Lotus Reveals Exos T125 Hardcore Track Car

Lotus has unveiled a new track toy in California called the Exos Type 125 that looks like it could blow track-only rivals from the likes of Ferrari, Pagani, and even Caparo into the weeds.

Just 25 examples of the car will be built - at a rumoured price of more than £600k.

For your moolah you get a 10,800rpm 645bhp 3.5-litre Cosworth V8, a carbon-fibre monocoque and a power-to-weight ratio getting close to 1000bhp per ton.

You also get membership of the 'Exos Club', which will run five track events around Europe next year, with the support of racing instructors, mechanics, and even fitness instructors.

You can even take it to your own track days without mechanical support, too; Lotus says the engine will last almost 3000 miles between rebuilds and you can even start it yourself from inside the car (ooh, the luxury).

Despite the F1-inspired tech and design, the project is said to have very little to do with the F1 team, having been created instead at Lotus Cars' Hethel HQ - where the T125 will be built.

The Exos was unveiled at the Monterey Motorsports Pre-Reunion last Saturday, but will make its public debut proper at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California, which starts on Wednesday.

First deliveries of the Exos are expected next spring.

P.H. O'meter

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