engine under its hood, which is capable of producing a total output of 345 HP (258 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque, which is connected to a 6-speed automatic transmission. This can change gears in just 240 milliseconds and the Sport mode can even help sharpen the throttle’s response and increasing the traction slip.

“Expanding the Exige range, with a new automatic gearbox, opens up a new market for those who prefer using a paddle shift with the alternative of an automatic gearshift.” He added, “We expect that the Exige S Automatic will account for over a third of the total global sales for the Exige S range as many drivers will appreciate the involvement of a manual paddle-shift and the convenience of an automatic”, said Jean Marc Gales, the Lotus CEO.

The brand new Lotus Exige S Automatic is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.9 seconds and it can reach a top speed of 261 km/h (162 mph), or 233 km/h (145 mph) in the Exige S Roadster. The coupe is burning an average of 9.6L / 100km (29.4 mpg UK / 24.4 mpg US) and it is emitting 222 g/km of CO2. Prices for the automatic transmission have been set at 1,667 GBP.