Just in time for the weekend, has pulled back the cover on a new . The 2019 Exige Sport 410 takes inspiration from the Exige Cup 430 to build the ultimate daily driver. Founder Colin Chapman would be proud that his formula is still used: “First simplify, then add lightness”.
The engine, chassis, and suspension are shared with the Cup 430, but the Sport 410 is not a hardcore track car. A slight recalibration of the engine offers 410 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Sure these are adequate for any car until you notice it only weighs 2,323 lbs dry. The press release says it is the lightest V6-powered Exige ever, and our Exotic Car Buyer’s Guide references that it is among the lightest cars we have ever written about.
Lotus Group CEO Jean-Marc Gales said: “With every new Lotus we look to move the bar higher and apply technology and development ideas drawn from top-of-the-range models. Our agility as a company means that the lessons learned today can quickly be incorporated into the cars of tomorrow and the Exige Sport 410 is a perfect example of this. We have taken the Exige Cup 430, the ultimate track-centric Exige, and developed it into the perfect road orientated sports car, ensuring that we stay ahead of rivals when it comes to cars that deliver a truly engaging analogue driving experience.”
While they won’t go into detail as to where the weight was eliminated, a titanium exhaust saves 22 lbs. Air conditioning and entertainment systems are optional, but not an automatic transmission. The gorgeous exposed shifter of the close ratio 6-speed is all a true enthusiast needs. If you are curious about when the new Exige will arrive, click the link below and stay with us for all your Lotus updates.
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