The first-generation Exige (a.k.a. the Series 1) was launched in 2000. Mounted in the middle was a 1.8-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, which produced upwards of 190 horsepower in the top-sec track edition.
4 years later the second generation (or Series 2) was introduced. The differences this time around being the upgraded aerodynamics, including a new front splitter, engine cover, fibreglass roof and spoiler.
In 2009, at the 79th Geneva International Motor Show, Lotus unwrapped the upgraded 2010 Model Year.