Consider that the Exige V6 Cup is already an optimised lightweight sportscar, adding the R suffix takes the V6 Cup R to authentic competition standard.

While lightness remains a perpetual Lotus pillar, the Cup R variant is another 60kgs lighter.

Removing the passenger seat and much of the road trim makes it even more track-focused, while its aerodynamics package and driver‘s race seat underline its real purpose.

The purity of its driving dynamics promotes the race driver intimacy with the car.

The Exige V6 Cup R is a performance-enhanced sportscar developed for racing drivers by equally passionate racers.

The renowned Lotus ride and handling team, at the Hethel test track, created capabilities that are jaw-dropping, in the way that only a truly-focused Lotus can be.


Its punchy, supercharged, 3.5-litre V6 engine, has been increased in power to 363bhp (366PS). Its throttle response is immediate. Its handling envelope is thrilling and totally engaging.

Mechanical grip is ideal for the racetracks of the world, while an optional six-speed sequential gearbox, featuring dog clutches for ratio engagement, ensure consistently fast progress.

Optional paddle shift is available.


Underpinning the purpose-built Exige V6 Cup R is the most efficient, strongest and low weight, extruded and bonded aluminium alloy chassis-tub.

Based on more than 60 years of racing car developments, its torsional rigidity is phenomenal.

It allows the two-way adjustable suspension to work most productively, to provide unparalleled track grip, especially on tight hairpins and in the heat of competition.


Lotus incorporates all FIA-approved safety equipment within its Exige V6 Cup R as elements of the overall design intentions, including fire extinguisher, race seat and runners.

A full roll cage keeps the competitor safe.

The Dynamic Performance Management (DPM) ensures that the driver can harness the high potential of the engine and its chassis through four programmed settings, with antilock four-pot brake callipers front and rear to aid braking performance.

Max Power


Max Torque


Max Revs






  • Fuel-injected and supercharged
  • 3.5-litre V6 engine develops optimised 363bhp (366PS)
  • Delivers punchy 304.6lbs ft (413Nm) of torque
  • Mid-engine provides circuit balance
  • Aero-optimised
  • Lotus-developed Dynamic Performance Management control
  • Locking differential
  • Max torque 413 Nm at 5,000 rpm

  • State of the art construction
  • Extruded aluminium chassis-tub
  • Lightweight
  • Great torsional rigidity
  • Provides solid handling base for racetracks
  • Forged alloy suspension wishbones
  • Chassis cross-members visible

  • 17-inch diameter front alloys
  • 18-inch diameter rear alloys
  • 5 Y-spoke cast alloy style
  • Gloss Black finish
  • Forged alloy options
  • Standard Pirelli or Trofeo tyres optional

A 6-speed, close-ratio, manual gearbox, featuring constant mesh helical gears comes as standard, allied to an open differential. A sequential alternative, with optional paddle shift, are available as options (shown left). Cast alloy wheels are clad in Pirelli Corsa, or optional Trofeo tyres in sizes 205/45 R17 (front) and 265/35 R18 (rear).

  • Head-turning presence
  • Compact packaging
  • Styled for zero-lift
  • Maximum down force
  • Advanced aerodynamics package
  • Taut and poised
  • Motorsport intended



Max power 366 PS at 7200 rpm
Max torque 413 Nm at 5000 rpm
Max engine revs 7,200 rpm
Engine Position Transverse mid-mounted
Unladen Vehicle Mass
1040 kg**
Fuel Rating 98 RON minimum
** Dependent on specification.
All alloy, 3.5 litre DOHC V6 VVT-i 2GR-FE Harrop HTV 1320 Supercharger Standard
Baffled engine wet sump Standard
Lotus EFI controller engine management Standard
MIL diagnostics Standard
Rear-mouted oil cooler [sequential gearbox cars ony] Standard
Mid mounted, transverse, rear wheel drive Standard
Competition stainless steel exhaust manifold and silencer with FIA homologated catalyst Standard
Exhaust noise 98dB [A] at 3/4 max rpm [only available with sequential gearbox] Standard
Performance air filter and carbon induction tube [sequential gearbox option ony] Standard
Lightweight performance battery Standard
Pump style fuel tank filler system Standard
6 speed manual gear box with sports ratios Standard
Constant mesh helical gears and open differential Standard
Gear shift H pattern Standard
Length 4084 mm
Width excluding mirrors 1802 mm
Height 1129 mm
Wheelbase 2370 mm
Unladen vehicle mass 1040 kg**
Fuel tank capacity 40 litres Standard
Fuel tank capacity 70 litres FT3 fuel cell Option
** Dependent on specification.


Two-door, two-seater coupe bodystyle Standard
Standard Lotus colour range Standard
Extended front splitter, diffuser, rear race wing, lightweight engine cover and canards Standard
Lightweight bonded aluminium bonded chassis structure. FIA approved roll cage, front and rear towing eyes Standard
Composite body panels Standard
Fully independent double wishbone suspension Standard
Eibach coaxial coli springs Standard
Ohlins TTX 2-way adjustable dampers Standard


Solidly mounted, mechanical rack and pinion with quick release steering wheel Standard
Four-piston calipers with upgraded 2-piece aluminium belled discs, race pads [front and rear] Standard
Lotus/ BOSCH tuned ABS system Standard
Hydraulic Brake Assist [HBA] Standard
Electronic Brake Distribution [EBD] Standard
Cornering Brake Control [CBC] Standard
4-mode Lotus Dynamic Performance Management [Lotus DPM] system including launch control Standard
Gloss black, cast alloy  wheels [Front 17×7.5J, Rear 18×9.5J] Standard
Front Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres 205/45 R17 Standard
Rear Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres 265/35 R18 Standard


Lightweight aluminium footwell divider Standard
Lightweight aluminium passenger footrest Standard
Quick release steering wheel Standard
FIA approved competition seat on fixed mounting frame – HANS compatible [drivers only, passenger seat optional] Standard
FIA approved 6-point harness – HANS compatible [drivers only] 4-point harness fitted with optional pasenger seat Standard
Fire extinguisher and electrical cut-out Standard


Xtrac sequential 6 speed, driving rear wheels, transverse layout dog engagement, reverse and neutral engagement protected semi-dry sump, force feed lubrication, internal gerator pump, external oil cooler reverse cut directly onto the primary shaft [standard as Exige V6 Cup]. Steering wheel operated paddle shift [only available with sequential gearbox option]. Twin plate sintered clutch. Option
Passenger seat with 4-point harness Option
Fuel sampling kit Option
Anderson plug Option
Air conditioning Option
Grooved brake discs Option
* All race vehicles are for competition use only and NOT covered by standard manufacturer’s warranty. Terms and conditions apply. No road-type approval documentation or certificate of conformity is supplied with the vehicle. Different service and maintenance procedures apply. Any type of timed, competitive vehicle use requires that a suitably qualified specialist apply expert levels of vehicle preparation and servicing. Customers are responsible for ensuring their vehicle is compliant with specific race regulations. Lotus reserves the right to modify prices, specifications and options without prior notice. Please consult your local Lotus dealer for more information. Lotus recommends that all speed and safety laws must be obeyed and safety belts worn at all times. For USA and Canada; Elise, Exige and 3-Eleven models are for track use-only (not road-legal). Errors and omissions excepted.
Eligible to race in the following series:
Lotus Cup Europe
Lotus Cup UK
Lotus Cup USA
Lotus Cup Italy
Lotus Cup Thailand


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