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Lotus Cars unveils its latest special edition – the Exige Scura, so called due to its matt black and carbon fibre theme, at the Tokyo International Motorshow on 21st of October 2009.
The use of lightweight carbon fibre components, including sports seats, interior centre console, front splitter, oil cooler inlet vanes, side airscoops and rear spoiler has helped reduce the weight by 10kg compare to the Lotus Exige S.
Outside, carbon fibre is used on the front splitter, oil cooler inlet vanes, side airscoops and rear spoiler, whereas inside it can be seen in several places. The seats and centre console are crafted from carbon fibre and the handbrake and gear knob have a special anodized treatment which leaves the metal with an anthracite colour finish. All carbon fibre components have been finished in high-gloss clear lacquer allowing the weave to remain expose.
Luke Bennett, Director of Lotus Cars said, “The Exige Scura is a stunning vehicle which offers an adrenaline fuelled experience and is a real head-turner. Our Exige customers choose Lotus because we deliver thrilling performance and dynamic design and this special edition fits the bill on both counts.”
Roger Becker, Vehicle Engineering Director, highlighted the performance of the Exige Scura, “There are very few cars in the world that turn in the performance of the Exige Scura without the penalty of very high fuel consumption and emissions. As with all Lotus sportscars we offer the best of both worlds – a zero to 100 km/h time of just over 4 seconds and a CO2 figure of 199 g/km; all this is down to light weight and a strict adherence to Lotus’ core brand values.”
By making weight savings, Lotus believe the Exige Scura will appeal to those who like extra performance in their sports vehicles. Equipped with the most powerful engine in the Exige range and generating 260PS, the Exige Scura achieves a top speed of around 245 km/h and reaches 0-100 kmh in just 4.1 seconds, which compliments this thinking.
The ‘Exige Scura’ has been limited to a production run of just 35 cars and will be available in late October. Prices are estimated at around £45,000.
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