Think of taking a currently lightweight Lotus sports car and after that lobbing off around 100 pounds of performance-sapping weight. That’s exactly what Lotus designers attained in the advancement of the new Exige Sporting activity 350, which weighs simply 2,480 lb, or around 112 lb lower than the Exige S on which it’s formed.
This makes the Exige Sport 350 one of the most powerful Exige ever before, with Lotus declaring the car will run to 60 mph from remainder in 3.7 seconds and take place to reach a top speed of 170 mph. No changes were made to the car’s Toyota-sourced 3.5-liter V-6, which credits to turbo charging providing a handy 345 horse power and 295 pound-feet of torque.
The Exige Sporting activity 350’s suspension was updated with stronger dampers and revised geometry to boost handling. The auto also features beefier four-piston brake calipers in any way 4 edges and also buyers can select cross drilled and vented two-piece brake discs to save an added 11 pound. Yet one more 11 lb can be additional started saving by adding an offered set of built alloys.
Completion outcome of all the upgrades is the fastest Lotus roadway car around the company’s Hethel test track. The automobile lapped the track in a time of 1:29.8, which is the first time a Lotus road automobile split the 1:30 mark.
Sales begin from next year, February.