Lotus Exige Cup 430: Time For Coffee?


Hopefully you will be up to speed now on how fond we are of the Exige Cup 430; it is, quite simply, one of the most exciting, immersive Lotus products ever made. Given the calibre of sports cars produced in Norfolk, that really is some achievement.

Due to various logistical issues, we were unable to film during our first drive of the Exige. Conveniently, however, Lotus has done what it did with the recent Evora and Elisemodels by providing a Hethel track video; helps that the driving is better than ours, too!

What's worth seeing? It's the grip and traction that's most startling, the car seemingly very composed even on a greasy test track. And the sound is fabulously wild too, the perfect pick-me-up for a Monday morning. And keep a look out for the ghost gearshift...

 

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  • HorneyMX5 18 Dec 2017

    Lotus are just getting it so right at the moment. That has the looks, the performance and noise. Brilliant.

  • Guvernator 18 Dec 2017

    Brilliant video and the car looks fantastic!

    One thing though, it sounds really good but it's VERY loud. Is that car actually allowed on many UK tracks with that noise level?

  • kambites 18 Dec 2017

    Doesn't it have switchable exhaust valves?

    I know the Evora fell foul of being too loud for many tracks, but one would hope that with the more track-focused Exige they've solved it somehow.

  • Maldini35 18 Dec 2017

    Brilliant car.

    I can’t help but feel Lotus are a sleeping giant.
    They’ve made some sensational cars over the last couple of years despite going through some pretty tough times.
    With Geely investment we could see Lotus finally realise it’s potential.
    I can’t wait.

  • AmosMoses 18 Dec 2017

    Epic, looks so balanced on track.

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