Lotus Exige 240R vs BMW M3

Picture of Lotus Exige 240R
Picture of BMW M3 (E92)
Category Lotus Exige 240RBMW M3 (E92)
Engine layout 1.8 l R44.0 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 247 / 244420 / 414
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 263 / 194400 / 295
Curb weight (kg / lb) 941 / 20751580 / 3483
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 263 / 259266 / 262

Lap Times

Track Lotus Exige 240RBMW M3 (E92)
Hockenheim Short 1:15.401:14.30
Laguna Seca (post 1988) 1:45.821:42.96

Performance

Category Lotus Exige 240RBMW M3 (E92)
0 - 100 kph 5.2 s4.3 s
0 - 100 mph 12.7 s9.4 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.2 s @ 87.6 mph8.7 s @ 96.9 mph
Top speed 249 kph (155 mph)280 kph (174 mph)

Summary

Category Lotus Exige 240RBMW M3 (E92)
Track Performance 188200
Straight line speed 252400
Total 440600

Verdict

M3 is the fastest by considerable margin.

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