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Lotus Exige Cup 240

Year 2006
Engine 1796 cc, 4 cyl supercharged
Transmission 6-speed manual
Max speed 155 mph
0-60 mph 4.5 seconds
Horsepower 243 hp @ 8000 rpm
weight -

The motorsport division of Lotus Cars Ltd, Lotus Sport, has developed two high performance versions of the 2006 Lotus Exige, the Lotus Exige Cup and the Lotus Exige Cup 240, both cars have been developed for track use without the need for modification. The Exige Cup cars feature an uprated clutch, sports exhaust, adjustable suspension, uprated brakes, limited slip differential, switchable traction control, a T45 steel roll-over hoop and Aframe
with harness mounts, fuel and ignition kill switches and a fully plumbed in fire extinguisher system. An FIA approved 6 point roll cage is a no cost option.

As the two model names suggest, there are two Lotus Exige Cup models available, with two different engine options. The Lotus Exige Cup uses a 189hp four cylinder 1.8 litre engine, and the higher performance Lotus Exige Cup 240 uses a supercharged and intercooled 1.8 litre four cylinder engine producing 243hp at 8000 rpm and a torque figure of 236 Nm at 7000 rpm.

Performance from both the Exige Cup models is impressive, with the Lotus Exige Cup reaching 62 mph in 5.2 seconds and a top speed of 147mph. The Lotus Exige Cup 240 reaches 62 mph in around 4.5 seconds and continues on to a top speed of 155 mph.

Both versions of the Lotus Exige Cup are built as official factory conversions of new Lotus Exige cars by Lotus Sport at their facilities in the Group Lotus Headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk, UK. Each Exige Cup features a Lotus Sport build plate.

Other than engine performance, the Lotus Exige Cup cars have identical specifications.

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