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Exige 430 Cup arrives at Lotus Melbourne
One of only ten Exige 430 Cups available in Australia has arrived at Lotus Melbourne for your viewing pleasure.
The new Exige Cup 430 is Lotus’ wildest incarnation of its fire-breathing, point-to-point two-seater sports car. The Exige Cup 430 sees the introduction of a savage, high-performance engine installation, mated to a new supercharger and charge cooler designed specifically for the unique demands of this vehicle.
Compared to the Exige Sport 350, it has 24% more power, weighs less and generates the same downforce at 160 km/h as the Exige Sport 350 does at its maximum speed of 273 km/h.
Lotus’ expertise in lightweight design has played its part in reducing the overall dry weight by 12 kg to 1,059 kg, with the vehicle down to 1,056 kg in its lightest configuration. This, combined with the dramatic jump in raw power, raises the Cup’s power to weight to 407 hp / tonne.
Helping to harness all that power, the Cup 430 benefits from a comprehensive range of new aero elements. A new ultra-lightweight front clam with unique carbon fibre ducts has wider radiator apertures and a new mesh pattern grille to provide a more combative aspect and to allow for a new front splitter and air curtain mechanism to reduce drag. The lightweight rear clam panel supports the larger, straight motorsport wing to increase downforce without impacting upon the car’s overall drag coefficient. The innovative design front and rear clam panels are 6.8 kg lighter than those on any other Exige.
Sales & Lotus Experience Manager