Lotus is wrapping up development on the 2012 Exige, ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Lotus is wrapping up development on the 2012 Exige, ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

As you can see, the updated model has an aggressive front fascia and new headlights. Out back, there's a new rear window, a prominent diffuser and a massive wing.

Inside, the cabin appears untouched. This is a little unfortunate, but not terribly surprising.

Engine options will likely be shared with the Evora, so expect a 3.5-liter V6 with 280 PS (206 kW / 276 hp) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque as well as 350 PS (258 kW / 346 hp) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque.

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