Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Lotus Exige Scura

The amount of Elise and Exige variants and special editions is comprehensively baffling on an almost MX-5ish scale, but here's one worth noting down in your Observer's Book of Obscure Racing Mosquitoes: the Exige Scura.

It looks pretty evil with its matt black paint, gloss black stripes and extensive, purposeful use of carbon-fibre. The machismo is backed up by the supercharged engine from the Exige Cup racer, 257bhp and a 0-60 time a mere sliver over four seconds. The adjustable Ohlins dampers and semi-slick Yokohama tyres will help it to handle like a Lotus should, while you'll be needing less than ten seconds to hit the ton.

They're only building 35 of them, and the cost will be an eye-watering £45k. Worth every penny though.

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