The Exige S may have been the most hardcore Lotus we have driven to date but the British sportscar maker handed us the keys to the stripped down Exige V6 Cup, a car that firmly proves that less is more. We may now have to re-evaluate the meaning of hardcore.
Exige is a name given to the most potent cars Lotus produces, but does removing the roof dumb it down?
The Lotus Exige S Roadster takes the roof off the hardcore Exige and makes it a little more sane for road use. It's still pretty crazy, though.
It's small, light and fiercely powerful. The 345bhp Lotus Exige S may just be the best Lotus yet.
Lotus has worked hard to create the best possible driving experience and has delivered an incredibly fast car.
Exige is the name that Lotus gives to the most hard-core, extreme car it makes. This new one is beyond brilliant; so good, in fact, that we're not sure whether it can be improved upon.
In October, the team had a go in the Lotus Exige S Roadster, another in a frankly barmy Mercedes SL63 AMG, took time to remember a war hero, and had an afternoon with the Jaguar C-X75.
It's been a big year for XCAR, so join us as we discuss the highlights. First up, funnily enough, is January.
Deciding on our favourite car of 2013 was never going to be an easy task, but after some discussion we've settled on our ride of the year.
It's time to take a look at the most beautiful cars we've driven in 2013. There are some stunners in here.