2018 Lotus Exige Cup 430 gives a whole new meaning to EXTREME: We know that almost all Cup models of Lotus come with the “Extreme” word, but this new one gives to this word a whole new meaning, and pushes the boundaries of extremeness further than ever. The 2018 Lotus Exige Cup 430 is, as Lotus themselves put it, a fire-breathing savage.
With 430 horsepower and dry weight of 1,056 kg, Lotus Exige Cup 430 is definitely quite a serious machine. That is a power to weight ratio of 407 hp / tonne which is higher than any Cup model ever. The 3.5-litre supercharged and charge cooled V6 responsible for that also makes 440 Nm (325 lbft) of torque. But it deliver that torque from 4,000 rpm, which means you have to rev the nuts of the engine to get it going, which is, of course, a characteristic of the Exige.