2013 Lotus Exige V6 CupR

With links to its award winning cousin the Exige S, the two new derivatives are set for their first public debut and will be another exclusive for the show. The cars, the Exige V6 Cup, the latest Cup version for track or road and its pure race-bred sibling the Exige V6 CupR will be unveiled on stand 2550, in Hall 20. Both new

Exige race cars will make up part of a three car line-up, where the race winning Evora GT4 will also be on display as a perfect contender for race teams looking to compete in, amongst others, the newly announced SRO GT4 European Trophy. Plus, for those that visit the stand there is the opportunity to win a Driving Experience Day courtesy of the Lotus Driving Academy*.

Around the show, visitors can also get close to the championship winning Evora GTC, the car that romped to victory last season in the MSA British GT Endurance Championship under the guidance of Richard Adams and his Bullrun Team. The car will be on display courtesy of Britcar, stand 2200.

In addition, the award-winning Exige S and Evora S road cars will also be drawing the fans as they have been selected to take part in Autocar’s ‘Best of British’ parade which can be seen at regular intervals in the Live Arena. All models are in current production at the Hethel factory and available to order.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Racing Car
built at England
engine Toyota 2GR-FE V6
position Transverse, Mid Engine
aspiration Harrop HTV 1320 Supercharger
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVTL-i
fuel feed Chain-Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/dual VVTi
displacement 3456 cc / 210.90 in³
bore 94 mm / 3.7 in
stroke 83 mm / 3.3 in
power 272.9 kw / 366 bhp @ 7200 rpm
specific output 105.9 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 351.92 bhp per tonne
torque 413 nm / 304.6 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
redline 7000
body / frame Glass Reinforced Composite Body overBonded Aluminum Tub Chassis w/Rear Steel Subframe
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Fored Alloy
front tires 205/45 R17 Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo
rear tires 265/45 R18 Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo
front brakes Cross-Drilled Discs w/AP-Racing 4-Piston Calipers
rear brakes Cross-Drilled Discs w/AP-Racing 4-Piston Calipers
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension Unequal Wishbones w/2-Way Adj Gas Dampers, Eibach Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Unequal Wishbones w/2-Way Adj Gas Dampers, Eibach Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1040 kg / 2293 lbs
transmission Toytoa C64 6-Speed Manual w/Lotus Shifter
gear ratios 3.54:1, 1.91:1, 1.41:1, 1.09:1, 0.97:1, 0.86:1
top speed ~273.53 kph / 170 mph
0 – 100 kph ~3.8 seconds
0 – 200 kph ~7.9 seconds