Power and precision
410bhp and 420Nm meets an unladen weight of just 1110kg for an exhilarating 369bhp per ton. Capable of 0-100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds, in Coupe form it records fierce in-gear acceleration all the way to a top speed of 280 km/h. The advanced aerodynamics are carefully balanced, generating a total of 115kg at 280 km/h. The lightweight front clam panel incorporates wider grilles, a front splitter and carbon fibre air curtains to minimize drag, allowing the Sport 410 to match the top speed of the more powerful Exige Cup 430. As with every Exige however, corner speed is more important and even more impressive. Conveying an extraordinary level of tactility and precision, in both Coupe or Roadster forms, the Exige Sport 410 demonstrates that race car responses can be enjoyed far away from the race track.
Born for the track, bred for the road
Despite the greater consideration for road use, the Exige Sport 410 shares many of the uprated components with the Exige Cup 430. The oil cooler, larger clutch, AP Racing J-hook brake discs and 3-way adjustable Nitron dampers have been re-tuned for road use and optimized to suit the car’s unique aerodynamic set-up. Front and rear anti-roll bars are Eibach adjustable and the Nitron dampers allow for different high and low speed compression settings. The tenacious Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres work in harmony with the mid-mounted engine and ultra-lightweight forged alloy wheels to generate immense traction. Stopping power is equally impressive thanks to AP Racing brakes with forged, four-piston calipers and two-piece J-hook brake discs. With a higher thermal capacity and improved bite, these discs offer improved debris clearance and reduced vibration for more consistent pedal feel and greater, fade-free stopping power.
Centre of attention inside a driver-focused cabin stands the acclaimed aluminium open-gate manual gear shifter, giving quick, precise and tactile changes. The fine detailing continues with an Alcantara® steering wheel and Lotus’ own carbon fibre sports seats trimmed with either a combination of Alcantara® and leather or optional full leather, both featuring contrast stitching. The optional Interior Colour Pack (in a choice of four colours) provides contrasting surrounds to the transmission console, heating control surround, carbon seat eyelets and electric window bezels.
Weight saving options include a titanium exhaust, removing 10kg from beyond the rear axle, plus a number of high-gloss, visible weave carbon fibre parts including sill covers, barge boards, an instrument binnacle and roof. Air conditioning and an integrated entertainment system including iPod® connectivity and Bluetooth® functionality can also be specified. Every Exige Sport 410 will be a very rare and special car, but the ultimate option is to take advantage of the Lotus Exclusive programme to make your Exige Sport 410 totally unique.