Lotus Exige Sport 350 – Light Is Right

The Lotus Exige Sport 350 is a concrete manifestation of a “diet” car.

Peeps, from now on a diet programme needs to be applied not only to humans but also to a car. The Lotus Exige Sport 350 is a concrete manifestation of a “diet” car thanks to its special components, from the battery to the exhaust. Even the centre gear shift efficiently contributes to its weight saving.

The Lotus engineers have revealed that they explored 120 areas that allowed them to save the weight. As a result, 51 kg has been trimmed from the new Exige Sport 350 overall. And, if you go for the optional forged wheels, which are inspired by the McLaren P1, it will make this supercar 30 kilos lighter. The brand new Lotus Exige beats the Porsche 911 GT3 in power to weight ratio aspects. Take that, Porsche!

The question is, is it fast enough? Yes, thanks to the weight saving that makes this car not only fast, but also superior on the corners. Using a supercharged 3.5-litre V-6 packing 345 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque, the Exige 350 Sport sprints to 100 kmph in a claimed 3.7 seconds and tops out at 273 kmph.

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Don’t ask about the handling, it’s almost undefeatable. Because of its light weight, you can sharply manoeuvre on corners without having to worry that this $81,000 car will hit a tree. The Lotus Exige Sport 350 is all about speed and innovation. Plus, Lotus’ weight saving ensures great performance from this supercar while driving either on the road or on the track.

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