Lotus has introduced a track-focused special version of its Exige S.
There are two variants: a Track Day version priced at $99,394 and a full-on Competition-spec car starting at $118,327. The car has a top speed of 170mph, 0-100 in 3.8 seconds, via 346hp kicked out from the 3.5-liter supercharged V6 behind the driver's seat. The Exige V6 Cup weighs in at 2,381lbs, and comes with Lotus Dynamic Performance Management, so you can switch the engine and traction settings between Touring, Sport and Race.
The Cup features Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo tires; aerodynamically optimized front splitter, rear diffuser and wing; multi-adjustable suspension; and race-ready kit such as a heavy-duty roll cage, 4 or 6-point harnesses, isolator switches, FIA-approved fire extinguisher, tow eyes, removable steering wheel and HANS-compliant race seats.
The first cars will roll off the production line in Hethel in December, with an allocation of 20 cars through to March 2013.
In addition to track days, the Exige V6 Cup is intended for the various Lotus Cup series around the world, including Lotus Cup USA, Lotus Cup UK, Lotus Cup Europe, Lotus Cup Eastern Europe, Lotus Cup Italy, Lotus Cup Japan, and the Lotus Ladies Cup (Hungary). The cars can be purchased through Lotus Cars' dealer network and direct from Lotus Racing.
For more details on the U.S. series, visit www.lotuscupusa.us.