Unlike its predecessors, the 2012 Lotus Exige S will be powered by a Toyota-sourced supercharged 3.5L V6 engine that generates an impressive 345hp, all packaged into a 2381-pound package. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a video direct from the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show — includes a bonus Top Gear video.

Built for the sports car aficionado, the Exige S features high performance bespoke tyre package with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires as standard. A Lotus DPM (Dynamic Performance Management) switch allows the driver to switch between three driving modes: Touring, Sport and DPM off.

[via SeriousWheelsAutoblog]