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Lotus Exige Sport 410 takes inspiration from Exige Cup 430

Lotus’ newest model to expand the Exige range had been introduced as the Sport 410, which is going to be positioned between the 350 and the Cup 430. It actually gets some of its features from the latter - from the engine and suspension to its aerodynamics.

What powers the Exige Sport 410 would be the Cup 430’s supercharged 3.5 liter V6 engine, calibrated for it to have a total output of 410 hp (416 PS) and 310 pound feet of torque (420 Newton metres). The 410 also receives the oil cooler and larger clutch from the Cup 430. The engine is mated to a six speed close ration manual transmission that is standard, together with the exposed gear change linkage. The Sport hits 60 miles per hour in only 3.3 seconds, while continuing to the Cup 430’s top speed of 180 miles per hour, in the coupe configuration.

Sport 410 now uses the Cup 430’s chassis, suspension and dampers to the Sport 410. The three way adjustable Nitron dampers had been tuned for the road to meet the car’s aerodynamic demands. Anti-roll bars up front and in the rear are standard too.

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There is another special edition Lotus car – the Exige Cup 430 Type 25

Lotus is not done rolling out special edition models, and one of Jetta’s latest special edition models would be the Exige Cup 430 Type 25 collector’s edition. The model pays homage to the single seat Lotus race car with the same name. It also comes with a handful of new features that let it stand out from the rest of the special edition Lotus cars.

Customers of this unique model can get the Exige in any colour, as long as it is Lotus Racing Green, or Old English White. What you see in the rendering’s pictures here is the said green finish. As you can see, it has yellow and black accents all over its body - from the hood to the roof, and the fascia, which can be customized depending on what the customer wants. As for the interior, it will also be given the same bespoke detailing, where customers can pick from a variety of options and materials like leather and Alcantara throughout.

What gives the Exige enough power is a 3.5 liter supercharged V6, enabling it to carry out 430 horsepower (320 kilowatts) and 440 pound feet (596 Newton metres) of torque. This is mated to an open gate six speed manual transmission. With these mechanical bits, it makes the Lotus Cup 430 Type 25 one of the quickest cars in its class. It is capable of sprinting from 0-60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 3.2 seconds, before pushing its limit to 180 miles per hour (290 kilometers per hour).

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A special Lotus Exige owned by Jerry Seinfeld is up for sale

With that kind of wit and humour, plus his collection of Porsches, who doesn’t know of Jerry Seinfeld? Well, here is one thing you may not know - he doesn’t exclusively love only German sports cars, as he is the original owner of the mean, green 2009 Lotus Exige Sport 260. And if you are a fan of Seinfeld, you might be interested in what I am about to say. The car will go up for auction this May 27.

Not many details were posted on the listing of the Exige, not even the price. However, we know that this is probably the only Sport 260 that was ever painted in this colour - as the Kawasaki Green is a paint to sample option. One of the photos show that the car has traveled 3,988 miles since its original owner got it.

As you look at the Lotus’ VIN details, you will find that it was being sold for $62,000 in 2012 by an owner from Austin, Texas. This seller reported that this car had been previously owned by Seinfeld, as his name and signature were on the original documents that came with the vehicle as proof.

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Road-legal Lotus Exige Cup 380 promises to amaze you on track

The British automaker Lotus is noted for releasing low production, limited editions of its sports car lineage. Now the Hethel-based automobile manufacturer is back at it again with its latest special edition vehicle christened the "Exige Cup 380"- proclaimed to be the most track-focused sports car that is now legal to roam the streets.

Lotus has found a solution to make an Exige a slicker sports car. The newest Exige version utilizes the same mechanical features of its predecessor, the Exige Sport 380, but it boasts one factor that puts it a notch above its big brother- you can attach a plate number on it. Lotus specifically made a new sports car that consumers can take to the track, set personal speed records there, and then drive home. You won’t be needing a loyal vehicle hauler; this sports car can easily become your ultimate weekend buddy.

Akin to the Race 380 and Sports 380 units, power is delivered via the 3.5 L supercharged V6 that specifically yields an impressive 375 hP (280 kW) and 302 lb-ft of torque (419 Newton-meters), driving the rear wheels via a 6 speed manual transaxle that is impelled by an aesthetically detailed exposed shifter mechanism. The new Cup 380 can accelerate to 60 miles per hour (97 kilometer per hour) in only 3.4 seconds - a tenth of a second faster than the Sport 380, but 2 tenths slower compared to the Race 380.

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For those who believe that the Exige Sport 350 is still not that extreme, then be prepared to look at what Lotus has done. Dubbed as the Lotus Exige Sport 380, this is a version of the Sport 350 that is more focused, delivers more power, and lighter.

Starting with the weight, the Sport 380 is lighter compared to the Sport 350 by 57.9 lbs. (26.3 kg) having an overall weight of 2,447 lbs. (1,110 kg). This is the result of a number of changes like putting in a lithium ion battery that is lighter by as much as 22.7 lbs. (10.3 kg). Other changes may appear to be small but impact the total weight like fitting in a fascia panel in the rear that reduces the weight by 0.66 lbs. (0.3 kg).

In addition to these improvements, Lotus is offering the option to have the exhaust in titanium and the tailgate and roof panel made of carbon fiber. With this, the curb weight of the Sport 380 is lowered by an additional 22 lbs. (10 kg). Now by reducing the weight, this allowed the brand to give the model a center of gravity that is lower compared to the Sport 350. This also enabled the handling to be modified and improved.

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Lotus unveiled today the Exige LF1, a limited edition of the Exige S inspired by the Lotus F1 Team. As you can see from the photos, the limited Exige S comes with a Lotus F1 Team inspired livery and interior trim in order to commemorate the number of grand prix victories of the Lotus marque.

The Exige LF1 Limited Edition is powered by a 3.5-liter supercharged V6 engine that develops 345 hp and a maximum torque of 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). With these engine, the Exige LF1 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.0 seconds, while the sprint from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) is made in 3.8 seconds.

Top speed is limited at 170 mph or 274 km/h. Regarding the design, the 2014 Lotus Exige LF1 Limited Edition comes with bespoke black and gold livery with red accents, bespoke exterior badges with ‘LF1’ logo, and black and gold ‘Lotus’ nose badge and wheel centres. Inside, we find bespoke leather and technical fabric with black and gold design as well as gold contrast piping and stitching details, embroidered ‘Lotus F1 Team’ logo on the seat backs.

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Lotus Exige V6 Cup made its debut at the Lotus Festival at Brands Hatch this past weekend. Lotus will offer two versions of the V6 Cup -- a Track Day version 9 (priced at £62,995) and what is referred to as a “full-on Competition-spec” car with a price tag that says £74,995. It is powered by a 346bhp 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine, which powers the Lotus Exige S.

Lotus said that the Exige V6 Cup could accelerate to 62mph in 3.5sec and could get to a top speed of 170mph. This car’s weight is at 1080kg. It is equipped with Lotus Dynamic Performance Management, enabling the driver to make the shift between Touring, Sport and Race modes. It features Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo tyres, an aero-optimised front splitter, rear diffuser and wing, to go along with multi-adjustable suspension.

It also offers a roll cage, FIA-approved fire extinguisher, HANS-compliant race seats and a removable steering wheel. Consumers can make the choice between four- or six-point race harnesses. The Lotus Exige V6 Cup will start production this December, with an initial run of 20 cars intended for production through to March 2013. Competition models are built to participate in new and current Lotus Cup championships throughout Europe, Japan and America.

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Lotus presented at the Geneva Motor Show the 2013 Exige S Roadster, a car that promises to combine the handling with the open air experience that makes you feel all the more at one with the road. The car is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine delivering 345 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, and mated to a standard six-speed manual gearbox while the Serial Precision Shift automated gearbox is available as an option.

The 2013 Lotus Exige S Roadster is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4 seconds (60 mph I 3.8 seconds), 160 km/h (100 mph) in 8.5 seconds and has a top speed of 233 km/h or 145 mph. Still, the Lotus Exige S Roadster delivers 236 g of CO2 per km.

Moreover, the Lotus Exige S Roadster using the manual gearbox will have a fuel consumption of: Urban 14.5 l/100km (19.5 mpg), Extra urban 7.6 l/100km (37.2 mpg), Combined 10.1 l/100 km (28.0 mpg). With a targeted weight of just under 1100 kg, this is one of the lightest six-cylinder roadsters on the market by some margin. Furthermore, it's the first time an Exige model has been offered with a factory-fitted soft top roof, one which is typically lightweight and easy to put up and take down.

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The 2012 Lotus Exige will be powered by a new V6 engine. Lotus is aiming to bridge the gap between its present range and its five-strong line-up of new sports cars that will arrive starting in 2013. Since December 2010, there have been no Exiges built for the European market. It stopped when the Exige’s 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine failed to meet emissions regulations.

Autocar said that Lotus boss Dany Bahar intends to fully support and enhance the present range of Lotuses before the new models are phased in, beginning with the 2013 Esprit.

Last summer, an early V6-equipped Exige test mule was spied when Lotus first tried to fit the Toyota-sourced 3.5-litre V6 from the Evora within the Exige’s mid-engined, rear-drive layout.

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Lotus wanted to do something to commemorate its popular models -- Exige and Elise -- that are set to end production this July. It decided that final Special Editions for the Exige and Elise models that use Toyota’s 2ZZ-GE engines will be released. The North American market will get 30 units of the Exige S260 Final Edition.

Lotus will offer the chance for these cars to be painted in matte black to 25 of its customers. Only 15 units of the 2011 Lotus Elise SC Final Edition are intended for America and Canada.

Lotus will allow customers to pick from four color schemes that are based on Elise Club Racer. To shave off some pounds, the Exige S260 features lightweight materials like carbonfiber and has been fitted with bespoke lightweight forged alloy wheels.

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Eco-friendly electricity supplier Ecotricity has been vending green electricity for over ten years now, but its originator Dale Vince has determined to take on a grander venture, which is to make a sports car that is both attractive and wind-propelled electric. At present, Vince is laboring with a crew of engineers and developers a total conversion of a Lotus Exige coupe.

The present improvements on the vehicle can be viewed on the blog of Vince, Zerocarbonista, and also at the present time the Exige has been undressed and its chassis has been lengthened.

The compartment for the 96 batteries has also been developed, and manufacture of large parts such as the transmission are being done, while other parts of the car have already been installed.

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Ecotricity, the eco-friendly electric utility company has been providing green electricity for more than ten years now, but the founder, Dale Vince, has fixed his sights on a more ambitious venture: to make an attractive wind-propelled electric sports car.

Vince is presently working with a team of engineers and designers to modify a Lotus Exige into a speedster with zero emissions, with every part of the original car receiving a revision of one kind or another. The car will have not designation, but it will distinctly be recognized by its wind-power design.

The car is powered by standard electricity that has been cleanly produced at one of the wind farms of Ecotricity. So, this is not something one can easily dismiss as a puff of hot air.

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Lotus has accomplished the impossible and improved the track-car-for-the-street, the ExigeCup 260. The Exige Cup 260 is already known to be a union of precision, lightness and a perfect balance between minimalism and equipment. Lotus made it even lighter with a weight of only 1,958 pounds, a reduction of 84 pounds to the Exige Cup 240, unveiled in 2006.

Producing 260 horsepower from its supercharged four-cylinder Toyota engine, the 2010 ExigeCup 260 gets to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds.

The 2010 Exige Cup 260 has a series of improvements similar to the Exige GT3 race car, including an even more extensive use of carbon fiber, on the roof, driver and passenger seats, one-piece dash top, rear tailgate, center tunnel, front splitter, side intake ducts, rear spoiler, and more.

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Lotus will commence sales of the new 2010 Lotus Exige S240 in the United States and Canada in the fall of 2009, now boasting of an array of key enhancements that updates its looks while improving its aerodynamic performance.

Up front, the new 2010 Lotus Exige S240 features a restyled fascia. It now has a larger yet more angular air intake that helps push more air through the radiator for improved engine efficiency. Just opposite these front wheels and on either side of the central slit, Lotus fitted two more intakes to direct air to the twin oil coolers, which are in turned bisected by horizontal vanes for a more stable airflow and thereby increasing the engine's cooling efficiency.

Below these three new air intakes is a new aerodynamic splitter made from a lightweight composite. This new splitter has been extended to wrap around the Lotus Exige S240's entire front end. Moreover, its chiseled side lips are now made higher to deflect air around the tires, thereby reducing drag.

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A commemorative edition of the Lotus Exige, dubbed S Type 72, will soon be released. The British carmaker said that the car has been built to celebrate the black and gold Lotus Type 72 livery which was driven by Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fittipaldi, Ronnie Peterson and Jacky Ickx.

The car, which is considered by many to be a legendary racing car, has won three Formula One Constructors' Championships (1970, 1972 and 1973) and two Drivers' World Championships (1970 and 1972).

In a release, Luke Bennett, Lotus operations director, described the Lotus Exige S Type 72 to be an evocative sportscar, which is a product of the combination of cutting-edge handling and performance with the iconic Type 72 color scheme, which is one of the most famous racing liveries of all time. Bennett further said that the Exige provides an intense experience whether it's drive on road or track.

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With the revised 2010 Exige S Lotus demonstrates its lightweight, high-efficiency ethos. The most current repeat of the British sports car takes advantage of lower carbon emissions, functional styling improvements and a some advanced additions. At its front face the Exige comes with three air vents intended to channel cool air into the radiator and double oil coolers.

On the underside, a composite front air splitter covers the whole front end equipped with chiseled lips that draw air away and around the tires.

The rear wing of the latest Exige is derived from the Exige GT3 concept unveiled in the 2007 Geneva Motor Show. Its significant size is complemented by its ability to manage airflow by increasing downforce while at the same time lowering drag coefficient.

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Lotus Cars will be unveiling its Exige Scura special edition model at the upcoming Tokyo International Motorshow on October 21, 2009. Scura, which means "dark" in Italian, features a matt black and carbon fiber theme. This new special edition model from Lotus induces a craving to 'indulge your dark side'. The soft-feel matt black finish of the Exige Scura is contrasted by high gloss 'Phantom Black' triple stripes that flow across the length of the car.

It also dons a carbon fiber front splitter, side airscoops, rear spoiler and oil cooler inlet vanes – all contributing to distinguishing the different textures that define the Exige Scura. Of course, the 'Scura' theme is also present in the interior.

Lotus extensively used carbon fiber in the cabin of the car – like the seats and center console -- not only to reduce weight, but also to reflect the exterior theme. All carbon fiber interior components are finished in high-gloss clear lacquer to allow the weave to remain exposed, providing the cabin with a raw yet racy ambiance. Moreover, the car's handbrake and gear knob feature a special anodized treatment, giving the metal an anthracite color finish.

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