Lotus Unveils the Exige 360 Cup for Road and Track

Aug 21, 2015

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With new lightweight panels and an increase in power, the latest Lotus Exige 360 Cup model excels in handling and performance, according to Lotus Motorsports.

The Exige 360 Cup comes with an option of four colours (Metallic White, Metallic Grey, Metallic Black and Metallic Silver) and stealth matt black roof, front access panel and louvered tailgate. This design is a limited edition run of 50 vehicles and each of these special Exige 360 Cup cars will receive a numbered Lotus Motorsport build plate.

The new Exile 360 Cup model boasts an increase in power of 10 PS with freer flowing induction and a sports exhaust system. Combined with a low vehicle weight of 2,491 pounds, the vehicle offers a pure driving experience on road and track.

The powertrain updates also give the Exige 360 Cup a sportier soundtrack to enhance the driving experience, according to Lotus Motorsports.

“The V6 Cup was a favorite amongst many knowledgeable customers with its incredible track performance and distinctive design. I am excited about the introduction of the new 360 Cup which moves the game forward with striking new design features and performance upgrades that offer phenomenal ability on road and track,” said Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus.

The Exige 360 Cup uses the track proven aero package from the Exige V6 Cup with an aerodynamically optimized front splitter, rear diffuser and wing. Together with the flat underside these aerodynamic aids offer 92 pounds of downforce at 100 mph.

The chassis on the Exige 360 Cup is a Lotus-designed stiff and lightweight bonded aluminum chassis with double wishbone suspension all round. The car is fitted with track focused two-way adjustable suspension and a four-dynamic mode (drive, sport, race and off) system, including launch control.

New features for the Exige 360 Cup include a bespoke lightweight front access panel, new lightweight rear tailgate and louvered panel. The Exige 360 Cup has a distinctive design, updated grooved brake discs for improved performance, Motorsport Red wheels, embroidered seats and dash panel.

The options available for the Exige 360 Cup include a new red Alcantara interior, adjustable anti-roll bars, Öhlins race dampers, fire extinguisher and electrical cut-off, FIA carbon seats, air conditioning and removable steering wheel.