Lotus announces £62,995 Exige 360 Cup

Lotus has announced it will launch a 360hp version of its V6 Cup – but numbers will be strictly limited to just 50 units.

Using the same 3.5-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine as the regular Exige V6 Cup, the 360 will come with a freer flowing induction and sports exhaust system – resulting in an extra 10hp.

Performance figures are yet to be announced, but expect a minor improvement over the Cup’s 4.0 second 0-62mph time. Maximum speed is likely to remain at around 170mph.

Using the aero package from the Exige V6 Cup, the 360 comes as standard with an aerodynamicaly optimised front splitter, rear diffuser and wing. Combine these with a flat underside and these aids offer an impressive 42kg of downforce at 100mph.

Lotus announces £62,995 Exige 360 Cup

It’s not all about performance, though. The limited edition 360 comes in an option of four metallic colours (white, grey, black and silver) with a stealth matte-black roof, front access panel and louvered tailgate. Each has a numbered Lotus Motorsport build plate.

Options include a new red Alcantara interior, adjustable roll bars and Ohlins race dampers.

Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales said: “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.”

The Lotus Exige 360 Cup is on sale now at official dealers with prices starting at £62,995.

Lotus announces £62,995 Exige 360 Cup