British sports car maker Lotus has made yet another limited edition of the Exige, however, this new creation is apparently a collector’s piece like no other. It is, in fact, a tribute to one of the most successful Formula 1 cars of all time.
Based on the Exige Cup 430, unveiled at the end of last year, the two-seat Type 25 aims to relish a universally acclaimed sports car named in partnership with Classic Team Lotus. Referencing the Type 25, the single seat Lotus racing car that dominated the 1963 season, the new car features a specially commissioned heritage documentation.
Powered by Lotus’ 3.5-litre supercharged V6, producing 430bhp and 440Nm, the Exige Cup 430 Type 25 is not only the fastest in its class, sprinting from 0-100kmph in just 3.2 seconds, its aerodynamics generate up to 220kg of downforce.
Just 25 editions of this vehicle will be produced, each accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, signed by Jean-Marc Gales, and wearing a matching plaque detailing its number in the limited production run.