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My2008 Lotus Sport Exige Cup 260 Unveiled

Exige Cup 255 gets another hp bump for MY 2008
http://www.midlandslotus.co.uk/forum...howtopic=23295

2007 Exige S. delivered on 1/2/07. Chrome Orange,touring,track,LSD,TC, Stage II and Starshield. Still considering performance/power upgrades however, I am extremely impressed by the performance/power of the S. IMHO, it definitely does not need to be upgraded. Not for the street, anyway.
There is no other car for any amount of money that I would rather own and drive.
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How do you 'unveal' something?

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Nice! I'll take one. So next year we see the Exige S with how much hp? 250?255?
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You put the baby calf back into the mothers womb?
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Nice! I'll take one. So next year we see the Exige S with how much hp? 250?255?
Well, if they follow the trend, the 09 Exige 'S' should be a street going Cup 255, and I will want one badly...
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You put the baby calf back into the mothers womb?
Kind of like TurDucken?

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Im already at 265 so no big deal..
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Lotus releases Exige Sport Cup 260 for our European brethren



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I'm continuously amazed at how good this car looks in white.

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Im already at 265 so no big deal..
Not really..... inflated drive train loss formula IMHO.

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Can someone post up the pdf?

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i like how they threw on the heavy stock exige wheels on the track car.

also the 0-60 and 0-100 times are the same for Exige S, Cup 240, Cup 255 and now Cup 260.

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i like how they threw on the heavy stock exige wheels on the track car.

also the 0-60 and 0-100 times are the same for Exige S, Cup 240, Cup 255 and now Cup 260.
because now they dont have to launch at 8k.. with every power increase they are getting closer and closer to the 4.1 number being the ACTUAL (non clutch drop) acceleration of the car.. now perhaps they can drop at 3k and get the 4.1 number.. where as before they were dropping at 8k
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I'm not impressed. Its just a Cup 255 with the 08 goodies...

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because now they dont have to launch at 8k.. with every power increase they are getting closer and closer to the 4.1 number being the ACTUAL (non clutch drop) acceleration of the car.. now perhaps they can drop at 3k and get the 4.1 number.. where as before they were dropping at 8k
The Exige S 0-60 time was done with a 4k clutch drop if I remember correctly. Only the Elise had the 8k drop to get the 4.7 sec 0-60 time.

What's different, more importantly, is that the 0-100 times drop with each successive model. This would be more important... especially for big tracks with long straights. (A Lotus weakness.)




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I wonder what they are going to charge for one? Not sure why one would buy a cup car over a 211 if they are similar in price.
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I guess they'll sell a few more cars and not have to do much. Its just another exige spin off.

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