2017 Lotus Exige Race 380 . Track-Only Lotus Exige Race 380 Officially Revealed. Lotus starts 2017 by launching Lotus Exige Race 380, a special edition version of the super hardcore Exige Sport 380 that was just unveiled last November. However, unlike the car it is based on, Exige Race 380 is a track-only car that is specially built for competition.
2017 Lotus Exige Race 380 Specifications
The most noteworthy parts of this 2017 Lotus Exige Race 380 track-focused car are certainly the reduced weight and a series of excellent aerodynamic components. The aero components of this car consist of ventilated bodywork, larger motorsport rear wing, lightweight carbon fiber motorsport specific louvered tailgate panel and carbon fiber side air intake pods. In addition, the car also gets the new rear mounted grille, rear diffuser front splitter as well as matte black covers in place of the old headlights.
According to the British-based sports car and race car manufacturer, due to the thorough aero package all over the body, 2017 Lotus Exige Race 380 develops 240 kg of downforce at 274 km/h. And, the weight is also reduced from 1,110 kg to 998 kg. Furthermore, a steering wheel with carbon fiber mounted shift paddles, and sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires will also complete this excellent race car.
Even though 2017 Lotus Exige Race 380 is a track focused car, and it is not street legal, it will stay retain some of the best features of Sport 380. Consequently, we will say help again to the hand-made carbon fiber front inspection cover, diffuser surround as well as the hard top.
The special edition model will still use the same engine with its base model that is the supercharged 3.5 L V6 unit. In terms of power output, there is also no change. And, the engine still churns out the same 280 kW (375 HP) at 6,700 RPM and 410 Nm of torque at 5,000 RPM.
Even though the engine and power figure remain the same with the road car, the track-focused Exige Race 380 takes pride in its remarkable speed due to the reduced curb weight. After shedding 112 kg, the 0-60 mph time of the track car is also reduced to 3.2 seconds. That is 0.5 seconds faster than the road car.
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Furthermore, after circling Lotus’ Hethel test circuit in only 1:23.5. Which is 1.5 seconds faster than Exige V6 Cup R. Exige Race 380 officially becomes the fastest Exige model to lap the track. Still not fast enough for your liking, a full titanium exhaust that is claimed to cut even more weight by 10 kg is also available to be optioned.
As a competition focused car, Lotus Exige Race is packed with various components. That will ensure not only unrivaled speed but also give enjoyable and dynamic driving experience. Therefore, this race car comes equipped with 6-speed sequential Xtrac transmission, oil cooler, limited slip differential, and driver adjustable traction control system. Also, adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars, as well as revised two-ways adjustable Ohlin Dampers, are also available.
2017 Lotus Exige Race 380 Price and Release Date
2017 Lotus Exige Race 380 carries a price tag of £119,400 . This special edition track car is already available to order in the UK and first deliveries will start in March 2017.
|2017 Lotus Exige Race 380 Engine||3.5-litre supercharged V6|
|Torque||410 Nm of torque|
|0-60 mph||3.2 seconds|
|Release date||May 2017|
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