Lightweight anniversary sports car, Lotus Exige 350 Special Edition

It seems like this year Lotus will not release their new car, moreover, they don’t participate in Paris Motorshow this year. However, they does released a limited model from Exige class called Exige 350 Special Edition.

The topnotch, the highest class ever existed from the Exige were produced to celebrate the 50 years Lotus. Besides performance improvement on its Toyota engine, Lotus also revamping its looks to be more aggressive.

The weight which I think is already light were modified to become even lighter, they cut the weight, again? Yes, now it’s 1009 kg or 35 kg lighter than the Exige Sport 350. The reduction applied by modifying the carbon fiber sport seats, forged alloy wheels, engine mounts, center consoles that expose gearbox mechanisms, HVAC pipework and lithium-ion batteries.

The engine is a V6, which has a power to bring the car from 0 to 100 km/hour in just 3.9 seconds. The top speed is 274 km/hour. In its test, Lotus successfully record 129.8 seconds in Hethel circuit. Because its an anniversary car, 50th anniversary of lotus to be more specific, it also comes with only 50 units. The price is €81.900.

Image credit: lotuscars.com