Lotus Exige LF1 commemorates brand's 81 Formula 1 victories

Of course, 81 units will be produced
Jun 25, 2014

Lotus Exige LF1

The Lotus Formula 1 Team undoubtedly became a boring squad this season after the departure of driver Kimi Raikkonen (who left for Ferrari). And that is why the British car manufacturer released this extremely cool-looking automobile: the Lotus Exige LF1.

Wearing the F1 team's familiar black-and-gold motif, the car is meant to celebrate Lotus's 81 victories in the sport. As such, each unit of the Exige LF1 has a carbon-fiber plate displaying a specific F1 win scored by the team--from Lotus's first grand prix triumph in Monaco in 1960, to its 81st in Australia in 2013 (courtesy of Raikkonen).

Powered by a 3.5-liter supercharged V6 engine that produces 345hp and 400Nm, the Exige LF1 boasts a bespoke black-and-gold paint job with red accents, 17-inch front and 18-inch rear gold alloy wheels, black-and-gold interior, two-piece high-performance brake discs, and Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo tires.

The 81 gentlemen lucky enough to own this limited-edition Lotus car will become "Exige LF1 members," whose perks include "a behind-the-scenes tour of the Lotus Cars and Lotus F1 Team factories, and a range of Lotus F1 Team gifts and memorabilia."

"The Lotus DNA is born of the Formula 1 arena, and with 65 years of racing experience--40 of those in F1--it's fitting we celebrate our sporting origins and our race successes with the new Exige LF1," says Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales in a statement. "Eighty-one limited-edition cars--each one a nod to each of Lotus's 81 GP wins--are intended for the truest of Lotus's racing fans."

 

Lotus Exige LF1

Lotus Exige LF1

Lotus Exige LF1

Lotus Exige LF1

Lotus Exige LF1

Lotus Exige LF1

Lotus Exige LF1

Lotus Exige LF1

Lotus Exige LF1

Lotus Exige LF1

Lotus Exige LF1

Lotus Exige LF1

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