The Exige 360 Cup’s cabin has a few updates, but nothing even close to the exterior. The main updates include “360 Cup” embroidered SuedeTex seats and dashboard, and a numbered build plate. There are, however, a few options that can help spruce things up a bit. These options include a red Alcantara interior, a fire extinguisher, air-conditioning, four-point harnesses and a removable steering wheel.
Under the louvered engine cover of the Exige 360 Cup is the same 3.5-liter supercharged V-6 that powers the standard V6 Cup, but Lotus pushed it to 360 PS (355 horsepower) – a 10 PS boost. Lotus milked these extra ponies from the -sourced V-6 by freeing up the flow in its intake and exhaust systems.
Like the V6 Cup this model is based upon, the 360 Cup has an aluminum chassis, double-wishbone suspension and two-way adjustable suspension for precision handling. It also has four dynamic modes: drive, sport, race, and off. It also features launch control for off-the-line acceleration.
The Exige 360 Cup rings in at £62,995 ($98,758 as of 2015) including VAT. Oddly enough, this is the exact same price as the V6 Cup. If you are looking to pick up this racing rig, you’d better act fast, as Lotus will offer just 50 examples.