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  • Lotus Exige Sport 410 20th Anniversary celebrates two decades of the critically acclaimed and thrilling two-seater
  • Uprated models feature enhanced exterior and interior spec, with a higher level of standard specification
  • Unique ‘20th Anniversary’ black silhouette logo showcases the original car from the year 2000
  • Retro-inspired colours and design features also pay tribute to the original Exige Series 1
  • More details and images can be found at media.lotuscars.com

(Hethel, UK – 23 June 2020) – An exclusive new 20th Anniversary edition of one of the world’s most exhilarating and dynamic sports cars, the Exige Sport 410, has been unveiled by Lotus.

Finished in a choice of vibrant new retro-inspired colours, the thrilling two-seater boasts higher levels of standard equipment and an enhanced interior package. The Lotus Exige Sport 410 20th Anniversary is the perfect way to celebrate this sensational model’s impact on the sports car world.

All versions come with upgraded exterior features commemorating the Exige Series 1 from the year 2000. These are the body-coloured roof, side air intake pods and rear wing, plus the black ‘shark fin’ stone chip protector ahead of the rear wheel. The nostalgia is carried over to the interior, where there’s a choice of different coloured Alcantara trims, and each seat is decorated with panelled stitching which echoes that of the original car.

Also part of the new car’s customer appeal is the unique ‘20th Anniversary’ black silhouette logo featuring a striking profile image of the Series 1. It’s visible on the front wings above the side repeaters and on the rear bumper. Inside it’s embroidered on the seat backs and embossed on the car’s dashboard ‘build plaque’. A distinctive ‘20’ logo on the rear wing end-plates adds the finishing touch to this highly desirable design.

The Lotus Exige Sport 410 20th Anniversary is available in one of three bespoke exterior colours all taken from the Exige Series 1, namely Chrome Orange, Laser Blue and Calypso Red. In addition, customers can select Saffron Yellow – a colour reminiscent of the original Norfolk Mustard Yellow – Motorsport Black or Arctic Silver.

The car’s list of standard equipment includes Nitron three-way adjustable dampers. These have variable bump and re-bound settings that enable the driver to personalise the suspension to suit driving style and environment, for example, on the road or a race track. The front splitter, front access panel and rear tailgate are all made from carbon fibre.

A number of features which are optional extras on the Exige are fitted as standard on the 20th Anniversary car. These include DAB digital radio with Bluetooth, cruise control, ultra-lightweight forged alloy wheels and an Alcantara steering wheel. Remaining options include carbon fibre sill trim, lightweight lithium-ion battery and titanium lightweight exhaust.

The price of the Lotus Exige Sport 410 20th Anniversary is £79,900 (€83,613), which represents £5,412 worth of extras over the standard Sport 410. The first cars will be with customers in selected international markets later this year.

Ema Forster, Head of Product Marketing, Lotus, said “The Exige Sport 410 20th Anniversary builds on the Exige’s unrivaled levels of handling and performance. This special edition of one of our most acclaimed sports cars ever will continue the Lotus ethos of being born for the track and bred for the road.”

Designed, engineered and hand-built in Hethel, Norfolk, the Exige was created to be an ultra-lightweight performance coupe. Critically acclaimed from the moment it was launched and always ‘For The Drivers’, it is as raw and agile today as it was 20 years ago. The Exige delivers on Lotus’ core values of exceptional handling, outstanding grip and aerodynamic expertise. Constructed around a driver-focused interior, it dispenses a pure, immersive and exhilarating driving experience unlike anything else on the road.

Gavan Kershaw, Director of Vehicle Attributes, Lotus, added: “From the very first drives of the development car the Exige displayed new levels of ability. It set new standards for Lotus road and race cars, perfectly illustrating our core values of performance through light weight, aerodynamics and handling. It really is a race car for the road; I’ve competed and won races in every version of the Exige, from the Series 1 to the Series 3, and always walked away with a grin on my face.”

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      Lotus Exige Sport 410 20th Anniversary celebrates two decades of the critically acclaimed and thrilling two-seater Uprated models feature enhanced exterior and interior spec, with a higher level of standard specification Unique ‘20th Anniversary’ black silhouette logo showcases the original car from the year 2000 Retro-inspired colours and design features also pay tribute to the original Exige Series 1 More details and images can be found at media.lotuscars.com (Hethel, UK – 23 June 2020) – An exclusive new 20th Anniversary edition of one of the world’s most exhilarating and dynamic sports cars, the Exige Sport 410, has been unveiled by Lotus.
      Finished in a choice of vibrant new retro-inspired colours, the thrilling two-seater boasts higher levels of standard equipment and an enhanced interior package. The Lotus Exige Sport 410 20th Anniversary is the perfect way to celebrate this sensational model’s impact on the sports car world.
      All versions come with upgraded exterior features commemorating the Exige Series 1 from the year 2000. These are the body-coloured roof, side air intake pods and rear wing, plus the black ‘shark fin’ stone chip protector ahead of the rear wheel. The nostalgia is carried over to the interior, where there’s a choice of different coloured Alcantara trims, and each seat is decorated with panelled stitching which echoes that of the original car.
      Also part of the new car’s customer appeal is the unique ‘20th Anniversary’ black silhouette logo featuring a striking profile image of the Series 1. It’s visible on the front wings above the side repeaters and on the rear bumper. Inside it’s embroidered on the seat backs and embossed on the car’s dashboard ‘build plaque’. A distinctive ‘20’ logo on the rear wing end-plates adds the finishing touch to this highly desirable design.
      The Lotus Exige Sport 410 20th Anniversary is available in one of three bespoke exterior colours all taken from the Exige Series 1, namely Chrome Orange, Laser Blue and Calypso Red. In addition, customers can select Saffron Yellow – a colour reminiscent of the original Norfolk Mustard Yellow – Motorsport Black or Arctic Silver.
      The car’s list of standard equipment includes Nitron three-way adjustable dampers. These have variable bump and re-bound settings that enable the driver to personalise the suspension to suit driving style and environment, for example, on the road or a race track. The front splitter, front access panel and rear tailgate are all made from carbon fibre.
      A number of features which are optional extras on the Exige are fitted as standard on the 20th Anniversary car. These include DAB digital radio with Bluetooth, cruise control, ultra-lightweight forged alloy wheels and an Alcantara steering wheel. Remaining options include carbon fibre sill trim, lightweight lithium-ion battery and titanium lightweight exhaust.
      The price of the Lotus Exige Sport 410 20th Anniversary is £79,900 (€83,613), which represents £5,412 worth of extras over the standard Sport 410. The first cars will be with customers in selected international markets later this year.
      Ema Forster, Head of Product Marketing, Lotus, said “The Exige Sport 410 20th Anniversary builds on the Exige’s unrivaled levels of handling and performance. This special edition of one of our most acclaimed sports cars ever will continue the Lotus ethos of being born for the track and bred for the road.”
      Designed, engineered and hand-built in Hethel, Norfolk, the Exige was created to be an ultra-lightweight performance coupe. Critically acclaimed from the moment it was launched and always ‘For The Drivers’, it is as raw and agile today as it was 20 years ago. The Exige delivers on Lotus’ core values of exceptional handling, outstanding grip and aerodynamic expertise. Constructed around a driver-focused interior, it dispenses a pure, immersive and exhilarating driving experience unlike anything else on the road.
      Gavan Kershaw, Director of Vehicle Attributes, Lotus, added: “From the very first drives of the development car the Exige displayed new levels of ability. It set new standards for Lotus road and race cars, perfectly illustrating our core values of performance through light weight, aerodynamics and handling. It really is a race car for the road; I’ve competed and won races in every version of the Exige, from the Series 1 to the Series 3, and always walked away with a grin on my face.”















    • By Mark H
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      • Ultimate road car developed directly from the track focused Exige
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      • 0-60 mph in 3.3 secs, 410 hp, 420 Nm, dry weight from 1,054 kg
      • Outstanding performance from 389 hp per tonne
      • 150 kg of downforce
      • Available in Coupe and Roadster configurations
      With a stunning combination of raw speed and real-world ability, the Lotus Exige Sport 410 joins a
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      Starting with the revised Exige Sport 350, the comprehensive Exige range now includes the new
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      Developed directly from the track focused Exige Cup 430, the Exige Sport 410 is designed to be
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      This latest addition to the Exige range packs the advanced chassis, suspension and powertrain
      set-up from its more powerful stablemate, the track focused Exige Cup 430, with a recalibrated
      engine producing 410 hp (416 PS) at 7,000 rpm and 420 Nm (310 lbft) on tap from 3,000 rpm to
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      with a dry weight of just 1,054 kg (lightest possible dry) delivers a class-leading power to weight
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      Capable of 0-60 mph in just 3.3 seconds, it records fierce in-gear acceleration before reaching a
      top speed of 180 mph / 290 km/h (Coupe configuration) – equal to the range-topping Exige Cup
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      The Exige Sport 410 has been developed to generate 150 kg of downforce, sharing design cues
      from the Exige Cup 430, adopting a visually arresting revised lightweight front clam panel
      incorporating wider grilles and carbon fibre air curtains and front splitter.
      As with all Lotus cars, the Exige Sport 410 has outstanding handling and lightweight agility
      engineered into its very DNA. Conveying an extraordinary level of tactility and precision, it’s
      developed to perform at its very best with maximum enjoyment and driver feedback on the road.
      Jean-Marc Gales, CEO, Group Lotus plc said, “With every new Lotus we look to move the bar
      higher and apply technology and development ideas drawn from top-of-the-range models. Our
      agility as a company means that the lessons learnt today can quickly be incorporated into the cars
      of tomorrow and the Exige Sport 410 is a perfect example of this. We have taken the Exige Cup
      430, the ultimate track-centric Exige, and developed it into the perfect road orientated sports car,
      ensuring that we stay ahead of rivals when it comes to cars that deliver a truly engaging analogue
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      Completing the update to the entire Exige range, the new front clam design also transitions across
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      Both the Exige Sport 410 and Exige Sport 350 are available in Coupe and Roadster configurations,
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      The Exige Sport 410 – forged through development
      Reflecting its Sport nomenclature, the new Exige Sport 410 treads the fine balance of cars that
      retain their focus on road driving yet remain supremely responsive and agile. Whilst Lotus’ Cup
      variants are developed with circuit driving at heart, the Sport models are tuned to provide the
      perfect balance of performance, agility and power delivery for the road.
      Working from Lotus’ standpoint as the leader in lightweight design, every gram has been justified,
      from the standard lightweight carbon front splitter and access panel at the front to the carbon side
      pods, tailgate and wing at the rear.
      Distinctive in its appearance, thanks to wider aperture grilles in the new front clam panel, the Exige
      Sport 410’s revised aero configuration provides total downforce of 150 kg (60 kg at the front and 90
      kg at the rear); developed through extensive CFD modelling and wind tunnel testing in order to
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      The front splitter helps separate and speed airflow under the car, and the inclusion of air curtain
      elements into the front clam panel efficiently moves air through to the front wheel cavities to help
      reduce turbulence and drag created by the front wheels. In addition, the enlarged front clam panel
      openings, with wider radiator apertures, aid cooling. At the rear, the extended Aluminium diffuser,
      combined with the new high-mounted wing all contribute to the Exige Sport 410’s enhanced
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      The Exige Sport 410 uses the Exige Cup 430’s 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine with supercharger
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      (310 lbft) of torque from 3,000 rpm to 7,000 rpm. The latest addition to the range also employs the
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      Befitting an industry benchmark, the Exige Sport 410 takes the chassis, suspension and dampers
      from the Exige Cup 430, re-tuning the three-way adjustable Nitron dampers for a road bias and to
      suit the car’s revised aerodynamic set-up. These can be customised to the driver’s precise
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      The Exige Sport 410 is fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres (285/30 ZR18 rear and 215/45
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      discs. With a higher thermal capacity and improved bite, these discs have better debris clearance
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      Performance options for the Exige Sport 410 include a full exhaust system in titanium, removing 10
      kg from beyond the rear axle, and a number of high-gloss, visible weave carbon fibre components
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      options are also available including electrical cut-off and fire extinguisher controls, airbag deletion,
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      Centre of attention in the cabin is Lotus’ acclaimed open-gate manual gearshift design giving quick
      and precise changes. The fine detailing continues with an Alcantara® steering wheel and Lotus’
      own carbon fibre sports seats trimmed with either a combination of Alcantara® and leather or
      optional full leather, both featuring contrast stitching.
      The optional Interior Colour Pack (in a choice of four colours) provides contrasting surrounds to the
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      standard, the centre console and dashboard are trimmed in Alcantara® with the door cards, a
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      Lotus Exclusive
      The new Exige Sport 410 can be personalised through the popular Lotus Exclusive programme.
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    • By Mark H
      • New series production model for revised Exige range
      • Ultimate road car developed directly from the track focused Exige
      Cup 430
      • 0-60 mph in 3.3 secs, 410 hp, 420 Nm, dry weight from 1,054 kg
      • Outstanding performance from 389 hp per tonne
      • 150 kg of downforce
      • Available in Coupe and Roadster configurations
      With a stunning combination of raw speed and real-world ability, the Lotus Exige Sport 410 joins a
      line-up like no other to complete the Exige family of peerless sports cars.
      Starting with the revised Exige Sport 350, the comprehensive Exige range now includes the new
      Exige Sport 410 and culminates with the extreme Exige Cup 430: each at a distinct price point,
      performance level and degree of motorsport focus.
      Developed directly from the track focused Exige Cup 430, the Exige Sport 410 is designed to be
      the ultimate road drive, unrivalled in its class.
      This latest addition to the Exige range packs the advanced chassis, suspension and powertrain
      set-up from its more powerful stablemate, the track focused Exige Cup 430, with a recalibrated
      engine producing 410 hp (416 PS) at 7,000 rpm and 420 Nm (310 lbft) on tap from 3,000 rpm to
      7000 rpm. The high-performance 3.5-litre, supercharged and charge cooled V6 engine combined
      with a dry weight of just 1,054 kg (lightest possible dry) delivers a class-leading power to weight
      ratio of 389 hp / tonne, and makes the Exige Sport 410 the lightest V6 Exige ever.
      Capable of 0-60 mph in just 3.3 seconds, it records fierce in-gear acceleration before reaching a
      top speed of 180 mph / 290 km/h (Coupe configuration) – equal to the range-topping Exige Cup
      430.
      The Exige Sport 410 has been developed to generate 150 kg of downforce, sharing design cues
      from the Exige Cup 430, adopting a visually arresting revised lightweight front clam panel
      incorporating wider grilles and carbon fibre air curtains and front splitter.
      As with all Lotus cars, the Exige Sport 410 has outstanding handling and lightweight agility
      engineered into its very DNA. Conveying an extraordinary level of tactility and precision, it’s
      developed to perform at its very best with maximum enjoyment and driver feedback on the road.
      Jean-Marc Gales, CEO, Group Lotus plc said, “With every new Lotus we look to move the bar
      higher and apply technology and development ideas drawn from top-of-the-range models. Our
      agility as a company means that the lessons learnt today can quickly be incorporated into the cars
      of tomorrow and the Exige Sport 410 is a perfect example of this. We have taken the Exige Cup
      430, the ultimate track-centric Exige, and developed it into the perfect road orientated sports car,
      ensuring that we stay ahead of rivals when it comes to cars that deliver a truly engaging analogue
      driving experience.”
      Completing the update to the entire Exige range, the new front clam design also transitions across
      to the Exige Sport 350, giving a visual refresh to the entry-level model in the Exige line-up.
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      with the Roadster having a lightweight black removable soft-top which can be easily stowed within
      the car for open-top driving. The Roadster configuration is not available for the Exige Cup 430.
      The Exige Sport 410 – forged through development
      Reflecting its Sport nomenclature, the new Exige Sport 410 treads the fine balance of cars that
      retain their focus on road driving yet remain supremely responsive and agile. Whilst Lotus’ Cup
      variants are developed with circuit driving at heart, the Sport models are tuned to provide the
      perfect balance of performance, agility and power delivery for the road.
      Working from Lotus’ standpoint as the leader in lightweight design, every gram has been justified,
      from the standard lightweight carbon front splitter and access panel at the front to the carbon side
      pods, tailgate and wing at the rear.
      Distinctive in its appearance, thanks to wider aperture grilles in the new front clam panel, the Exige
      Sport 410’s revised aero configuration provides total downforce of 150 kg (60 kg at the front and 90
      kg at the rear); developed through extensive CFD modelling and wind tunnel testing in order to
      preserve the car’s handling balance and high-speed stability.
      The front splitter helps separate and speed airflow under the car, and the inclusion of air curtain
      elements into the front clam panel efficiently moves air through to the front wheel cavities to help
      reduce turbulence and drag created by the front wheels. In addition, the enlarged front clam panel
      openings, with wider radiator apertures, aid cooling. At the rear, the extended Aluminium diffuser,
      combined with the new high-mounted wing all contribute to the Exige Sport 410’s enhanced
      downforce.
      The Exige Sport 410 uses the Exige Cup 430’s 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine with supercharger
      and water-to-air charge cooler, calibrated to generate 410 hp (416 PS) at 7,000 rpm and 420 Nm
      (310 lbft) of torque from 3,000 rpm to 7,000 rpm. The latest addition to the range also employs the
      oil cooler configuration and larger clutch from the Exige Cup 430, perfectly matched to the closeratio,
      six-speed manual transmission with exposed-gear-change linkage.
      Befitting an industry benchmark, the Exige Sport 410 takes the chassis, suspension and dampers
      from the Exige Cup 430, re-tuning the three-way adjustable Nitron dampers for a road bias and to
      suit the car’s revised aerodynamic set-up. These can be customised to the driver’s precise
      requirements (rebound and low and high-speed compression) along with the Eibach adjustable
      front and rear anti-roll bars, fitted as standard, which complete the car’s class-leading chassis setup.
      The Exige Sport 410 is fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres (285/30 ZR18 rear and 215/45
      ZR17 front), 20 mm wider at the rear deliver improved traction and work in harmony with the car’s
      ultra-lightweight forged alloy wheels, which are available in either black or silver. Braking is
      courtesy of AP Racing, with forged, four-piston calipers and performance two-piece J-hook brake
      discs. With a higher thermal capacity and improved bite, these discs have better debris clearance
      and impart consistent pedal feel with greater stopping power.
      Performance options for the Exige Sport 410 include a full exhaust system in titanium, removing 10
      kg from beyond the rear axle, and a number of high-gloss, visible weave carbon fibre components
      including instrument binnacle, sill covers, barge boards and roof. A host of motorsport-centric
      options are also available including electrical cut-off and fire extinguisher controls, airbag deletion,
      a non-airbag steering wheel, 4-point harnesses and a dealer fit FIA compliant roll cage.
      Centre of attention in the cabin is Lotus’ acclaimed open-gate manual gearshift design giving quick
      and precise changes. The fine detailing continues with an Alcantara® steering wheel and Lotus’
      own carbon fibre sports seats trimmed with either a combination of Alcantara® and leather or
      optional full leather, both featuring contrast stitching.
      The optional Interior Colour Pack (in a choice of four colours) provides contrasting surrounds to the
      transmission console, HVAC surround, carbon seat eyelets and electric window bezels. As
      standard, the centre console and dashboard are trimmed in Alcantara® with the door cards, a
      combination of Alcantara® and leather. Air conditioning and an integrated entertainment system
      including iPod® connectivity and Bluetooth® functionality can also be specified.
      Lotus Exclusive
      The new Exige Sport 410 can be personalised through the popular Lotus Exclusive programme.
      Combining traditional British craftsmanship with modern design, the service inspires customers to
      spend time tailoring the character of their Lotus with a comprehensive array of options.


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