IT’S the new series production model for the revised Lotus Exige range, and represents the ultimate road car, developed directly from the track focused and seriously limited edition Exige Cup 430. And it’s coming to Australia.
Lotus Cars Australia has confirmed the impending arrival of the new Exige Sport 410, which shares its upgraded power train, charge cooler and gearbox with the Exige Cup 430, of which there were just 10 examples available here.
Capable of 0-100km/h in 3.3 seconds and boasting 410hp and 420Nm of torque, the Exige Sport 410 weighs in at just 1,054kg, offers 150kg of down force and is set to be available in coupe and roadster versions.
Adopting a slightly altered specification to the original car released globally in May 2018, the new version of the Exige Sport 410 will be priced from $159,990 (inclusive of GST and LCT but excluding state based statutory on road costs).
Changes will include the replacement of the carbon fibre race seats Exige Sport 350 style seats (carbon seats will be available as an option), and the installation of a standard battery, instead of the Lithium Ion battery it was launched with.
Additionally, the front splitter, wing blades in the front clam and rear diffuser finisher will be switched from carbon fibre to glass fibre reinforced plastic (GFRP), and air conditioning will be standard.
These changes represent a relatively small alteration in specifications, and the $159,990 RRP represents exceptional buying, especially when you consider that the car also shares the same chassis, suspension and brakes as the Exige Cup 430.
The front access panel, rear tailgate and rear wing are retained in carbon fibre, and the standard interior trim is full Alcantara. Four optional interior colour ranges are also available to individualise your new Lotus Exige Sport 410.
Further information is available from Lotus Cars Australia, Simply Sports Cars, or your local Lotus dealership.
* overseas model shown. Australian model may differ in specifications.