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Lotus Goes Beyond The Limits With The Exige Cup 430

By Victor Baker


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Lotus Exige Cup 430

Lotus has been rolling out one incredible piece of automotive engineering after another, and today is the day when we get to talk about the latest one. The brand new Exige Cup 430 was inspired by the Cup 380 iteration and goes far beyond it – in a good way.

The engine bay is home to the Evora GT430 engine, meaning a 3.5-liter supercharged V6 that develops 430 hp and 440 Nm of torque will send its power to the rear axle through an open-gate, six-speed manual transmission. Lotus has also tuned the powertrain specifically for the lighter Exige, and a more aggressive aerodynamics package is also part of the package.

Lotus Exige Cup 430

But there’s more to this car than that. Weighting in at just 2,328-pound (1,055 kg), this ultra light Lotus Exige will hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in a mere 3.2 seconds and max out at 180 miles per hour (289 km/h). There is plenty of down-force to help the driver keep it in track, which also means fast conrnering and a lot of excitement, on or off the track.

According to Lotus, the ultimate Exige will round the Hethel test track in just 1 minute and 24.8 seconds, making it the company’s fastest production car ever. Sadly, US customers won’t be able to drive the Cup 430 on American roads, although the order books will allow you to enjoy your very own for £99,800 in the UK or €127,500 in Germany. Hit it!

Lotus Exige Cup 430

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About Victor Baker

Victor is our go-to associate editor for anything with four wheels – and more! With over a decade of experience in automotive journalism, his expertise spans from classic cars to the latest in electric vehicle technology. Beyond vehicles, he has broadened his editorial reach to cover a wide range of topics, from technology and travel to lifestyle and environmental issues. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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