The Lotus Exige is one of the most outstanding race-cars available. However, for people who are into mid-engine racers, then the 2012 Lotus Exige V6 Cup is the answer. The V6 Cup is a special edition of the Exige S which has been prohibited in America, since it did not meet airbag safety standards.
|Vehicle Type: Super Sport Coupe||Est. Market Price: $102,222|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 10.5 gals. (40L)||MPG: 6 city / 16 hwy|
|Length: 160.7 in. (408.4 cm)||Wheelbase: 93.3 in. (237 cm)|
|Height: 44.5 in. (112.9 cm)||Width: 70.9 in. (180.2 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 2381 lbs (1080 kg)||Ground Clearance: NA|
|Luggage Capacity: NA||Maximum Seating: 2|
|Engine: SuperCharged V6 VVT-i||Displacement: 3.5 Liter|
|Horsepower: 346 HP||Max RPM: 7000 rpm|
|Torque: 295 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm||Transmission: 6-Speed Manual|
|0-60 mph: 3.8 seconds||Top Speed: 170 mph (274 km/h)|
The V6 Cup comes with a 3.5L V6 engine that generates 346 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque at 4,500rpm. This power enables the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 171 mph.
Lotus made this vehicle â€œrace readyâ€ by adding features that include: multi-adjustable suspension system, and a Lotus-Dynamic-Performance-Management system. The latter enables the driver to operate between three driving modes: Sport, Race and Touring. Other performance related features are: racing roll cage, and option for 6-point or 4-point race harness.
The V6 Cup has revised aerodynamic features found in the rear and front. Another notable features are the Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo tires that wrap the car's wheels. The car also comes with an aero-optimized front-splitter, and a rear wing. Generally, the V6 Cup weighs 2381 pounds, which is 200 lbs lighter than the Exige S.
Inside, you will encounter a total racing experience. Many racing gadgets have been incorporated including, a removable steering column, an FIA-compliant fire extinguisher, HANS-compliant race seats and adjustable suspension.
You should expect to see the V6 Cup (2012) in competitions including: Lotus Cup Europe, Hungary Lotus Cup (Ladies), Lotus Cup UK, Japan Lotus Cup and Lotus Cup Eastern-Europe among others.
With its powerful engine, the V6 Cup is most likely to outdo other models during those competitions. Only twenty of these are being made.