25 October 2013
Feature

The Lotus Exige V6 Cup is almost the dictionary definition of a sports car. Plenty of power and not a lot of weight. In the pursuit of purity, Lotus has divested the Exige of unnecessary luxuries and installed a supercharged V6 engine from Toyota.

As a result, the Exige S Cup weighs not much more than 1000kg, which provides a power-to-weight ratio that will embarrass all but the most ambitious supercar drivers. Sutters travels to Lotus' test track in Hethel to drive the Exige V6 Cup S road car and the Exige V6 Cup R racer.

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bomb 28 October 2013

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The yellow race car sounds pretty naughty from the outside, too much transmission whine on the inside though.

the pits 27 October 2013

I own a V6 Cup

I find the tyres work well in both the wet and the dry on the track. They last a lot longer in the wet too! The car is light and has pretty wide tyres (rear 265s) for its size so the potential for aquaplaning should not be forgotten but no problems to date on wet roads. I don't think any other tyres would make a huge difference.

If anyone wants to see some more track videos of the V6 Cup, check out my youtube channel, just search for DrPittenstein!

cheers!

Ofir 26 October 2013

I suppose they are unless its

I suppose they are unless its really wet in which case you wouldnt want to push the car too much anyway. But who cares? Wouldnt stock Pirelli or Michelin/Continental be sticky enough in the dry while being able to handle the wet?