Festival fever is in the air as Lotus gears-up for this year’s
Goodwood Festival of Speed.
An epic year that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the now world-famous ‘FoS’ will see Lotus
displaying an array of treats for the thousands of motoring enthusiasts, F1 fans and garden-party go-ers
making their way to Goodwood this weekend.
Lotus has chosen the Festival of Speed as the perfect backdrop for the dynamic launch of the Exige S
Roadster and will also be presenting the 2013 Lotus F1® Team’s black and gold E21, the brand new
Elise S Club Racer and the very same Exige S that performed high octane stunts in this summer’s
eagerly anticipated blockbuster movie ‘RED 2’. This collection of superstars sits alongside a full
compliment of current Lotus models for a truly exotic turnout.
Beautiful, Bold, Black and Gold
This year, Lotus proudly displays a replica of the 2013 Lotus F1® Team car, but just to go that extra mile
(it’s Lotus after all), Lotus F1® Team driver Romain Grosjean will be making an appearance too!
Romain will be driving Lotus COO Aslam Farikullah ‘up the hill’ in the brand new Exige S Roadster in it’s
maiden public voyage on Saturday to mark the official launch of the fastest soft-top Lotus ever! Romain
will also be busy with further runs in the Roadster on both Saturday and Sunday and of course will be
taking to the hill in the real E21! Between F1® and Supercar hill climbs Romain will be making an
exclusive appearance on the Lotus stand to take questions from fans and sign autographs at 3.30pm on
Saturday and 4pm on Sunday.
When Less is Definitely More… If Less Weight and More Power is Your Thing!
Making its global debut at Goodwood is
the brand new Elise S Club Racer.
Following the hugely popular ‘Club
Racer’ variant on Lotus’ entry level 1.6
litre Elise, the lighter-weight, enthusiast
orientated package is now available on
the supercharged 1.8 litre Elise S.
The Club Racer concept comprises
funky colour schemes, the innovative
application of materials and enhanced
driving dynamics and performance, all
of which make for a compelling
purchase for Lotus purists and track
Achieving a maximum 20kg weight
reduction over the standard Elise S, the Club Racer boasts an improved power to weight ratio delivering
240bhp per tonne, it accelerates to 60mph from standing in 4.2 seconds, and reaches a top speed on
145 mph – in short, it’s a little animal!
Those in the market for a Lotus will know that what matters most is how the Elise S Club Racer feels to
drive; it goes without saying that the Club Racer is developed with Lotus’ legendary dynamic
performance. The Elise range, now extending to its 4th variant delivers thrilling driving dynamics thanks
to Lotus’ trademark agile and precise handling. Communication is key here; the Elise S Club Racer
delivers plenty of feedback so that the driver has optimum control and can intuitively deploy nimble
steering and acutely accurate braking.
Real enthusiasts can even manage to reduce the weight of the Elise S Club Racer a further 8kg by
specifying track-use, dealer-fit options such as a TRD air box and filter element and a sports exhaust.
The stripped-out, race inspired Elise S Club Racer benefits from both a weight-reduction initiative and
the extra power of a supercharger, it’s a compelling proposition for sportscar fans; it is quick, goodlooking
and most of all – fun to drive!
A Celebrity of Epic Proportions; The Small but Mighty Exige S Holds Its Own on the Big Screen.
Tipped at this summer’s smash-hit movie release ‘RED 2’, the sequel to ‘RED’ (Retired Extremely
Dangerous), stars a host of brilliant performers; Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Catherine
Zeta-Jones, Sir Anthony Hopkins and the Lotus Exige S. The action follows retired secret agents who
reunite to expose an intriguing and deadly conspiracy from their past; avoiding double agents and
assassins along the way! The hotly anticipated sequel features a massive A-List cast, stunning
locations and a Laser Blue Exige S which undertakes high speed chases, dodges bullet storms and
slides its way through London’s streets, markets and motorways.
As a special exhibit for the 2013 Goodwood FoS, one of three cars used for the movie will be on display
on the Lotus stand dressed in its original stunt ‘costume’. Yes, the Exige S will don its special effect
bullet holes and war-wounded body panels once again exclusively for the Goodwood audience.
The Exige S can be seen in ‘RED 2’ in cinemas internationally from 18th July (UK release 2nd August),
but if you simply can’t wait to see Lotus Chief Engineer of Test and Development, Matthew Becker drive
the Exige S in complex stunt sequences performing handbrake turns, high speed chases and some
pretty full on braking then check out the trailer online: The scenes are high octane with a truly British
feel, which echo the Lotus spirit and sit well remarkably well with the FoS philosophy too!
Lotus will be showcasing the Evora S Sports Racer in the Supercar Paddock throughout the Goodwood
Festival of Speed with The Exige S Roadster in the ‘First Glance’ exhibition. Both Lotus cars will run
twice daily in the legendary ‘Goodwood Hillclimb’. Don’t miss this truly amazing spectacle!
Brimming with innovation, technology, performance and power, the Lotus Evora 414E technology
demonstrator shows some of the headline technologies that Lotus Engineering, one of the world’ s
leading automotive engineering consultancies has developed. The Evora 414E will be on display in the
‘FoS Tech’ exhibition.
Back on the Lotus stand, Lotus Originals will be open for business throughout the weekend with a
selection of Lotus Originals luxury apparel, luggage, accessories, gifts and collectables as well as the
Lotus F1® Team replica team wear in the iconic black and gold scheme.
Further Lotus Cars displays on the main stand include:
• Evora S Sports Racer
• Elise S Club Racer
• Elise 1.6
• Exige S Roadster
• Exige S Coupe
• Exige V6 Cup
• Evora GT4
• F1® Show car in 2013 ‘Kimi’ livery
Fuel consumption for Exige S; Urban 19.5 mpg – 14.5 litres / 100km. Extra urban 37.2
mpg – 7.6 litres / 100km. Combined – 28.0 mpg – 10.1 litres / 100km.
CO2 emissions 236g CO2 / km.
Fuel consumption for Elise S:urban 27.3 mpg – 10.3 litres / 100km. Extra urban 47.6
mpg – 5.9 litres / 100km. Combined – 37.5 mpg – 7.5 litres / 100km.
CO2 emissions 175g CO2 / km.
Notes to editors:
More information on the Lotus F1® Team stand appearances:
Romain Grosjean will be on the Lotus stand for an open Q&A session and to sign autographs for fans
on the following basis:
Saturday 15.30 hrs Hosted by F1® Commentator David Croft
Sunday 16.00 hrs Hosted by F1® Commentator Jonathan Legard
More information on the Elise S Club Racer:
• 6 paint colour options including 4 new colours to the Club Racer family all of which are exclusive
to the Elise S Club Racer. Aspen White, Carbon Grey, Chrome Orange*, Toxic Green*, Daytona
Blue* and Formula Red* (*exclusive to Elise S Club Racer.)
• ‘Black Style’ pack as standard
• Matt Black paint feature panels; Roll hoop cover, rear transom panel and mirror pods
• Elise S Club Racer logos
• Unique seat and interior details
Prices below are an illustration of pricing structures in selected markets only.
Elise S Club Racer Elise S
UK (incl VAT) £35,600 GBP £36,200 GBP
EU (Excl Taxes) €37,500 Euros €39,202 Euros
More information on RED 2
Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses (Willis) reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a
global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.
Lotus Cars Limited provided 3 cars for filming in the UK during the winter of 2012. This was a free
product placement negotiated on the basis that the Exige S has dramatic looks, agile performance and
• Director: Dean Parisot
• Writers: Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber
• Stars: Mary-Louise Parker, Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins,
John Malkovich and Byung-hun Lee
Sample global release dates:
Hong Kong 01-Aug-2013
United Kingdom 02-Aug-2013
United States 19-Jul-2013
More information on the Evora 414E
A highly advanced, hybrid sports car concept developed as part of a cutting-edge collaborative R&D
project funded by the UK’s Innovation Agency, The Technology Strategy Board (TSB).
• 0-60 mph / 97 km/h in 4.4 seconds
• 1000 Nm (738 lbft) of Torque
• 414 PS (408 hp)
• Top speed 130 mph (209 km/h)
• Target EU emissions drive cycle of just 55 g CO2 / km
• Total hybrid range of over 300 miles / 483 kilometres
• Eco mode or Sports mode featuring realistic 7 speed paddle shift with energy recuperation.
• Next generation of Lotus and HARMAN intelligent pedestrian warning system, integrating the
advanced HALOsonic sound synthesis system with video technology.
• Torque vectoring for improved dynamic stability
The Evora 414E is powered by two electric motor packs driving the rear wheels with a battery pack that
can be charged by the Lotus range extender engine or directly from mains electricity. The Lotus 3
cylinder engine, can run on either sustainable synthetic and bio alcohol fuels (methanol and ethanol) or
petrol sits in series with the electric motor and drives a generator, which produces electrical energy to
either charge the battery pack or power the electric motors directly. In normal driving, the Evora 414E
will run purely on electricity stored in the battery pack for up to 35 miles (56 km). After that time, the 1.2
litre engine will run to recharge the batteries and produce just 55 g CO2 / km emissions (target EU drive
Should the driver require more performance – the Evora 414E is a Lotus after all - the electricity will
come from both the battery storage and the small range extender engine.