Ex­ige a peer­less sports car

The Corkman - - SUMMER MOTORING 2018 -

WITH a stun­ning com­bi­na­tion of raw speed and real-world abil­ity, the Lo­tus Ex­ige Sport 410 joins a line-up like no other to com­plete the Ex­ige fam­ily of peer­less sports cars.

Start­ing with the re­vised Ex­ige Sport 350, the com­pre­hen­sive Ex­ige range now in­cludes the new Ex­ige Sport 410 and cul­mi­nates with the ex­treme Ex­ige Cup 430: each at a dis­tinct price point, per­for­mance level and de­gree of mo­tor­sport fo­cus.

De­vel­oped di­rectly from the track fo­cused Ex­ige Cup 430, the Ex­ige Sport 410 is de­signed to be the ul­ti­mate road drive, unrivalled in its class.

This lat­est ad­di­tion to the Ex­ige range packs the ad­vanced chas­sis, sus­pen­sion and pow­er­train set-up from its more pow­er­ful sta­ble­mate, the track fo­cused Ex­ige Cup 430, with a re­cal­i­brated engine pro­duc­ing 410 hp (416 PS) at 7,000 rpm and 420 Nm (310 lbft) on tap from 3,000 rpm to 7000 rpm. The high-per­for­mance 3.5-litre, su­per­charged and charge cooled V6 engine com­bined with a dry weight of just 1,054 kg (light­est pos­si­ble dry) de­liv­ers a class-lead­ing power to weight ra­tio of 389 hp / tonne, and makes the Ex­ige Sport 410 the light­est V6 Ex­ige ever.

Ca­pa­ble of 0- 60 mph in just 3.3 sec­onds, it records fierce in-gear ac­cel­er­a­tion be­fore reach­ing a top speed of 180 mph / 290 km/h (Coupe con­fig­u­ra­tion) – equal to the range-top­ping Ex­ige Cup 430.

The Ex­ige Sport 410 has been de­vel­oped to gen­er­ate 150 kg of down­force, shar­ing de­sign cues from the Ex­ige Cup 430, adopt­ing a vis­ually ar­rest­ing re­vised light­weight front clam panel in­cor­po­rat­ing wider grilles and car­bon fi­bre air cur­tains and front split­ter.

As with all Lo­tus cars, the Ex­ige Sport 410 has out­stand­ing han­dling and light­weight agility en­gi­neered into its very DNA. Con­vey­ing an ex­tra­or­di­nary level of tac­til­ity and pre­ci­sion, it’s de­vel­oped to per­form at its very best with max­i­mum en­joy­ment and driver feed­back on the road.

Com­plet­ing the up­date to the en­tire Ex­ige range, the new front clam de­sign also tran­si­tions across to the Ex­ige Sport 350, giv­ing a vis­ual re­fresh to the en­try-level model in the Ex­ige line-up.

Both the Ex­ige Sport 410 and Ex­ige Sport 350 are avail­able in Coupe and Road­ster con­fig­u­ra­tions, with the Road­ster hav­ing a light­weight black re­mov­able soft-top which can be eas­ily stowed within the car for open-top driv­ing. The Road­ster con­fig­u­ra­tion is not avail­able for the Ex­ige Cup 430.

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