fast and furious
The Lotus Exige Sport 420 is the fastest Exige available, topping out at 180mph, with 0-60mph completed in 3.3 seconds. With its light weight of 1,110kg and 420bhp (giving a power to weight of 378bhp per tonne) and 427Nm from the supercharged and chargecooled V6 engine, coupled with a flat torque curve and maximum power available to maximum revs, the Exige is regarded as the most complete driving car of its class.
Like the Elise, new content includes some unique paint choices, new decals on the exterior, and two new wheel finishes. On the interior, a TFT instrument cluster is fitted along with a final edition build plaque, new steering wheel design and new seat trim/ stitch patterns.
The list of standard equipment is impressive. Front and rear Eibach anti-roll bars are adjustable and the three-way adjustable Nitron dampers allow for different high and low speed compression settings. The car rides on 10-spoke Anthracite lightweight forged alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres. Stopping power comes from 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 performance. Centre of attention inside a driver-focused cabin stands the acclaimed aluminium open-gate manual gear shifter, giving quick, precise and tactile changes.