After a summer of fun with the Lotus, I decided to organise an autumn event for local Lotus owners. An early Sunday morning with some breakfast at the fabulous 57 Bridgestreet in USK.
Lotus Exige Sport 410 – Bond Exige Specification
The Exige Sport 410 specification is considerable and certainly adds significant value over the entry level Sport 350. In short, it has all the additional cooling, suspension and carbon of the 430 Cup, but with a road setup.
The complete car details at launch in August 2018 from the Lotus Cars website were as follows:
Engine & Transmission
3.5 litre V6, 24-valve, water cooled, all aluminium engine, with Edelbrock supercharger and charger cooler.
6-speed manual transmission, with gearbox cooler, coupled to Lotus’ precision shift aluminium mechanism.
Lightweight, single-mass, low inertia fly wheel and 240 mm diameter clutch.
Chassis & Body
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.
Lightweight lithium-ion battery
Lightweight front clam including drag-reducing air curtain and carbon fibre splitter.
Carbon fibre front access panel.
Lightweight carbon fibre tailgate with full width straight profiled rear wing.
Lightweight aluminium rear diffuser.
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).
Rear parking sensors.
ECE R116 approved immobiliser and remote activated alarm system.
Carbon fibre sports seats, trimmed in black Alcantara® a with contrast twin stitching
Lotus developed steering wheel trimmed in black Alcantara®
|Max. power||410 hp at 7000 rpm (416 PS) (305 kW)|
|Max. torque||310 lbft from 3,500 rpm (420 Nm)|
|0-60 mph||3.3 seconds|
|0-100 km/h||3.4 seconds|
|Max. speed||180 mph (290 km/h)|
|Power to weight ratio||389 hp/tonne (384 PS/1000kg)|
|Max. aerodynamic downforce||150 kg|
|Kerb weight||1108 kg|
|Dry weight||1054 kg|
When I came to specify my Exige Sport 410 just after launch in August 2018 with Newtown Motors Cwmbran I added the the following optional extras:
- Lotus Exclusive paint: Copper Fire from Bond Car featured in ‘For your eyes only’.
- Exterior Livery (Accent) pack: Mars gold; strips on carbon fibre, rear wing struts, wing mirrors, wheels, fuel filler.
- Full tan leather interior; seats, sills, doors, air vents, binnacle, gear level, hand brake
- Contrast stitching: red to match Copper Fire.
- Carbon fibre barge boards
- Carbon fibre rear diffuser surround
- Interior Colour Pack including HVAC console, gearshift top trim, bucket seat eyelets, window lift switch bezels
- Full carpets
- Air conditioning
- Stereo plus two front mounted speakers
- Sound insulation
- Cruise Control
- Colour coding: Roof and air intakes
- Brake callipers: Black
- Soft top conversion: purchased with Newtown Motors.