I The Lotus Exige Race 380 should go into production in May . This means that the Lotus Exige Race 380 could already be used by private teams in the 2017/2018 season.
Strongly optimized in terms of downforce
The 3.5-liter V6 supercharged engine has an unchanged output of 380 PS and 410 Nm. However, the gearshift, the chassis set-up and the electrical system are all adapted for racing. For the transmission, the British rely on a sequential 6-speed box from Xtrac with its own oil cooler. Shifting takes place using carbon paddles on the steering wheel. A limited slip differential optimizes traction. A titanium exhaust system saves 10 kg in weight. In the race trim, the dry 998 kg Lotus Exige Race 380 should spurt from zero to 100 km /h in just 3.5 seconds.
For a downforce of 240 kg at top speed, the aprons at the front and rear have been given new ones Air ducts, the front apron received a new splitter and a larger diffuser and a large, fixed spoiler are used at the rear.
Lotus Exige Race 380 costs around 115,000 euros
In the wheel arches 17-inch rims with 215/45 tires rotate at the front, 18-inch rims with 265/35 tires are installed at the rear. Lotus relies on adhesive Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and ultra-light forged rims. The four-piston calipers of the AP Racing brake system are also forged. The adjustable suspension dampers come from Öhlins, and the stabilizers at the front and rear are also adjustable.
The racing features also include FIA racing bucket seats with six-point belts, a freely programmable TFT display, a data Logger, a fire extinguishing system, polycarbonate side windows, a battery disconnect switch and towing eyes at the front and rear. A new engine cover made of carbon and the omission of airbags and headlights ensure further weight savings.
The Lotus Exige Race 380 is now available. The prices start at around 115,000 euros plus taxes.