Introducing The Lotus Exige 360 Cup


August 16, 2015 By Mike Lee
Last updated on August 16, 2015

Lotus Exige 360 Cup

  • Limited edition – 1 of 50 – Exige V6 Cup
  • Increase in power of 10 PS
  • New lightweight louvered tailgate and front access panel

Lotus Motorsport redefines the Exige V6 Cup with the introduction of the Exige 360 Cup. New lightweight panels and an increase in power mean the Lotus Motorsport Cup model continues to provide a benchmark in handling and performance.

The Exige 360 Cup bespoke styling signals an evolution in design, with an option of four colours (Metallic White, Metallic Grey, Metallic Black and Metallic Silver) and stealth matt black roof, front access panel and louvered tailgate. This design is a limited edition run of 50 vehicles and each of these special Exige 360 Cup cars will receive a numbered Lotus Motorsport build plate.

This new model boasts an increase in power of 10 PS with freer flowing induction and a sports exhaust system, which combined with a low vehicle weight of 1130 kg gives an incredibly pure driving experience on road and track. The powertrain updates also give the Exige 360 Cup a sportier soundtrack to enhance the driving experience.

Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus plc, commented: “The V6 Cup was a favourite amongst many knowledgeable customers with its incredible track performance and distinctive design. I am excited about the introduction of the new 360 Cup which moves the game forward with striking new design features and performance upgrades that offer phenomenal ability on road and track.”

The Exige 360 Cup uses the track proven aero package from the Exige V6 Cup withan aerodynamically optimised front splitter, rear diffuser and wing. Together with the flat underside these aerodynamic aids offer 42 kg of downforce at 100 mph (160 km/h).

The chassis on the Exige 360 Cup is a Lotus designed stiff and lightweight bonded aluminium chassis with double wishbone suspension all round. The car is fitted with track focused 2-way adjustable suspension and a 4-dynamic mode (drive, sport, race and off) system, including launch control.

New features for the Exige 360 Cup include a bespoke lightweight front access panel, new lightweight rear tailgate and louvered panel. The Exige 360 Cup has a distinctive design, updated grooved brake discs for improved performance, Motorsport Red wheels, embroidered seats and dash panel.

The options available for the Exige 360 Cup include a new red Alcantara interior, adjustable anti-roll bars, Öhlins race dampers, fire extinguisher and electrical cut-off, FIA carbon seats, air conditioning and removable steering wheel.

The Exige 360 Cup is on sale now through the Lotus dealer network with prices starting at £62,995 (MSRP) including 20% tax.

As with all Lotus Motorsport Cup models the Exige 360 Cup is eligible for Lotus Cup race series.

PERFORMANCE
Max power 355 hp at 7000 rpm (360 PS) (265 kW)
Max torque 295 lbft at 4500 rpm (400 Nm)
0-60 mph < 3.8 seconds
0-100 km/h < 4.0 seconds
Max speed 170 mph (274 km/h)

Fuel Consumption
mpg (l/100 km)
Urban 19.5 (14.5)
Extra Urban 37.2 (7.6)
Combined 28.0 (10.1)
CO2 emissions 235 g/km
Unladen Weight 1130 kg
Aftermarket kit increases power by 10 PS*

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
All alloy, 3.5 litre DOHC V6 VVT-i, 24-valve, equipped with Harrop HTV 1320 Supercharger utilising Eaton
TVS™ Technology
Baffled engine sump
Mid-mounted, transverse, rear wheel drive
Lotus Electronic Throttle Control system
6 speed manual gearbox with sports ratios
Constant mesh helical gears and open differential
BOSCH Electronic differential Lock (EDL)
TRD high flow air filter and Lotus Sports Exhaust*

CHASSIS AND BODY
Lightweight, extruded aluminium bonded chassis structure
Fully independent double wishbone suspension with
front and rear anti-roll bar
T45 steel roll hoop and A-Frame
2-way adjustable Nitron dampers, front and rear
Two-piece high performance grooved brake discs
Lotus / BOSCH tuned ABS system
4-mode drive, sport, race and off system including
launch control

EXTERIOR
4 bespoke paint options – Metallic White, Metallic grey, Metallic Black and Metallic Silver
Motorsport Red highlights on splitter, front access panel, side air intakes and diffuser
Aerodynamically optimised front splitter, rear diffuser and wing
Lightweight front access panel, louvered panel and rear tailgate
LED front day time running lights with integrated direction indicators
Motorsport Red cast alloy wheels (17” front and 18” rear)
Front Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres 205/45 R17
Rear Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres 265/35 R18
Front and rear towing eyes*

INTERIOR
Exige 360 Cup embroidery
Bespoke Exige 360 Cup interior
GRP Sports seats
Black SuedeTex® seats with red stitching
Polished aluminium gear knob
Numbered Exige 360 Cup build plate (1 of 50)

OPTIONAL EXTRAS
Air conditioning
CD/Radio and USB Connection and NVH Pack
Ohlins TTX 2-way adjustable dampers
Fire extinguisher and electrical cut off switch
Lotus carbon seats
Red Alcantara Exige 360 Cup specific interior
Adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars
4-point harnesses*
Quick release steering wheel*