Super Street Network

 |   |   |  5 Cool Lotus Exige S Facts from "Red 2"
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

5 Cool Lotus Exige S Facts from "Red 2"

The action-flick Red 2 hits theaters today and a sports car plays a leading role

Annette Carrion
Jul 18, 2013

The Details:

• Lotus Exige S featured in Red 2

• Film opens nationwide Thursday, July 18th

• Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, and Anthony Hopkins star in the film

A Lotus Exige S is playing a starring role in Hollywood’s latest action film Red 2, starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker and Byung Hun Lee. Featured as a nimble getaway vehicle when the bullets start flying, below you will find a handful of interesting facts regarding the appearance of the Lotus in the film:

• Lotus provided the use of three cars to production for the project, one had the engine removed and was mounted to a ‘skate’ (pictured above) to create one of the more dramatic driving maneuvers.

Lotus exige s Photo 5/17   |   Lotus Exige S

• Matt Becker (Lotus Chief Engineer - Test and Development) performed the driving stunts as Han’s (Byung Hun Lee) stunt double. Complete with wig, make-up and costume Matt follows in his dad’s footsteps as Roger Becker drove the Lotus Esprit in the 007 ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ movie.

• A Lotus Exige S is ‘borrowed’ by character Han to help Victoria (Helen Mirren) escape a gun battle at the Iranian Embassy in London.

• After a highway chase sequence which sees the nimble Exige S hide under a moving 12-wheel truck, the Exige S darts in front of the truck, but the Range Rover can’t match its agility and ends up rolling along the highway on its roof.

• 345 hp at 7000 rpm

Red 2 opens in theaters nationwide Thursday, July 18, 2013

Vehicle Background

Model: Lotus Exige S

Engine: Mid-mounted, transverse 3.5-liter supercharged DOHC V6 VVT-i

Horsepower: 345hp at 7000rpm

Torque: 295 lb-ft at 4500rpm

Weight: 2592.6 lbs. / 2570.6 lbs. (roadster)

Performance: 0-60 3.8 seconds, 170mph top speed

*Spec data provided by Lotus

It has been since 2011 when the Lotus Exige made new car headlines as covered by Motor Trend when the track-edition became available in the United States and spy shots leaked of what was then said were the first snaps of a next-generation model that would arrive in 2015.

You can view part of the Exige S chase scene here:

For further details on the film please visit: http://bit.ly/12Yysdg

By Annette Carrion
124 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

How do you properly test a car that's so powerful, it even frightens Ken Block? You take it on a Pikes Peak hill climb, of course.
Collin WoodardSep 25, 2017
The U.S. will get some of the upgrades Toyota debuted for its new GR sub-brand--only they'll be branded as TRD here. Get the full story at Motor Trend.
Alex NishimotoSep 25, 2017
Subaru will be bringing two new STI models, an Impreza Future Sport Concept, a Viziv Performance Concept, and more to the Tokyo Motor Show.
Jonathon KleinSep 25, 2017
Adding color to the beautiful hills of the Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway is a huge mural of the iconic Mazda 787B race car built by a local artist.
Michael CantuSep 25, 2017
Watch Formula D driver Ryan Tuerck’s Ferrari 458-powered Toyota GT86 crash, get fixed, and continue to slay tires on a mountain road.
Jonathon KleinSep 22, 2017
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP