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17 August 2012

 

The Exige V6 Cup

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Having already got the motoring press hot under the collar with production of the
road-going Exige S, we are turning up the temperature at this weekend’s Lotus
Festival at Brands Hatch with the official launch of a new track-focused model: The
Exige V6 Cup.

 

There are two variants: a Track Day version priced at £62,995* and a full-on Competition-spec car starting
at £74,995*. Performance hits 274km/h, 0-100 in 3.8 seconds, and 346hp kicked out from the 3.5 litre
supercharged V6 behind the drivers’ seat. The Exige V6 Cup weighs in at 1080kg, and comes with Lotus
Dynamic Performance Management, so you can switch the engine and traction settings between Touring,
Sport and Race; Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo tyres; 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 hitting circuits the world over in various track days events, the Exige V6 Cup is intended for
new and current Lotus Cup series including Lotus Cup UK, Lotus Cup Europe, Lotus Cup Eastern Europe,
Lotus Cup Italy, Lotus Cup Japan, the Lotus Ladies Cup (Hungary) and the Lotus Cup USA – the version of
which will be on display at Brands Hatch this weekend.
The cars can be purchased through Lotus Cars’ dealer network and direct from Lotus Racing.

 

About Lotus
Group Lotus plc, is based in Norfolk, UK, and has three operating divisions: Lotus Cars, Lotus
Engineering and Lotus Racing.
Lotus Cars builds world class, high performance sports cars including the award-winning Evora,
the iconic Elise and the stunning Exige.
Lotus Engineering provides comprehensive and versatile consultancy services to many of the
world's OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers and is an internationally recognised automotive engineering
consultancy. Global facilities include those in the US, Malaysia, China and offices in Germany
and Japan. Lotus is a global high-tech company, committed to driving forward technology for both
Lotus Cars and its Engineering clients, spearheading research into such areas as hybrids,
electric vehicles and renewable fuels.
Lotus Racing (formerly Lotus Motorsport) operates the motorsports activities of Lotus and
includes the strategy to return the Lotus name to a great number of series including endurance
racing with GT2, GT4 and LMP2, single seater racing with GP2, GP3 and IndyCar. Lotus also
competes in Formula 1 with the Lotus F1 Team, racing in the iconic Black and Gold livery.
Lotus Originals is the retail operation for all of Lotus’ non-car products. A diverse collection of
luxury apparel, luggage, gifts, toys and limited edition collectables can be bought online at
www.lotusoriginals.com or at any of the dedicated Lotus Originals outlets including the flagship
Regent Street store in London’s Piccadilly.

 

 

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