We weren't expecting for a post-Bahar era to come out in the last few years, but it just happened. Another Lotus will get an update in 2017, we're talking about Lotus Exige Sport 380.
The new supercar is gonna be the fastest version of Hethel’s extreme track car ever made. The mid-mounted V6 now puts out 375bhp (a 30bhp bump), getting it from 0-62mph in just 3.5 seconds, on to a top speed of 178mph. To go with the newfound poke, Lotus has festooned the Exige in carbonfibre aero goodies, including a new front splitter, rear spoiler and rear diffuser. Other weight-saving options including forged wheels drop the Exige’s kerb weight to a pithy 1100kg. Downforce at the car’s top speed is 140kg, meanwhile.
Elsewhere, it’s still very much a hardcore slap in the face for today’s current tech-fest sports cars - it doesn’t even have power steering. There is an automatic gearbox option, but you’d be mad not to go for the six-speed manual - the exposed gear linkage is a thing of beauty. Want one? You’re looking at £67,900.