GT3 RS v. Exige Sport 410: Pic of the Week

Lotus versus Porsche is always guaranteed to get a response on PistonHeads, so Pic of the Week is here this week to preview of the next Hethel v. Stuttgart grudge match. Well, kind of grudge match.

See, GT3 RS against Exige Sport 410 is a little skewed. Because, even at list price, the two are separated by a fair chunk of cash. Take into account what would actually have to be paid to get into the Porsche right now and the chasm is even wider. Therefore the test, which you can read this time next weekend, is less about a direct comparison and more an evaluation of their respective merits with a common goal in mind: is a GT3 RS really twice the track car an Exige is? Is a motorsport inspired Lotus harder work on the road than a motorsport inspired Porsche? Can the involvement of a manual gearbox with a supercharged V6 hold a candle to the thrill of natural aspiration, even with a PDK?

Lots to discuss, then, and lots to find out in seven days' time. For now we have not one, but two desktop pics of the dynamic duo, really simply because we couldn't decide on a favourite between them. With that light and those stunning silhouettes on a fine piece of Welsh mountain road, hopefully the predicament can be understood. Consider it a buy one get one free on epic wallpapers, one from the front and one from the back, only you don't have to pay.

Which would you have? Which do you think is quicker around a lap? Those questions answered, and many more, very soon. For now, enjoy the pics!

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Photos: Luc Lacey

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  • HardMiles 11 Nov 2018

    Lotus, all day long.

  • Scoobysaurus 11 Nov 2018

    All a bit irrelevant, if you've got £200k+ to spend then you're not really going to be looking at a Lotus, this one or the Cup 430, which is surely the more comparable car for this review ?

    If you want a similar car you can actually walk in and buy then that's a Cup 430.

    Will wait with interest for next weeks conclusions..

  • lasuze 11 Nov 2018

    HardMiles said:
    Lotus, all day long.
    Not in a million years......and I've had both.

  • SidewaysSi 11 Nov 2018

    lasuze said:
    HardMiles said:
    Lotus, all day long.
    Not in a million years......and I've had both.
    Good stuff. So what did you think of the Exige 410? How was the PDK in the 991.2 RS?

  • Tickle 11 Nov 2018

    I'm guessing this review is a follow up to the 'Cayman GTS v Exige Sport 410 v Audi TT RS' review. The 410 won but was more expensive, this next one flips it round (by a fair bit of ££).

    Interested to see which wins, as a second road car the 410 is up there on my wish list.

    Not sure why PH used the 410 though, thought the 430 would be better suited to an RS Porsche comparison scratchchin

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