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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  • Atrophy 09 Aug 2010

    That looks better than their F1 car!!

  • MiniMadMike 09 Aug 2010

    600k!! I'll take two!

  • IainT 09 Aug 2010

    Cheaper to go and buy a real race car and totally irrelevant to almost all people...]

    Was quite excited by the title thinking it'd be something in a similar mould as the Seven...

  • MarJay 09 Aug 2010

    IainT said:
    Cheaper to go and buy a real race car and totally irrelevant to almost all people...
    A real race car would be harder to maintain and less practical for trackdays.

    Edited by MarJay on Monday 9th August 15:47

  • evenflow 09 Aug 2010

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