Is this the New Lotus Exige with a V6 Engine?
Well, the test car does not bear any resemblance to the recent Lotus concept models shown in Paris last year so given the prototype's shape and size, the most plausible explanation is a replacement for the Exige.
Moreover, earlier this year, Lotus CEO Dany Bahar hinted that the company was working a new Exige.
The pictures suggest that the new Exige (bear in mind, we don't know if Lotus will hang onto the name) sports a slightly longer rear overhang than the current model and a cleaner profile with sharper lines.
Our spies also reported that the test mule was wearing a V6 engine, possibly sourced from the Evora. The latter is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 unit churning out 280-horses in standard trim and 350HP when paired to a supercharger in the S model.
However, we'll have to wait and see if they're right or if Lotus will stay with a four-cylinder option for its mid-engined sports coupe. In any case, we'll keep you updated for any new developments.