Rally version of new V6 road car conforms to new FIA R-GT regulations
13 September 2011

Lotus plans an official rallying comeback with this Exige GT asphalt rally racer. Also on display at Frankfurt motor show today, it conforms to the new FIA R-GT regulations, aimed at high-performance, rear-drive road cars not normally used for rallying.

The Exige GT uses a version of the road car’s 3.5-litre V6, detuned to 298bhp and mated to a six-speed sequential ’box and limited-slip differential.

Weight has been increased to 1200kg, also to satisfy regulations, and a steel rollcage added, along with crash protection and lexan side windows.

The brakes and adjustable suspension have also been upgraded.

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