ACURA Sport Car | Lotus Reveals Hard Core Exige Cup 380 Sports Car
British sports motorcar manufacturer Lotus has unveiled their latest lightweight special edition model – the Exige Cup 380.
The Cup is an fifty-fifty to a greater extent than stripped downwards version of the Exige together with the follow-on from the Sport 380. It uses the same 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine from the Race variation that produces 375bhp.
That impressive engine paired amongst the lightweight chassis – which has a dry out weight of 1,057kg – agency the Exige Cup tin larn from 0-60mph inwards 3.4 seconds together with on to a tumble out speed of 175mph. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 six-speed manual gearbox is fitted every bit standard.
Using carbon-fibre bodywork panels to larn inwards fifty-fifty lighter, the Lotus build – who are good known for producing featherweight sports cars – has produced a motorcar that is expected to survive smashing both on the route together with on track.
With aerodynamic sections added to the frame, such every bit a novel spoiler, louvers to the front end bicycle arches, a race diffuser to the raise underside together with aeroblades to ameliorate air menstruum from the raise wheels. This helps to practise 200kg of downforce at the tumble out speed – 43 per cent to a greater extent than than on the Exige Sport.
Fitted peculiarly amongst Michelin's Pilot Sport Cup ii tyres, Lotus uses forged alloy wheels for farther weight saving, together with customers tin pick out to take away items to salve fifty-fifty to a greater extent than weight, such every bit the airbags together with adding a non-airbag steering wheel.
Customers tin every bit good pick out to add together an FIA compliant scroll cage, race harness, electrical engine cut-off together with burn extinguisher arrangement together with then they tin role the motorcar is runway events.
Inside, Lotus fits carbon-fibre sports seats amongst Alcantara cut back together with leather or tartan additions, an Alcantara steering wheel, carbon-fibre sills together with improved graphics on the instruments.
Only sixty versions of the Exige Cup 380 are existence built together with each accept a starting cost of £83,000. All are available to survive ordered now.