This weekend's Lotus Festival will see the debut of the Exige V6 Cup track day and competition car
17 August 2012

Lotus has announced the most focussed Exige yet. The Lotus Exige V6 Cup will make its debut at this weekend’s Lotus Festival at Brands Hatch.

Two variants of the V6 Cup will be offered: a Track Day version and what Lotus describes as a “full-on Competition-spec” car. The new cars are priced at £62,995 and £74,995 respectively.

Power comes from the 346bhp 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine found in the Lotus Exige S. Lotus claims the Exige V6 Cup is capable of reaching 62mph in 3.5sec and a top speed of 170mph. The car weighs 1080kg.

Lotus Dynamic Performance Management is fitted, allowing the driver to switch between Touring, Sport and Race modes. Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo tyres, an aero-optimised front splitter, rear diffuser and wing are fitted alongside multi-adjustable suspension. A roll cage, FIA-approved fire extinguisher, HANS-compliant race seats and a removeable steering wheel are offered. Buyers can choose between four- or six-point race harnesses.

Production of the Lotus Exige V6 Cup will begin in December, with an initial run of 20 cars earmarked for production through to March next year.

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Lotus Exige S

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Competition models have been designed to compete in new and existing Lotus Cup championships across Europe, Japan and America.

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Our Verdict

Lotus Exige S

Hethel goes back to basics with its Lotus Exige, which makes for a capable track day machine, but one less refined than its direct rivals on the road

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week