Lotus Exige Sport 410

As direct development from Exige Cup 430 Lotus presents the new Exige Sport 410 with more real-world abilities. It still is a very fast mid-engined sports car with its 3.5 litres V6 supercharged engine and 410 hp as well as 420 newtonmeters of torque. Acceleration from standstill to 60 mph is done in 3.3 seconds, the Coupé reaches up to 180 mph, the also offered Roadster version 145 mph. With lightest possible equipment only 1,054 kilograms are shown on the scale. At topspeed up to 150 kilograms of downforce are reached, 60 at front and 90 at rear axle.

Next to the powerful engine Lotus also produces the Exige Sport 410 only with a manual, close-ratio six-speed transmission, three-way adjustable Nitron dampers, adjustable Eibach anti-roll bars at front and rear as well as Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires in 215/45 ZR 17 and 285/30 ZR 18. The forged alloy wheels are available in silver or black and show through their spokes the performance brake system from AP Racing. Optionally the car can be fitted with a titanium exhaust system with better sound and 10 kilograms less.

New Exige Sport 410 gets the modified and enlightened front part with bigger air inlets, air curtain and splitter. Also the carbon parts in front of the windscreen, the carbon roof and the carbon bonnet are standard parts for this model. At the rear it gets a newly designed wing.

Also on the inside this new Exige version shows some carbon parts optionally, for example around the instrument cluster or at the sills. The Interior Colour Pack delivers accents in four different colors around the transmission console, at HVAC surround, at the seat eyelets and at the electric window bezels. Optionally the car can be fitted with climate control and an entertainment system including Bluetooth and iPod connectivity. Drivers who want to use the car on the racetrack can also order an electrical cut-off, fire extinguisher controls, airbag deletion, a FIA compliant rollcage and four-point harnesses. Standard equipment offers the open-gated gearshift design, Alcantara steeringwheel, carbon sports seats with either pure leather or leather and Alcantara upholstery (each with contrast stitching) as well as dashboard, center console and doorcards in Alcantara.

In Great Britain Lotus offers the new Exige Sport 410 at a base price of 85,600 GBP (incl. VAT).

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