I'm amazed!

Had to go up the Motorway the other day in the Exige, never looked at the fuel consumption before so thought I’d check it. At an average of 65-75mph (M6 - Busy!) got over 45mpg! Probably due to light weight & fairly light right foot. - Different story in normal use though!Phil GT

I got from Wales to Leicester on 15.5 litres which equates to over 45 mpg at a steady 75 -80 MPH. It’s amazing what self restraint can do to your fuel economy !!(Gets a bit boring though)

For the record, on my recent trip to Anglesey I averaged 42.8M/G on a total of 1168 miles, with a maximum of 53.6M/G (motorway) and a minimum of 28.4M/G (track).So, the veredict is that the Exige is an… economical Super Car !Cheers,UldisD:PS- have tracked all the fuel consumption since new on an Excel chart !!

Uldis28.4 mpg whilst out on track??? Are you sure??? More likely to be 12-14 mpg, I think [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/wink.gif[/image]Or have you fitted a diesel engine? [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/grin.gif[/image]

I think it stands to reason that if you are light footed on the right hand pedal, the combination of light weight and high output from a small engine is bound to give good economy. [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/image] Not as good as I got on the way back from Devon recently though - 176mpg for the whole journey - that’s 27 miles on the road and 164 on the back of a truck!!(alternator now fixed and 2 X new 039s on the back, several hundred pounds poorer! [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/frown.gif[/image] )Mike

Pesky,I just sent you separately the Excel sheet where I record all the times I filled up the Lotus since new.You can see that the engine, while loosening up has been giving also better fuel economy.And it’s not that slow in the track either [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/grin.gif[/image]Of course the 190 ECU will not be more fuel efficient. It’s mad to go faster, so to drink more. But maybe it’s badly mapped. I remember following Lord Whitter’s car made me cry. And not because of the way he drives, but because of the pungent fumes out of his exhaust [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/shocked.gif[/image]So, there you go, maybe an Emerald ECU and correct mapping session would do wonders for midrange AND fuel economy?Cheers,Uldis [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/smile.gif[/image]

8-10 minuets of Aintree used 4 litres.Cant remember how long track is and not near info - but anyway thats a gallon for what must be only maximum 15 miles.Thats with a 190 upgrade … oh and I weigh 100 kg as Lotus keep reminding me …Think Peskys right at the 12-15 mark.Andrew

AndrewAccording to Liverpool Motor Club’s blurb, Aintree circuit is 1.5 miles long.

Rob - that adds up 8-10 laps per session getting max 15 miles.Andrew

Come to think of it, since the ‘software upgrade’ mine “seems” to be running more rich, but was running extreeeemly well after 2 hour blow out on the motorway. So, suppose it needs a good clean out every month or so.Blimey, never had such a long thread before!(No comments re darning socks etc)