The Exige S may still be yet to arrive at dealerships, but a lucky group of potential Exige V6 Cup customers, including forum member ‘jokke_vlo‘ were invited up to Hethel yesterday to test out the latest developments by Lotus Racing on the companies test track.
Built on one of the Exige V6 Cup cars displayed at this years Lotus Festival, the Exige V6 Cup R features a number of aerodynamic and mechanical changes to help transform the latest Exige from a road and track day weapon in to a full race ready machine.
On the outside the car has sprouted an extended front splitter and larger, adjustable, rear wing, while a slatted rear engine cover, removed inner rear lights and cut out where the number plate normally rests aid cooling.
Under the hood there is no mention of any changes to the Toyota sourced 2GR-FE engine, but a sequential, paddle shift gearbox is added to help improve lap times and durability in race conditions.
While not yet a finished product this is a fascinating insight in to what a great race car the new Exige could become. You can find out more about what ‘jokke_vlo‘ thought of the car and in our forum.