Exige V6 Cup R


Consider that the Exige V6 Cup is already an optimised lightweight sportscar, adding the R suffix takes the V6 Cup R to authentic competition standard. While lightness remains a perpetual Lotus pillar, the Cup R variant is another 60kgs lighter. Removing the passenger seat and much of the road trim makes it even more track-focused, while its aerodynamics package and driver‘s race seat underline its real purpose. The purity of its driving dynamics promotes the race driver intimacy with the car. The Exige V6 Cup R is a performance-enhanced sportscar developed for racing drivers by equally passionate racers. The renowned Lotus ride and handling team, at the Hethel test track, created capabilities that are jaw-dropping, in the way that only a truly-focused Lotus can be.
Its punchy, supercharged, 3.5-litre V6 engine, has been increased in power to 363bhp (366PS). Its throttle response is immediate. Its handling envelope is thrilling and totally engaging. Mechanical grip is ideal for the racetracks of the world, while an optional six-speed sequential gearbox, featuring dog clutches for ratio engagement, ensure consistently fast progress. Optional paddle shift is available.
Underpinning the purpose-built Exige V6 Cup R is the most efficient, strongest and low weight, extruded and bonded aluminium alloy chassis-tub. Based on more than 60 years of racing car developments, its torsional rigidity is phenomenal. It allows the two-way adjustable suspension to work most productively, to provide unparalleled track grip, especially on tight hairpins and in the heat of competition.
Lotus incorporates all FIA-approved safety equipment within its Exige V6 Cup R as elements of the overall design intentions, including fire extinguisher, race seat and runners. A full roll 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 brake callipers front and rear to aid braking performance.

















  • Fuel-injected and supercharged 87393_Exige-V6-Cup-R-Engine-400x400px_400x400
  • 3.5-litre V6 engine develops optimised 363bhp (366PS)
  • Delivers punchy 304.6lbs ft (413Nm) of torque
  • Mid-engine provides circuit balance
  • Aero-optimised
  • Lotus-developed Dynamic Performance Management control
  • Locking differential
  • Max torque 413 Nm at 5,000 rpm
  • State of the art construction 52057_Exige-chassis-400x400px_1024x462
  • Extruded aluminium chassis-tub
  • Lightweight
  • Great torsional rigidity
  • Provides solid handling base for racetracks
  • Forged alloy suspension wishbones
  • Chassis cross-members visible
  • 17-inch diameter front alloys 40936_Exige-V6-Cup-R-Wheels-400x400px_400x400
  • 18-inch diameter rear alloys
  • 5 Y-spoke cast alloy style
  • Gloss Black finish
  • Forged alloy options
  • Standard Pirelli or Trofeo tyres optional
12511_Exige-V6-Cup-R-Interior-with-paddle-shift-400x400px_400x400A 6-speed, close-ratio, manual gearbox, featuring constant mesh helical gears comes as standard, allied to an open differential. A sequential alternative, with optional paddle shift, are available as options (shown left). Cast alloy wheels are clad in Pirelli Corsa, or optional Trofeo tyres in sizes 205/45 R17 (front) and 265/35 R18 (rear).
  • Head-turning presence 57817_Exige-V6-Cup-R-Styling-detail-400x400px_400x400
  • Compact packaging
  • Styled for zero-lift
  • Maximum down force
  • Advanced aerodynamics package
  • Taut and poised
  • Motorsport intended
  • Can be raced in UK Lotus Championship 24635_Exige-V6-Cup-R-Race-eligibility-400x400px_400x400
  • Can be raced in European series
  • Can also be raced in USA, Italy and Thailand


Max power366 PS at 7200 rpm
Max torque413 Nm at 5000 rpm
Max engine revs7,200 rpm
Engine PositionTransverse mid-mounted
Unladen Vehicle Mass
1040 kg**
Fuel Rating98 RON minimum
** Dependent on specification.
All alloy, 3.5 litre DOHC V6 VVT-i 2GR-FE Harrop HTV 1320 SuperchargerStandard
Baffled engine wet sumpStandard
Lotus EFI controller engine managementStandard
MIL diagnosticsStandard
Rear-mouted oil cooler [sequential gearbox cars ony]Standard
Mid mounted, transverse, rear wheel driveStandard
Competition stainless steel exhaust manifold and silencer with FIA homologated catalystStandard
Exhaust noise 98dB [A] at 3/4 max rpm [only available with sequential gearbox]Standard
Performance air filter and carbon induction tube [sequential gearbox option ony]Standard
Lightweight performance batteryStandard
Pump style fuel tank filler systemStandard
6 speed manual gear box with sports ratiosStandard
Constant mesh helical gears and open differentialStandard
Gear shift H patternStandard
Length4084 mm
Width excluding mirrors1802 mm
Height1129 mm
Wheelbase2370 mm
Unladen vehicle mass1040 kg**
Fuel tank capacity 40 litresStandard
Fuel tank capacity 70 litres FT3 fuel cellOption
** Dependent on specification.
Two-door, two-seater coupe bodystyleStandard
Standard Lotus colour rangeStandard
Extended front splitter, diffuser, rear race wing, lightweight engine cover and canardsStandard
Lightweight bonded aluminium bonded chassis structure. FIA approved roll cage, front and rear towing eyesStandard
Composite body panelsStandard
Fully independent double wishbone suspensionStandard
Eibach coaxial coli springsStandard
Ohlins TTX 2-way adjustable dampersStandard
Solidly mounted, mechanical rack and pinion with quick release steering wheelStandard
Four-piston calipers with upgraded 2-piece aluminium belled discs, race pads [front and rear]Standard
Lotus/ BOSCH tuned ABS systemStandard
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 controlStandard
Gloss black, cast alloy wheels [Front 17x7.5J, Rear 18x9.5J]Standard
Front Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres 205/45 R17Standard
Rear Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres 265/35 R18Standard
Lightweight aluminium footwell dividerStandard
Lightweight aluminium passenger footrestStandard
Quick release steering wheelStandard
FIA approved competition seat on fixed mounting frame - HANS compatible [drivers only, passenger seat optional]Standard
FIA approved 6-point harness - HANS compatible [drivers only] 4-point harness fitted with optional pasenger seatStandard
Fire extinguisher and electrical cut-outStandard
Xtrac sequential 6 speed, driving rear wheels, transverse layout dog engagement, reverse and neutral engagement protected semi-dry sump, force feed lubrication, internal gerator pump, external oil cooler reverse cut directly onto the primary shaft [standard as Exige V6 Cup]. Steering wheel operated paddle shift [only available with sequential gearbox option]. Twin plate sintered clutch.Option
Passenger seat with 4-point harnessOption
Fuel sampling kitOption
Anderson plugOption
Air conditioningOption
Grooved brake discsOption
* All race vehicles are for competition use only and NOT covered by standard manufacturer's warranty. Terms and conditions apply. No road-type approval documentation or certificate of conformity is supplied with the vehicle. Different service and maintenance procedures apply. Any type of timed, competitive vehicle use requires that a suitably qualified specialist apply expert levels of vehicle preparation and servicing. Customers are responsible for ensuring their vehicle is compliant with specific race regulations. Lotus reserves the right to modify prices, specifications and options without prior notice. Please consult your local Lotus dealer for more information. Lotus recommends that all speed and safety laws must be obeyed and safety belts worn at all times. Errors and omissions excepted.
Eligible to race in the following series:
Lotus Cup Europe
Lotus Cup UK
Lotus Cup USA
Lotus Cup Italy
Lotus Cup Thailand