Lotus has unveiled the 2013 Exige V6 Cup R, ahead of its debut at Autosport International. It features a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 engine with 366 HP (269 kW).

Lotus has unveiled the 2013 Exige V6 Cup R, ahead of its debut at Autosport International.

Based on the Exige V6 Cup, the R variant is a track-focused model that features an aerodynamic body kit with a front splitter, canards and a rear diffuser. The car has also been equipped with a sports exhaust system, AP-Racing brakes and two-way adjustable dampers.

Unsurprisingly, the cabin has been stripped of non-essential equipment to keep the car's weight as low as possible. However the company has added a roll-cage, a fire extinguisher and a racing seat with a six-point harness.

Power is provided by a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 engine that develops 366 HP (269 kW) and 413 Nm (295 lb ft) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed manual transmission which enables the 1040 kg (2,293 lb) sports car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 274 km/h (170 mph).

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