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Lotus Exige Cup 380 (Mk III) specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1109 kg (2445 lbs)
Power / weight 343 ps (339 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2017
Origin country United Kingdom
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Powertrain

Engine type 3.5 litre DOHC V6 VVT-i, 24 valve, with Harrop supercharger
Displacement 3.5 l (214 ci)
Power 381 ps (375 bhp / 280 kw) @ 6700 rpm
Torque 410 Nm (302 lb-ft) @ 5000 rpm
Power / liter 109 ps (107 hp)
Transmission 6 speed manual gearbox with sports ratios, 6 speed automatic
Layout middle engine, rear wheel drive

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BR2+  2d ago

If they actually expanded there model range to more then just track toys, They would be doing a lot better

 

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BR2+  13h ago @jjoconnor

Either way the way there going, Simple toys for the track isn't gonna cut it, The Evora is the closest thing to a normal car they have, And even that's an Elise under, They have had the same 1 car for years, Just different variations. If they expanded there lineup, A coupe, Saloon, Maybe a hatch and a wagon or something, They could make a big name for themselves and actually have rivals and much more profits, and as a British company it must take heed, English manufactures are the most abundant in the planet, and also the most to go bust.


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jjoconnor  17h ago @BR2+

Unfortunately ex CEO Dany Bahar spent millions of dollars developing a whole fleet of cars (4 if I remember correctly). However, the problem being that Lotus didn't have any funds... However the Evora 400 being released in the US has enabled Lotus to make profit for the first time in years!


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jjoconnor  2d ago @saxy

Lack of funds = Lack of development
(Hopefully new Elise by 2020)


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BR2+  2d ago @saxy

They had a concept suv a few years back, But other then that it's just lightweight cars for the track, If they just made a normal coupe, Saloon and maybe a hatchback for your average working person they wouldn't be hurting as much. I'm fine with lightweight, But in this day n age, 3400lbs is light, If they keep going like this, I don't see them lasting too much longer


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saxy  2d ago

So true. And hence why Toyota is worth 15-20x as much as Ferrari :). And Ferrari is already the most lucky most well off sports car manufacturer.


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FastestLaps  4d ago

Funds-deprived Lotus still iterating on the aging Mk III platform.

 

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jjoconnor  2d ago

Very true. Its a shame that the lack of funds means slow development, but hopefully the new Elise in 2020 will be a step up!

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