Track-Only Lotus Exige Race 380 Revealed
Top speed 170 mph, 0-60 in 3.2 seconds
Looking for a new Lotus for the track? Look no further than the Exige Race 380, a slightly faster, track-only version of the Sport 380.
Seen here in bumblebee yellow and black, it sports a new front splitter, modified grille, and a bigger motorsport rear wing to help keep it planted on the track.
The British racer packs a 3.5-liter V-6 with 375 horsepower and 302 lb-ft of torque just like the Sport 380. It has a 6-speed sequential transmission, oil cooler, and cassette-type plate limited slip differential.
"The Lotus Exige Sport 380 is a real giant slayer on the road, and one of the quickest A to B supercars around. It gave us the ideal platform from which to develop the new Exige Race 380 - a peerless competition car designed to beat the best. By setting its weight below 1000kg, its power to weight is unsurpassed in its class," said Jean-Marc Gales, Lotus in a release.
"When lapping Hethel, it's a phenomenal 1.5 seconds faster than the previous Exige Cup R - a massive performance gain. It's an unparalleled race car that follows the philosophy of Colin Chapman and we can't wait for customers to experience its capabilities."
It also gets a full, integrated roll cage, FIA carbon seat, ultra-lightweight polycarbonate side windows, and a set of sticky, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires with alloy wheels.
Lotus announced that the Exige Race 380 will sell in the U.S. for approximately $145,000 excluding freight, options, and taxes. The track only machine is available for order now and the first production cars are expected to reach lucky buyers by May 2017.