Available in Coupe and Roadster configurations, Lotus claims this is the ‘ultimate road car’, developed directly from the track focused Exige Cup 430
Developed directly from the track focused Exige Cup 430, the Exige Sport 410 is designed to be the ultimate and unrivalled road car.
This latest addition to the Exige range packs the advanced chassis, suspension and powertrain set-up from its more powerful stablemate, the track focused Exige Cup 430, with a recalibrated engine producing 410 hp at 7,000 rpm and 420 Nm on tap from 3,000 rpm to 7,000 rpm. The high-performance 3.5-litre, supercharged and charge cooled V6 engine, combined with a dry weight of just 1,054 kg, delivers a class-leading power to weight ratio of 389 hp per tonne; this also makes the Exige Sport 410 the lightest V6 Exige ever.
Capable of 0-100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds, it records fierce in-gear acceleration before reaching a top speed of 290 km/h (Coupe configuration), equalling the range-topping Exige Cup 430.
The Exige Sport 410 has been developed to generate 150 kg of downforce, sharing design cues from the Exige Cup 430, adopting a visually arresting revised lightweight front clam panel incorporating wider grilles and carbon fibre air curtains and front splitter.
The Exige Sport 410 takes the chassis, suspension and dampers from the Exige Cup 430, re-tuning the three-way adjustable Nitron dampers for a road bias and to suit the car’s revised aerodynamic set-up. These can be customised to the driver’s precise requirements (rebound and low and high-speed compression) along with the Eibach adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars, fitted as standard, which complete the car’s leading chassis set-up.
Performance options for the Exige Sport 410 include a full exhaust system in titanium, removing 10 kg from beyond the rear axle, and a number of high-gloss, visible weave carbon fibre components including instrument binnacle, sill covers, barge boards and roof. A host of motorsport-centric options are also available including electrical cut-off and fire extinguisher controls, airbag deletion, a non-airbag steering wheel, 4-point harnesses and a dealer fit FIA compliant roll cage.
Jean-Marc Gales, CEO, Group Lotus plc said, “With every new Lotus we look to move the bar higher and apply technology and development ideas drawn from top-of-the-range models. Our agility as a company means that the lessons learnt today can quickly be incorporated into the cars of tomorrow and the Exige Sport 410 is a perfect example of this. We have taken the Exige Cup 430, the ultimate track-centric Exige, and developed it into the perfect road orientated sports car, ensuring that we stay ahead of rivals when it comes to cars that deliver a truly engaging analogue driving experience.”
Besides the the new Exige Sport 410, it is also available in Exige Sport 350 guise. Both the Exige Sport 410 and Exige Sport 350 are available in Coupe and Roadster configurations, with the Roadster having a lightweight black removable soft-top which can be easily stowed within the car for open-top driving.