Proton-owned British-based sports car maker Lotus has launched the 2010 Lotus Exige S at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. Design wise, the Exige S received a face lift with a slightly re-styled front end that includes a larger center air intake for the radiator, and two larger side air intakes for the oil cooler. Over at the back, Lotus has added a large rear wing which was actually seen in the Lotus Exige GT3 Concept.

Lotus revealed that due to the aerodynamic improvements, the Exige accelerates to 100 km/h in 4.77 seconds while producing only 199 grams of emissions per kilometer. Based on the European Extra Urban Cycle calculation, its fuel consumption is figured at 6.5 litres per 100 kilometers, while a combined fuel consumption figure is rated at 8.5 litres.

Other features and accessories available include an instrument panel which includes a high-res LCD screen, a touring package that offers, among others, auxiliary lights, full leather interior, a cup holder as well as iPod connectivity and lastly a track-friendly sports package that includes adjustable front anti-rollbar, traction control, Bilstein dampers and so on.

For hardcore drivers, there is a performance package that provides performance brakes (308 mm front cross-drilled and vented discs with AP Racing four piston calipers with up-rated front and rear brake pads), variable slip traction control, launch control, a roof scoop, up-rated clutch plate and cover and an improved engine output of up to 240HP and 230Nm of torque. Continue reading to view more images.

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