Lotus has announced a new more powerful version of their Exige, the Lotus Exige Cup 430. The car is powered by a new 3.5 litre V6, 24-valve, water cooled engine that generates 220kg of downforce. The car comes with 430 horsepower and 440 Nm or torque. It comes with a new supercharge and chargecooler.
The Lotus Exige Cup 430 also comes with a newly designed body that is designed to improve the aerodynamic performance of the car. The car has around 55 more horsepower than the Exige Cup 380. The car comes with an impressive 0 to 60 miles per hour time of just 3.2 seconds.
With 430 hp at 7,000 rpm and 440 Nm (325 lbft) of torque from 4,000 rpm, 0-60mph is dispatched in 3.2 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.3 seconds) with a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h). Helping to harness all that power, the Cup 430 benefits from a comprehensive range of new aero elements. A new ultra-lightweight front clam with unique carbon fibre ducts has wider radiator apertures and a new mesh pattern grille to provide a more combative aspect and to allow for a new front splitter and air curtain mechanism to reduce drag. The lightweight rear clam panel supports the larger, straight motorsport wing to increase downforce without impacting upon the car’s overall drag coefficient. The new design front and rear clam panels are 6.8 kg lighter than those on any other Exige.
You can find out more information about the Lotus Exige Cup 430 over at Lotus at the link below. Prices for the char start at £99.800 in the UK and €127,500 in Europe.