Beauty of a beast: Lotus Exige 350 Special Edition

Beauty of a beast: Lotus Exige 350 Special Edition

• Final anniversary edition celebrating 50 years at Hethel
• Based on the exceptional Exige Sport 350
• Distinctive lightweight options as standard, saving 26 kg
• Weighs 1,099 kg and delivers 314 hp/tonne benchmark performance

Saving the hardest until last, the new Lotus Exige 350 Special Edition is a fitting completion to thetrilogy of Lotus 50th celebration editions.

Based on the most extreme Exige to date, the Sport 350, the new special edition adds a number of lightweight, performance-enhancing features, as well as unique paint and interior options as standard.
Long regarded as the enthusiast’s favourite, the new Lotus Exige 350 Special Edition takes the model’s benchmark handling and raw performance and adds a sense of occasion. Packing a supercharged 345 hp, V6 3.5 litre engine, and weighing 26 kg less than the Exige Sport 350, the new Lotus Exige 350 Special Edition accelerates to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds (0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds) before reaching a top speed of 170 mph (274 km/h). It’s also capable of the lapping the famous Hethel track in 1 minute 29.8 seconds.

Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus plc, commented, “The Lotus Exige is the quickest point-topoint sports car on the road; nothing can match its levels of accessible performance and grip. It’s lightweight, responsive and exceedingly fast, with the purity expected of a Lotus. It is a real beast that needs taming but it won’t bite back. ”

Lotus Exige 350 Special Edition in more detail
The new Lotus Exige 350 Special Edition features a number of changes to the accomplished
Exige Sport 350. Lighter and faster than its predecessor, the Exige S, it packs performanceenhancing components and styling features as standard. Substantially cheaper than a similarly equipped standard model, it provides an outstanding ownership proposition for those to demand the purest driving experience.

Available in four of Lotus fans’ favourite colours, the new Lotus Exige 350 Special Edition comes in Essex Blue, Old English White, Dark Metallic Grey, or Motorsport Black, all finished with contrasting racing stripes. The car’s bright red brake calipers are offset with black forged alloy wheels and, as standard, the front splitter, rear wing, front access panel, roof panel, wing mirrors and rear transom are finished in matt black.

In addition to the special interior, Lotus Exige 350 Special Edition customers will enjoy cruise
control and floor mats as standard. An integrated in-car entertainment system can also be
specified, including iPod® connectivity and Bluetooth® functionality along with full carpets and enhanced sound insulation.