2017 Exige Sport 380 Exhaust Sound, Launch, and Track Run – Video
It’s the fastest, most powerful Exige road car yet, with its output of 375 horsepower enabling it to hit 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and top out at 178 mph.
The car’s mid-mounted engine remains the familiar Toyota-sourced 3.5-liter V-6, which Lotus uprates via a supercharger. For the Exige Sport 380, the engineers revised the supercharger pulley, added an uprated fuel pump and recalibrated the ECU. Drive is to the rear wheels, via a standard 6-speed manual or available 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters.
There have also been some weight-saving mods, which is typical for the Lotus brand. In the case of the Exige Sport 380, some body parts were replaced with lighter carbon fiber pieces and the rear window, which is normally glass, is polycarbonate here. Other savings come from carbon fiber seats, a lithium-ion battery, and forged wheels. The result is a curb weight of just 2,425 pounds.