Lotus Exige S Type 72

Lotus Exige S Type 72

Lotus anounced another variant of their pocket rocket Exige today: the S Type 72. Its raison d’être is to recall the 1972 all conquering Formula 1 car, presumably as a reminder of Lotus’ heritage before their return to F1 in 2010. It follows the black with gold piping colour scheme that was John Player Special’s trademark rather than the earlier Gold Leaf red, white and gold, but then Lotus have already used that scheme for another Elise special. Still, we don’t care how many specials Lotus wheels out, because they are all fabulous cars, deserving every spare column inch available. Fortunately they haven’t overdone the gold piping thus saving it from the narrow boat naff look! And guess what, it’s not pandering to the now ubiquitous matt black of tuner specials, but wears it’s gloss with pride.

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