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Lotus unveils two race prepared Exige

By FaezClutchless on 15 Jan 2013

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The Lotus Exige S is a fast performance machine. It comes with either a 1.8-litre straight four or a 3.5-litre V6 supercharged engine and it is not surprising that many track enthusiasts see the car as a good model to hit the racing tracks.

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But if someone wants something more hardcore, then read on; as Lotus has unveiled two race ready Exige models which are known as the Lotus Exige V6 Cup and V6 Cup R.

Both cars are based on the V6 equipped Lotus Exige S and are built to tackle both the streets and the tracks; in other words, both cars are road legal. Both cars were recently showcased at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

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The V6 Cup variant makes 345bhp from the supercharged V6 engine and is able to complete the century sprint in less than 3.8 seconds. The car weighs in at 1079kg and is fitted with many racing equipment such as an FIA approved roll cage and a six point safety harness.

Two way adjustable suspensions and AP Racing four piston callipers are found on all four corners of the car. The car is also equipped with Lotus’ Dynamic Performance Management (DPM) system.

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As for the V6 Cup R, this variant is lighter and has more horsepower than the V6 Cup version. The R variant makes around 366bhp and tips the weighing scale at 1039kg. The V6 Cup R gets the same racing equipment as the standard V6 Cup car but minus the DPM system.

The V6 Cup R variant gets other different parts too such as a lightweight battery, track-spec tow hooks, a quick release engine cover, performance brake pads and a better oil and water cooling system.

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