2005 Lotus Sport Exige Espionage review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 27 March 2006 , 09:03:42 byEmil

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Lotus Sport Exige Espionage

Lotus Exige is a model powered by a 1.8-liter engine that is capable of delivering 192 PS and 181 Nm of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 mph in 13.2 seconds and can reach a top speed of 237 km/h. The answer to this performance stands in the aerodynamic package that offers incredible handling. The company was formed from two famous businesses: Gieves, founded in 1785 and Hawkes, founded in 1771. They had a lot of well-known customers whose names would fill a book. They put accent on style and are interested in luxury. There are thirteen stores and concessions in the United Kingdom, but there are also some in China, Hong Kong Taiwan and starting September 2005, in Japan.

The Lotus Exige is based purely around phenomenal performance and handling, With the advanced 1.8 litre VVTL-i engine producing a maximum power output of 192PS (189hp, 141kw) and 181 Nm (133 lb.ft, 18.5 kgm) of torque, the Exige sprints to 160 km/h (100 mph) in 13.2 seconds before reaching a top speed of 237 km/h.

Key to this phenomenal performance and handling is the total aerodynamic package (which gives 41.2 kg of downforce at 160 km/h - 19.3 kg: front and 21.9 kg: rear) and light weight, the latter made possible through innovative engineering and clever design.

Uniquely tailored features of the Lotus Exige "Espionage":

Bespoke navy paint with strategically placed pin stripes to match the fabric used on the Gieves spy suit

Pin stripe flashes on the side and underneath the scoop

V-section on the alloy wheels shaved back to silver

The seat inserts are tailored from the Gieves classic navy blue pin stripe along with matching dashboard and black leather door inserts

In keeping with the lining of the suit the rear of the seats are lined with silk

In keeping with the classic brogue shoes fitting of an English secret agent, bespoke black leather floor mats have been developed with brogue detailing and screwed in to the floor panel with silver studs

All air-vents also have a silver surround

About Gieves & Hawkes:

All over the world, Savile Row stands for the very best in men's tailoring and so it is fitting that Gieves & Hawkes should be 'No 1 Savile Row': a remarkable address.

The company was formed from two famous businesses: Gieves, founded in 1785 and Hawkes, founded in 1771. Since then, the company have welcomed a passing parade of famous customers whose names would fill a book. The magnificent full dress occasions of British State Ceremonial have been embellished and enriched by their craftsmen's skills, and overseas monarchs and leaders have looked upon them to meet their own exacting requirements. Today Gieves & Hawkes, as the purveyor of
quintessential English style, dress individuals who are interested in the rules and references of tradition but who desire to present these in a visually exciting and contemporary way: in their own way. Confident in what they wear, they appreciate luxury and are most interested, ultimately, in style. They have a sense of occasion and dress accordingly. Gieves & Hawkes present these men
with modern classics - simultaneously modern and classic - across their wardrobe, from formal evening wear to suiting and through to casual wear.

In addition to the flagship store on Savile Row, there are a further thirteen stores and concessions in the United Kingdom. Gieves & Hawkes also have numerous fine stores and concessions in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and from September 2005, Japan.