Exige Cup 430
Price: from £100,600
Extreme. Intense. Exhilarating. Exceptional.
The fastest Exige ever is a 1110kg projectile fired by a 430bhp cannon. Exploding from 0-60mph in a blistering 3.2 seconds, acceleration is relentless all the way to 174mph, at which point the highly advanced aerodynamics are generating 171kg of downforce. The supercharged, 430bhp V6 is an irresistible, chargecooled force. Lighter body panels, extensive use of carbon fibre and a titanium exhaust make for a highly moveable object. Putting them together results in an incendiary 387bhp per ton.
But there’s much more to the Cup 430 than brute force. As with every other track-honed legend in the revered Exige bloodline, the Cup 430 remains a precision instrument. As agile, accurate, responsive and balanced as only a 1110kg car can be. Once underway, the unassisted steering is delicate and alive in your hands, full of rich detail and vivid clarity. The Lotus-developed Nitron dampers are now 3-way adjustable for greater traction, sharper turn-in and finer body control. Combined with adjustable anti-roll bars, wide Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s and genuine downforce, they generate cornering forces so enormous, we had to fit a baffled sump. Uprated two-piece, AP Racing j-hook brake discs resist cracking and vibration while providing immense stopping power and fade-free performance on track. In addition to the highly advanced Lotus DPM (Dynamic Performance Management) system, you’ll find a motorsport-derived, 5-stage traction control system to help contain the supercharged fury behind you.
Intensely engaging on the road and formidable on the track, the Exige Cup 430 combines purity and power like never before. The result is not merely the ultimate Exige but one of the most thrilling and immersive driving experiences available anywhere.
|Max Power||430 hp at 7,000 rpm (436 PS)|
|Max Torque||325 lb ft from 2,600 rpm to 7,000|
rpm (435 Nm)
|0 – 60 mph||3.2 seconds|
|0 – 100 km/h||3.3 seconds|
174 mph (274 km/h)