Lightweight Exige to top off Lotus celebrations
Lotus has created a number of special models over the last year to celebrate its 50th anniversary. And the final one of these could be the most fitting of the lot – because in true Lotus fashion, it weighs next to nothing.
The Exige 350 is 26kg lighter than the standard model, itself no gut-bucket. Trimming away the kilos are carbon seats, forged alloys, a lightweight battery and a front panel from the Exige Cup 360.
All this takes it down to a mere 1099kg, which we’re fairly sure wasn’t a fluke. Throw in a supercharged 3.5-litre V6 with 345bhp, and this makes for a power-to-weight ratio of... read more
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