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This Is The Most Extreme Thing You Will See Today – Lotus Exige Cup 380

Lotus Exige Cup 380 is the fastest hardtop Lotus ever

It looks the part. Striking blue intertwined with awesome black accents from the carbon fiber hardware and fine red details make the Lotus Exige Cup 380 more exciting than any other Lotus. And all of these cosmetics come with a reason –  it is seriously fast. And not only in 0-60 mph or top speed numbers, but it will do some impressive runs around any track too. And that is what counts with Lotus.

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Based around an already bonkers , the Lotus Exige Cup 380 takes everything up to eleven. An outrageous look of the exterior isn’t there by chance. Every new piece dramatically improves the downforce. So much so, that at 175 mph, reshaped components provide up to 441 lbs of downforce. That is more than 40 percent compared to the Sport iteration of the same car.

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It is for the track and here is why.

Six-speed close ratio gearbox transfers all the 380hp at the back making possible for the Exige Cup 380 to reach 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. With so much downforce, it won’t have to slow down that much when cornering. Revised carbon fiber parts not only improved the downforce but slightly altered the weight of the car too.

Lotus Exige Cup 380 As One Of The Lightest Modern Day Sports Cars

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We are talking here about a 2,330 lbs car. That is seriously low. Coupled with a V6 and race prepped transmission, the Exige Cup 380 become the most hardcore road going Lotus ever. See, the power transfer occurs via wider 285-section Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s. This gives Lotus unmatched traction. Plus, selecting one of four stability modes can further enhance the power transfer, but also loosen the Exige for a track drive. Select Race or Off, on the other hand, and pray while you drive. After all, “If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough” as Mario Andretti once said. And with a Race mode on or turning off all the electronic aids, you will experience this Mario Andretti moment. And that is why Lotus is such an awesome machine in every respect.

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You can even control wheel slip via toggle between 12 different levels – from 0 to 12.

Lotus will limit the production of the Exige Cup 380 to 60 units. No idea if they are coming to the US, but if you are interested, start dialing Lotus dealerships fast.

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