News Lotus Exige Cup 430 is Quickest Exige Yet

22:16  11 november  2017
22:16  11 november  2017 Source:

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Performance-wise, Lotus Exige Cup 430 sprints from 0 to 60 3.2 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.3 seconds) on to a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h). The sports car comes with a new aero kit – consisting of front splitter, front access panel, roof, diffuser surround, large aperture air-intake side pods

The Exige Cup 430 is the maddest Exige yet to come from Hethel, and it takes the 430 bhp 3.5 litre supercharged V6 from the Evora GT 430 a track, so it gets almost shiny Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres and a close-ratio ‘box too, and it all adds up to what Lotus say is now the quickest car they

The Lotus Exige Cup 430 is the most extreme Exige yet. And that's quite a feat for what started as a lightweight sports car that has only gotten lighter and sharper. It has more power, less weight, and more downforce.

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Limited to 50 examples, Lotus Exige 360 Cup is revealed on 14 August 2015. The car is powered by a 3.5-liter supercharged TOYOTA V-6 delivering 355 horsepower. The Lotus Exige 360 Cup is available in two series: 6 Cyl Mastery bonus series in the Master category.

The Lotus Exige 360 Cup bespoke styling signals an evolution in design, with an option of four colours (Metallic White, Metallic Grey, Metallic Black and Metallic Silver) and stealth matt black roof, front access panel and louvered tailgate.



It starts with a big boost for the 3.5L V6. The new Edelbrock supercharger and intercooler boost power by 55 hp, to 430. The big V6 makes 325 lb-ft of torque over a broad range, starting at 4,000 rpm. The engine will rev to 7,000 rpm thanks to a new intake and bigger throttle body. The close-ratio six-speed manual uses Lotus' exquisite open gate shifter that lets you see every piece of the linkage in motion. Joining the engine and gearbox is an uprated larger clutch.

The Cup 430 gets a new ultra-lightweight front clamshell body with carbon fibre ducting. The openings are wider to allow more airflow, and the new grille looks meaner and gives room for a new front splitter to reduce drag. The rear clamshell has a bigger wing that Lotus says increases downforce without increasing drag. The aerodynamic changes mean that the Exige Cup 430 produces 220 kg of downforce for increased grip and stability.

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The Lotus Exige Cup 260 exploits the Lotus philosophy of using weight reduction to increase performance and reduce emissions. The Lotus Exige Cup 260 is one of the quickest road cars around a circuit.

Lotus Motorsport redefines the Exige V6 Cup with the introduction of the Exige 360 Cup . New lightweight panels and an increase in power mean the Lotus Motorsport Cup model continues to provide a benchmark in handling and performance.

The new front and rear panels trim 6.8 kg, but aren't the only weight savings. The roll bar is made from stronger but lighter steel, there is a lithium-ion battery, even the seatbelt mechanism is redesigned to save weight. The titanium exhaust flows more air, gives the 430 a distinct sound, and trims 10 kg. All-in, the changes trim 29 kg off the car. The new intercooler, clutch, and bigger brakes claw back some of that, but the car is still a flyweight 1,059 kg dry. That's 66 kg lighter than the base Exige Sport 350.

The suspension uses three-way adjustable dampers to fine tune handling. There is revised steering arm geometry to increase bump steer, and even the sway bars are adjustable. The 215 wide front tires and massive 285-width rear Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber keep the power in check.

Adjustable traction control gives five levels of allowable rear wheel slip, plus "off" for tail-out driving.

After the additions and subtractions, the Exige Cup 430 equals massive performance. The 0-100 km/h time is just 3.3 seconds, with a top speed of 290 km/h. It's the fastest production car to ever lap Lotus' Hethel test track. The 1 minute, 24.8 second time is 1.2 seconds faster than the next-best 3-Eleven road version.

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