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Listen to How Awesome the Lotus Exige Sport 350 Sounds


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The Lotus Exige Sport 350 might not be heading to the U.S., but that won’t stop us from admiring it from afar.

In a new video released by the British automaker titled 'Light is Right,' the Lotus Exige Sport 350 flexes its muscles for the camera, sounding brilliant as the 3.5-liter supercharged V6 engine tears through the rpm band. Sporting 345 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, the Lotus Exige Sport 350 is 112 pounds lighter than the previous model Exige S, tipping the scales at 2,480 lbs.

The result is a sports car that goes 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds while having a top speed of 170 mph.
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Why can't this be in the U.S!
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Why can't this be in the U.S!
I agree, Lotus - import the 350, and it will sell!
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I agree, Lotus - import the 350, and it will sell!
I also agree.
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You have to hand it to Lotus to be the only car company to make marketing material, videos, adds when it is raining or the track being wet. Cannot make it more British I guess.
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You have to hand it to Lotus to be the only car company to make marketing material, videos, adds when it is raining or the track being wet. Cannot make it more British I guess.
No budget to wait for better weather, LOL.
To show how good is its handling, LOL.

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2,480 lbs! How can it be so heavy, even after removing 112 lbs? That's 550 lbs more than my car, and I've added a lot of sound deadening, and have a heavy supercharger / intercooler etc.

Also, how is the EDL? I've got a VW with the Bosch Electronic Differential Lock and they don't work very well.

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The rear subframe is completely different to accommodate the larger and heavier powertrain. It is made of steel as well. Lotus should have used aluminum to offset the larger subframe.

The new car likely has more safety equipment that the S2 models.
When the 4C arrived in the US it gained about 300lbs in US-regulatory donuts. The Euro-spec 4c weighs about the same as an S2 Elise.

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The rear subframe is completely different to accommodate the larger and heavier powertrain. It is made of steel as well. Lotus should have used aluminum to offset the larger subframe.

The new car likely has more safety equipment that the S2 models.
When the 4C arrived in the US it gained about 300lbs in US-regulatory donuts. The Euro-spec 4c weighs about the same as an S2 Elise.

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My elise weighs 1860 not too far off from stock trim. with 1/3 tank of fuel.. This thing is a far cry from that, and last I checked the 4c was much heavier than that as well. Now throw on a supercharger sure if you don't find areas to trim weight, then your going up some. This leads me to believe most of that extra weight is the new most likely heavier engine, and SAFETY crap.

Still sounds bad ass and 170 mph top end is nice :P

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One of my dream cars yet unattainable in the US.
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