Sunday, 19 November, 2017

Lotus Showcases Its Latest Little Track Monster

Leaked Is Lotus building a crossover Lotus Exige Cup 430
Terence Owen | 11 November, 2017, 02:25

While the new coupe Lotus Exige Cup 430 "shod" in the wheels dimension 17 inch front and 18 inch rear combine tires with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2.

It has 49bhp more than Lotus' last special edition Exige - the Exige Cup 380 - with a significant increase in downforce over previous cars, too. As a result, the Exige Cup 430 is 6.8kg lighter than any other in the range and has a power-to-weight ratio of 401bhp per tonne. This engine is combined with 6-speed "mechanics". Yet it won't fly away, as its revised aero package generates 485 lbs. of downforce near its 180 miles per hour top speed.

The British brand has presented the Lotus Exige sports auto, which became the fastest version for all time of existence of the model. It makes 430 hp at 7,000 rpm and 440 Nm (325 lb-ft) of torque from 4,000 rpm.

As for the body kit, the Cup 430 gets an array of aero elements including an ultra-lightweight front clam with unique carbon fiber ducts, new front splitter and air curtain mechanism, lightweight rear clam panel, and a large motorsport wing.

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The new edition has a clear focus on track performance, and is said to be the quickest auto to go around the Norfolk-based firm's Hethel test track, taking 1 minute 24.8 seconds - 1.2 seconds faster than the road-going version of the Lotus 3-Eleven.

Despite the 17kg of additional weight - thanks to the new chargecooler and cooling system (15kg), that clutch (800g) and wider brake discs (1.2kg) - the weight saving measures for the 430 recoup 29kg, for an overall saving of 12kg.

While road-legal in Europe and Asia, the Exige Cup 430 is a track auto at heart, featuring such essentials as Eibach's adjustable anti-roll bars, Nitron's springs and three-way adjustable dampers ( with 24 click adjustment settings for rebound, 24 for low speed compression, and 16 for high speed compression). For optimum handling, the vehicle also comes with standard front and rear anti-roll bars, three-way adjustable dampers, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, and the largest brakes ever fitted to a Lotus production auto.

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