Without a roof, the Exige S looks a little less angry.
Its 3.5-liter V6 is on full display in the back.
The coupe's splitter and spoiler are absent here, giving the car a more restrained look.
We'd be fibbing if we said the wheels aren't a bit nice.
It may look very similar to an Elise, but it's actually longer, as Lotus needed some extra space to squeeze the engine in.
Likelihood is, you'll be seeing more of these than you will the front of the car...
Exige is Lotus-ese for "really, really fast."
The exhaust may look like a snout, but it fires out the most wonderful noise.
And petrol. It also fires out petrol.
Despite its extra length, it's still pretty small.
The Exige S' 345bhp certainly makes it a giggle.
And it shoots the car from 0 to 60mph in around four seconds, depending on how committed you are.
On the road with roof off, you get to hear its glorious engine at full chat.
Unlike its hardtop brother, it's less at home on the track. It'll still be a laugh, though.
Being a Lotus, it's built to handle the UK's awful roads.
Still, on the smooth stuff it feels awesome.
With a top speed of 145mph, it's certainly quick.
Though not as quick as the coupe, which can hack 170mph. If you're brave.
You sit low to the ground, which means that even at low speed, it feels quite fast.
Its interior is quite sparse, as there's not much space there.
That said, the less that's in there, the lighter the car will be.
There's also quite a bit of boot space on offer...
...if you don't want to go anywhere for too long.
The Exige S comes with parking sensors, as it's not the easiest to see out of the back.
As names go...Exige S is pretty awesome.
The Probax seats are very, very comfy.
The engine may be sourced from Toyota, but we prefer it in a Lotus.