Exige V6 Cup


As a follow-on to the previous Exige Cup racing models, the Exige V6 Cup removes many elements of road trim to reach an optimised lightweight performance sportscar, with on-track successes in mind. The 345bhp (350PS) supercharged V6 engine provides its balanced performance edge. Totally track-focused, its aerodynamics and hip-hugging cabin, underline its purpose. Yet, its on-road talents are not compromised. The purity of its driving capabilities is a Lotus remit that promotes the sensation of race driver intimacy with the car. The Exige V6 Cup is a performance car developed for racing drivers by equally passionate racers. Developed expertly by the renowned Lotus ride and handling team, at the Hethel test track, its dynamic capabilities are awe-inspiring, in the way that only a Lotus can be.
With its punchy 3.5-litre V6 engine, the Exige V6 Cup applies its supercharged immediacy to tremendous effect. Its throttle response is race-car instant. Its weight distribution encourages a thrilling handling envelope. Its inherent mechanical grip is perfect for the racetracks of the world, while being suitable for weekday on-road use. Its aural thrills are no less inspiring.
Underpinning every Exige V6 Cup is the most efficient, strongest and low weight, extruded and bonded chassis-tub. Based on more than 60 years of racing car developments, its torsional rigidity is uncompromised. It allows the adjustable suspension to work most productively, to provide unparalleled grip, especially on tight hairpins and in the cut and thrust of competition, along with a dynamic balance that is without peers.
Lotus incorporates all FIA-approved safety equipment within its Exige V6 Cup as elements of the overall design intentions, including race seats and runners. An in-built roll bar, with optional front cage, keeps the competitor safe. The Dynamic Performance Management (DPM) ensures that the driver can harness the high potential of the engine and its chassis through four programmed settings with antilock four-pot brakes to help avoid hazards.




0 - 60 MPH

0 - 60 MPH

< 3.8











  • Fuel-injected and supercharged 21819_Exige-S-Roadster-Engine-400x400px_400x400
  • 3.5-litre V6 engine develops 345bhp (350PS)
  • Delivers punchy 295lbs ft (400Nm) of torque
  • Mid-engine provides balance
  • Aero-optimised
  • Lotus-developed Dynamic Performance Management control
  • Locking differential
  • Bristling acceleration (0-60mph in 3.8s; 0-100km/h in 4.0s)
  • State of the art construction 52057_Exige-chassis-400x400px_1024x462
  • Extruded aluminium chassis-tub
  • Lightweight
  • Great torsional rigidity
  • Provides solid handling base
  • Forged alloy suspension wishbones
  • Chassis cross-members visible
  • 17-inch diameter front alloys 55420_Exige-V6-Cup-Wheel-400x400px_400x400
  • 18-inch diameter rear alloys
  • 5 Y-spoke cast alloy style
  • Gloss Black finish
  • Forged alloy options
  • Pirelli Corsa tyres
58715_Exige-V6-Cup-6-speed-transmission-400x400ps_400x400A 6-speed, close-ratio, manual gearbox, featuring constant mesh helical gears, is standard, allied to an open differential. Cast alloy wheels are clad in Pirelli Corsa tyres in sizes 205/45 R17 (front) and 265/35 R18 (rear).
  • Can be raced in UK Lotus Championship 88381_Exige-V6-Cup-Race-eligibility-400x400px_400x400
  • Can be raced in European series
  • Can also be raced in USA, Italy and Thailand


Max power 345 hp at 7000 rpm (350 PS) (258kW)
Max torque 295 lbft at 4500 rpm (400 Nm)
0-60 mph < 3.8 seconds
0-100 km/h < 4.0 seconds
Max speed 170 mph (274 km/h)
Power to weight ratio 293 hp/tonne (298 PS/1000kg)
FUEL CONSUMPTION (mpg* [l/100 km])
Urban 19.5 (14.5)
Extra Urban 37.2 (7.6)
Combined 28.0 (10.1)
CO2 emissions 235 g/km
All alloy, 3.5 litre DOHC V6 VVT-i engine, 24 valve, equipped with Harrop HTV 1320 Supercharger utilising Eaton TVSTMTechnology Standard
Baffled engine sump Standard
Mid mounted, transverse, rear wheel drive Standard
Multi-point sequential fuel injection and direct ignition system Standard
Lotus Electronic Throttle Control system Standard
Exhaust by-pass valve override switch Standard
6 speed manual gear box with sports ratios Standard
Constant mesh helical gears and open differential Standard
BOSCH Electronic Differential Lock [EDL] Standard
Length 4084 mm
Width excluding mirrors 1802 mm
Height 1129 mm
Wheelbase 2370 mm
Unladen vehicle mass - 66 kg* over standard Exige
Fuel tank capacity 40 litres
*Weight saving over standard road car and subject to final specification
Two-door, two-seater coupe bodystyle Standard
Lightweight, extruded aluminium bonded chassis structure Standard
Composite body panels Standard
Aerodynamically optimised front splitter, rear diffuser and wing Standard
T45 steel roll hoop and A-frame Standard
LED front daytime running lights with integrated direction indicators Standard
LED rear lamps with integrated direction indicators Standard
Fully independent double wishbone suspension with front and rear anti-roll bar Standard
2-way adjustable Nitron dampers, front and rear Standard
Optimised suspension to suit the Trofeo tyre characteristics Standard
Solidly mounted, mechanical rack and pinion Standard
Red AP Racing four-piston calipers with upgraded 2-piece ventilated and cross-drilled cast-iron discs Standard
Lotus/ BOSCH tuned ABS system Standard
Hydraulic Brake Assist [HBA] Standard
Electronic Brake Distribution [EBD] Standard
Cornering Brake Control [CBC] Standard
4-mode Lotus Dynamic Performance Management [Lotus DPM] system including launch control Standard
Gloss black, cast alloy wheels [17" front and 18" rear] Standard
Front Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres 205/45 R17 Standard
Rear Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres 265/35 R18 Standard
Lightweight aluminium footwell divider Standard
Lightweight aluminium passenger footrest Standard
Quick release steering wheel Standard
Black leather gear lever gaiter Standard
Polished aluminium gear knob Standard
Race seats with 4-point harnesses Standard
Face level air vents Standard
Fire extinguisher and electrical cut-out Standard
Metallic paint Option
Rear parking sensors Option
Air conditioning Option
Ohlins TTX 2-way adjustable dampers Option
FIA approved 'bolt-in' roll cage Option
FIA approved fixed mounting frame for drivers seat with HANS compatibility including 6-point competition harness Option
* This car is intended for use as a road-going passenger car and for use in non-competition track day events. Use in a competitive manner, including timed laps or runs will ivalidate the new wehicle warranty. Participation in track day events other than competitive events or timed laps or runs will not invalidate the New Vehicle Warranty, unless the vehicle is hired to participate in such events on a commercial basis. Lotus reserves the right to modify prices, specifications and options without prior notice. Please consult your local Lotus dealer for more information. MPG figures are obtained from laboratory testing and may not reflect real driving results. Published MPG figures and performance results are intended for comparisons between vehicles only. Verification of performance results should not be attempted on public roads. Lotus recommends that all local speed and safety laws must be obeyed and safety belts worn at all times. Errors and omissions excepted.