Lotus has unveiled the limited edition Exige 360 Cup.

Lotus has unveiled the limited edition Exige 360 Cup.

Based on the Exige V6 Cup, the 360 Cup features a Stealth matte roof, Motorsport Red accents and a Metallic Black, Metallic Grey, Metallic Silver or Metallic White exterior.  The model also has LED daytime running lights, a lightweight front access panel and a rear tailgate with a louvered cover.  There's also 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires.

Interior changes are limited but the model has black SuedeTex seats sport seats, red contrast stitching and a polished aluminum gear knob.  Other highlights include an individually-number plaque and "Exige 360 Cup" embroidery on the seats and dashboard.

If that's no impressive enough options include an Alcantara interior, a fire extinguisher and an electrical cut-off switch.  Customers can also order air conditioning, a removable stereing wheel and FIA-approved carbon fiber seats. 

Power is provided by a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 355 bhp (360 PS / 265 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque.  It is connected to a six-speed manual transmission which enables the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than 3.8 seconds before hitting a top speed of 170 mph (274 km/h).

Speaking of performance, the model also has an adjustable suspension, an electronic locking differential and dynamic setting with four different modes: drive, sport, race and off.  The car also has high-performance brakes and a launch control system.  Drivers looking to get the most out of the car can also order adjustable anti-roll bars and Öhlins race dampers.

According to Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales, “The V6 Cup was a favourite amongst many knowledgeable customers with its incredible track performance and distinctive design. I am excited about the introduction of the new 360 Cup which moves the game forward with striking new design features and performance upgrades that offer phenomenal ability on road and track.”

Production will be limited to 50 units and pricing starts at £62,995 (including a 20% tax).

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