Lotus Exige Sport 410

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. 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. Both the Exige Sport 410 and Exige Sport 350 are available in Coupe and Roadster configurations, 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.

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 close-ratio, 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 set-up. 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, heating control 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. 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.

TOP SPEED

290
km/h

0 – 100 KM/H

3.4
SECS

POWER

410
HP

WEIGHT

1074
KG

Features

  • 3.5 litre V6, 24-valve, water cooled, all aluminium engine, with Edelbrock supercharger and charger cooler
  • Delivers 310 lbft from 3,000 rpm to 7,800 rpm (420 Nm)
  • Mid-engine provides balance
  • 6-speed manual transmission, with gearbox cooler, coupled to Lotus’ precision shift aluminium mechanism
  • Lotus-developed Dynamic Performance Management control
  • Lightweight, single-mass, low inertia fly wheel
  • Baffled sump
  • Anodised, lightweight aluminium, extruded, epoxy bonded and riveted high-stiffness chassis
  • Servo assisted, race-derived, lightweight two-piece J-hook ventilated brake discs (front 332 mm x 32 mm, rear 332 mm x 26 mm) and AP Racing four piston calipers
  • Unequal length, lightweight steel double wishbone suspension (front)
  • Unequal length, lightweight forged aluminium, double wishbone suspension (rear)
  • Adjustable Eibach® tubular front and rear anti-roll bars
  • Lotus-tuned, Nitron three-way dampers, adjustable for rebound (24 click adjustment settings) and low speed compression (24 click adjustment settings) and high speed compression (16 click adjustment settings) and Nitron springs
  • Driver selectable ESP modes – Drive/Sport/Race/Off
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Lightweight lithium-ion battery
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  • Manual 6-speed
  • Cooled gearbox
  • Exposed gearshift
  • Close ratios
  • Precision shift mechanism
  • Lightweight, low-inertia flywheel
  • Lightweight front clam including wheel arch louvers, drag-reducing air curtain and carbon fibre splitter with rubber lower lip
  • Carbon fibre front access panel
  • Lightweight carbon fibre tailgate with full width straight profiled rear wing
  • Carbon fibre rear diffuser surround
  • Lightweight aluminium rear diffuser
  • Polycarbonate backlight
  • Hardtop
  • Brake calipers – red painted with black AP Racing logo
  • Lotus designed, ultra-lightweight, fully machined, forged aluminium wheels (17″ front and 18″ rear 10 spoke alloy wheels) in silver or black
  • Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres (front 215/45 ZR17, rear 285/30 ZR18)
  • Mud flaps
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Rear parking sensors
  • ECE R116 approved immobiliser and remote activated alarm system
  • 2 seat configuration
  • Carbon fibre sports seats, trimmed in black Alcantara® a with contrast twin stitching
  • Centre console and door panels trimmed in black Alcantara®, with contrast stitching
  • Interior Colour Pack including heating control console, gearshift top trim, bucket seat eyelets, window lift switch bezels
  • Lotus developed steering wheel trimmed in black Alcantara®
  • Carbon fibre door sill covers

Specifications

PERFORMANCE* Manual
Max power 410 hp at 7000 rpm (416 PS)
Max torque 310 lbft at 3,000 rpm to 7,000 rpm (420 Nm)
0-60 mph 3.3 seconds
0-100 km/h 3.4 seconds
Max speed 290 km/h (180 mph)
Aerodynamic downforce at max speed 150 kg (Front: 60 kg; Rear: 90 kg)
Kerb weight 1,108 kg
Dry weight 1,074 kg
Lowest possible dry weight 1,054 kg
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION AND CHASSIS
3.5 litre V6, 24-valve, water cooled, all aluminium engine, with Edelbrock supercharger and charger cooler Standard
6-speed manual transmission, with gearbox cooler, coupled to Lotus’ precision shift aluminium mechanism Standard
Lightweight, single-mass, low inertia fly wheel Standard
Baffled sump Standard
EXTERIOR SPECIFICATION
Lightweight front clam including wheel arch louvers, drag-reducing air curtain and splitter Standard
Carbon fibre front access panel Standard
Lightweight carbon fibre tailgate with full width straight profiled rear wing Standard
 Carbon fibre rear diffuser surround
Lightweight aluminium rear diffuser Standard
Polycarbonate backlight Standard
Hardtop Standard
Brake calipers – red painted with black AP Racing logo Standard
Lotus designed, ultra-lightweight, fully machined, forged aluminium wheels (17″ front and 18″ rear 10 spoke alloy wheels) in silver or black Standard
Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres (front 215/45 R17, rear 285/30 R18) Standard
Mud flaps Standard
LED daytime running lights Standard
Rear parking sensors Standard
ECE R116 approved immobiliser and remote activated alarm system Standard
INTERIOR SPECIFICATION
2 seat configuration Standard
Carbon fibre sports seats, trimmed in black Alcantara® and perforated leather with contrast twin stitching Standard
Centre console and door panels trimmed in a combination of black Alcantara® and perforated leather with contrast twin stitching Standard
Interior Colour Pack including HVAC console, Gearshift Top Trim, bucket seat eyelets, window lift switch bezels Standard
Lotus developed steering wheel trimmed in black Alcantara® Standard
Carbon fibre door sill covers Standard
OPTIONAL EXTRAS
INTERIOR & TRIM
Full carpets Option
Floor mats Option
EXTERIOR & BODY
Lotus designed, ultra-lightweight, fully machined, forged aluminium wheels in black (linked to wing uprights) NCO
Lotus designed, ultra-lightweight, fully machined, forged aluminium wheels in silver (linked to wing uprights) NCO
Lotus designed, ultra-lightweight, fully machined, forged aluminium wheels in red (linked to wing uprights) NCO
COMFORT & COMMUNICATION
Air conditioning Option
Stereo plus two front mounted speakers Option
Sound insulation Option
Cruise Control Option
LIGHTWEIGHT & PERFORMANCE
Standard Battery NCO
Carbon fibre hardtop (Coupe) Option
Carbon fibre hardtop (Roadster) Option
Carbon fibre binnacle top Option
Carbon fibre sill covers Option
Carbon fibre rear diffuser finish Option
Carbon fibre barge boards Option
Titanium exhaust Option
A-frame, for fitment of 4 point harness (available via Lotus Aftersales post registration), Alcantara® non-airbag steering wheel, airbag deletion Option
Fire extinguisher and battery isolator (incl. exterior kill switch) Option
PAINT & LIVERY
Signature Paint Option
Metallic Paint Option
LOTUS EXCLUSIVE 
Exclusive Paint: Alternative metallic colours Option
Exclusive Paint: Alternative pearlescent colours Option
Exclusive Paint: Custom colour choice Option
Exclusive Leather: Alternative colour Option
Exclusive Stitch: Alternative colour Option

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