TRACK-FOCUSED LOTUS EXIGE V6 CUP
Limited-run hardcore Exige adds lightness - and track-ready equipment
At 1,080kg the Cup weighs 96kg less than the standard Exige S, with which it shares its 346hp 3.5-litre supercharged V6 unit and adjustable traction control system. The car sits on sticky Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo tyres, helping it from 0-62mph in a claimed 3.8 seconds. The Cup tops out at 170mph.
Production starts in December, with 20 cars slated to be built for sale through Lotus Cars' dealer network and directly through Lotus Racing. Production is scheduled to end in March 2013.
As well as general track days, the Exige V6 Cup is eligible to compete in Lotus Cup series around the world, including the UK, Europe, Italy, Japan and the United States. The launch car pictured is destined for the Lotus Cup USA, hence the Stars and Stripes decals.