Lotus makes once again honor his sporting past. The Lotus Exige LF1 will be sold this summer to 81 copies. The first being obtained by Stirling Moss in Monaco, in 1960 and the 81st, by Kimi Raikkonen, in Australia, last year.
Ofcourse, this Exige LF1 is adorned with black and gold. One delivered that evokes both the “John Player Special” of 70-80 years and the current E22. It has the “Race Pack” with Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo (18 inch rims with gold), special brakes (with red calipers) and a “sport” engine mapping.
Inside, we find the black and gold livery, with an inscription “Lotus F1 Team” on the bucket. Each car will have a numbered plaque. Air conditioning is standard. By cons, heated seats and rear parking sensors are optional.
Marketing begins today at the Canary Wharf Motorexpo. The left-hand drive version will be unveiled this weekend on the sidelines of the 24 hours of Le Mans. As a bonus, the 81 owners will walk away with lots of “goodies”: Romain Grosjean helmet at the scale of 1/2, Lotus F1 door key, Lotus F1 USB key, a valid entry for 2 people at the Hethel Lotus factory, a valid entry for 2 people to the Lotus F1 factory in Enstone.
Finally, there will be a “LF1 Membership” card that gives them 20% on derivatives Lotus Cars and 10% in the Lotus F1! Only downside: lack of approval, Exige LF1 will not be available in the USA.