Lotus Exige Race 380 will launch with diminish weight. It will uplift the car’s performance to a greater extent. Expert engineers of Hethel have decided to remove weight from both the race and road cars. There will be no fluids in this track-only model. Hence, the car’s weight will reduce to about 998 kg. The voluntary titanium exhaust system will drop the weight more by 10 kg. Lotus Exige Race 380 has the supercharged Toyota-derived 3.5-liter V6 engine. It emits 380 hp and torque of 410 Newton-meters. It features six-speed Xtrac sequential transmission.
The car also has an oil cooler and cassette type slip differential. Exige 380 takes 3.8 seconds just to cover 0 to 60 mph. However, it might not seem impressive to you. In that case, Lotus asserts that the car will run 1.5s or 23.5s faster than Exige Cup R. The new Lotus Exige Race 380 will generate downforce of 240kg at 170 mph. Vents in the back bumper and front is installed. It reduced the pressure on the wheels and made possible to attain such performance. Moreover, the back-mounted grille uplifts the circulation of air. A new splitter at the front will diminish the pressure under the car.
Lotus Exige Race 380 features forged ultra-light 17 inch front and back wheels of 18 inch. It has Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, four-piston forged calipers with AP racing brakes. The other features include a diffuser as well as big back wing to optimize back air flow. The car has several options to customize the screen. The cost of Lotus Exige Race 280 is £99,500.