Lotus Exige 360 Cup Sheds Pounds, Adds Power

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Lotus has introduced the new Exige 360 Cup limited edition. 

Just 50 examples of this lightweight sports car will be built and each will receive a unique Lotus Motorsport numbers plaque. Thanks to lightweight body panels, the Exige 360 boasts a curb weight of 2,491 lbs, a loss of about 70 lbs compared to the Exige S Club Racer.

Power from the car’s 3.5-liter supercharged V6 is also boosted by about 10 hp to make around 354 hp. A sports exhaust contributes to the gain in power while it also gives this car a new tone for us to enjoy at the race track. Adjustable suspension and four different dynamic modes, drive, sport, race and off are available along with launch control.

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The body remains the same as the Exige V6 Cup car and contributes 101 lbs of downforce at 100 mph, though the styling has been slightly revised. The roof of the car is painted matte black along with the new front access panel and louvered tailgate. Four colors are available: Metallic White, Metallic Grey, Metallic Black and Metallic Silver.

Inside you’ll find embroidered seats and dash panel, while red Alcantara, FIA-spec carbon fiber seats, air conditioning and a removable steering wheel are all available options. The Exige 360 Cup is eligible to run in the Lotus Cup race series, which is why the company offers some of those race-specific add-ons.

The Lotus Exige 360 Cup is now on sale in the UK, starting at £62,995.

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  • smartacus

    replace 354HP Toyota 3.5 V6
    with
    600+HP FORD GT 3.5 V6

  • Toms

    higher output isnt always better

  • smartacus

    lower output isnt always better

  • Toms

    Oh, I never thought of it that way…

  • smartacus

    replace 354HP Toyota 3.5 V6
    with
    380HP MB AMG 2.0?