The British sports car manufacturer has announced that both the Exige S Coupe and the Exige S Roadster will be offered with an optional six-speed automatic transmission, found also in the Evora IPS, along with the standard six-speed manual gearbox. For the auto option, clients will have to pay extra €2,185 (£2,000).
The company also said that when equipped with the automatic gearbox, the track car manages to be 0.1 seconds quicker when accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h, with the sprint being completed in 3.9 seconds. However, both variants had the same lap time when running on the factory test track.
The vehicle comes with steering wheel paddle shifters and 2 drive modes, Sport or Race, for smarter gear shifting and improved performance.
The Lotus Exige S takes its power from a 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine capable of generating 345 horsepower.
The Lotus Exige S weighs only 2,592 pounds and goes on sale in January next year.