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Lotus Exige Sport 410 original website page and model description
The original web page contained a lot of written content about the car, which focused on the stating the commonality with the Exige 430 Cup from which the specification is derived. The Exige Sport 410 was presented as an Exige 430 Cup for the road, featuring the numerous enhanced specification benefits.
Below are abbreviated paragraphs taken from the original website captured by the Way Back Machine.
Sport 410 Performance
Developed directly from the track focused Exige Cup 430, the Exige Sport 410 is designed to be the ultimate road drive. 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. The Exige Sport 410 has been developed to generate 150 kg of downforce.
Sport 410 Aerodynamics
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.
Sport 410 Handling
Handling The Exige Sport 410 uses the Exige Cup 430’s 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine with supercharger and water-to-air charge cooler. 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. 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. Braking is courtesy of AP Racing, with forged, four-piston callipers and performance two-piece J-hook brake discs. With a higher thermal capacity and improved bite.
Check out the current website content on the official Lotus Cars website for the Lotus Exige Sport 410 model.
External link to: Lotus Cars current Exige Sport 410 model page
Photo credit: Group Lotus Plc
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