Shedding weight is no easy task, but Lotus has once again shocked the world with their latest Exige. The new 2016 Exige Sport 350 has lost 112 lbs, and measures in at only 2,480 lbs.
With a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 behind the seats, 60 mph arrives in 3.7 seconds. Horsepower is rated at 345 and torque at 295 lb-ft. A six-speed manual is standard, with a paddle shifted automatic as optional equipment. The shifter of the manual transmission is now exposed, offering an interesting view of the inner workings.
Using the Exige S as their baseline, the new car is 2.5 seconds faster around the Hethel test track. This was made possible through its light weight and its exterior styling that has been optimized to reach a top speed of 170mph.
It’s interior is offered with a classic Tartan trim pack. It offers red or yellow tartan trim for seats and door panels. Exige Sport 350 arrives wearing Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires, but once they are toast we recommend a new set of R-compound slicks to dominate your local track.
We don’t know how many they plan to import, but stay tuned to Autofluence as they become available.
(Source: Group Lotus PLC)