Exige 360 Cup

How many compact sportscars can blast from 0-60mph in just 6.0 seconds (0-100kph in 6.5secs)? The super-light Elise 1.6 can at just 1,931lbs (876kgs). It is the timelessly stylish, lightweight composite body, attached to an equally light aluminium alloy chassis-tub that forms the basis for several other Lotus models. That’s what does it. Yet, it is strong, which allows its suspension to work impressively, resisting body roll but remaining taut enough for the ultimate sportscar thrills, while retaining damping compliance that affords the Elise an astonishingly good ride quality. It is Lotus years of experience and irrepressible talent that allow a car like Elise to be created.

Small capacity is not a hindrance to the entry-level Elise. Its multi-valve 1.6-litre engine delivers a sparkling 134bhp (136PS). Select the first of its six close-ratio gears and the forwards delivery is electric. Its 153bhp/tonne (155PS/1000kgs) enables a V-max of 127mph (204kph), yet its Combined fuel economy is given as 45mpg (6.3l/100km) and CO2 emissions are just 149g/km. This is affordable sportscar ownership by any judgement.

Underpinning every Elise is the most efficient, strongest and low weight extruded and bonded chassis-tub. Based on more than 60 years of racing car developments, its torsional rigidity is outstanding. It allows the suspension to work most effectively, to provide unparalleled grip, a comfortable ride and a dynamic balance that is exceptional. An electronic differential lock (EDL) helps to tame any over-exuberance (for which you can be forgiven).

However inelegant some safety features can be, Lotus incorporates them within its cars as elements of the design package. The lightweight chassis is protected by safety zones. LED supplementary lighting makes your Elise easier to see. Its advanced braking system works with the driver to avoid unfortunate incidents. Twin airbags are part of the safety equipment.


0 - 100 KM/H





  • Fuel-injected
  • 1.6-litre engine develops 134hp (136PS)
  • Delivers meaty 118lbs ft (160Nm) of torque
  • Mid-engine provides balance
  • Aero-optimised
  • Light and agile
  • Open differential
  • Brisk acceleration
  • Focused minimalism
  • Trimmed in cloth
  • Lightweight seats
  • Hip-hugging driving position
  • Small diameter, leather steering wheel rim
  • 4-speaker stereo system
  • Pushbutton start
  • Electric windows
  • Central door-locking
  • Face-level air vents
  • 16-inch diameter front alloys
  • 17-inch diameter rear alloys
  • 12-spoke cast alloy style
  • Silver or black colour options
  • Optional 6 spoke, Y-type cast alloy wheels
  • Optional Forged alloy wheels
  • Head-turning presence
  • Compact packaging
  • Styled for zero-lift
  • Maximum down force
  • Taut and poised
  • Targeted efficiency
  • Manual 6-speed
  • Close ratios
  • Light shift weight
  • Slick changes
  • Balanced clutch weight
  • Lotus throttle management
  • Fast rev-drop between shifts
  • 0-60mph in 6.0 seconds (0-100km/h in 6.5 seconds)


  Exige 360 Cup
PERFORMANCE Manual (Road, not Modified for Track)
Max power 345 hp at 7000 rpm (350 PS)
Max torque 295 lbft at 4500 rpm (400 Nm)
0-60 mph 3.7 seconds
0-100 km/h 4.0 seconds
Max speed 170 mph (274 km/h)
Power to weight ratio 307 hp/tonne (311 PS/1000kg)
FUEL CONSUMPTION (mpg [l/100 km])
Urban 19.5 (14.5)
Extra Urban 37.2 (7.6)
Combined 28.0 (10.1)
CO2 emissions 235 g/km
  Exige 360 Cup
Lightweight, extruded aluminium bonded chassis structure Standard
T45 steel roll hoop and A-Frame (M.S.A. Approved) Standard
Two-piece high performance grooved brake discs Standard
Lotus / BOSCH tuned ABS system Standard
4 bespoke paint options – Metallic White, Metallic Grey, Metallic Black and Metallic Silver Standard
Fully independent double wishbone suspension with front and rear anti-roll bar Standard
2-way adjustable Nitron dampers, front and rear Standard
Bilstein high performance gas dampers, front and rear Standard
Eibach coaxial coil springs, front and rear Standard
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Exige 360 Cup embroidery Standard
Bespoke Exige 360 Cup interior Standard
GRP Sports seats Standard
Black Atom & SuedeTex seats with red stitching Standard
Polished aluminium gear knob Standard
Numbered Exige 360 Cup build plate (1 of 50) Standard
Black carpet Standard
Black cloth seats with Lotus roundel Standard
Immobiliser and remote activated alarm Standard
Central door locking Standard
4 Point Harness* supplied in addition to Standard Seatbelts
(*Dealer Fit, only after registration, track use only and where market legislation allows.)  
F.O.C. Dealer Fit Kit
  Exige 360 Cup
All alloy, 3.5 litre DOHC V6 VVT-i engine, 24 valve, equipped with Harrop HTV 1320 Supercharger utilising Eaton TVS Technology Standard
Baffled engine sump Standard
Mid-mounted, transverse, rear wheel drive Standard
Lotus Electronic Throttle Control system Standard
High Flow Air Filter* & Lotus Sports Exhaust* are supplied F.O.C. with vehicle, as Dealer Fit option for Track-use Only
(*Dealer Fit, only after registration, track use only and where market legislation allows.) 
F.O.C. Dealer Fit Kit
6 speed manual gearbox with sports ratios Standard
Constant mesh helical gears and open differential Standard
BOSCH Electronic Differential Lock [EDL] Standard
Length 4084 mm
Width excluding mirrors 1802 mm
Height 1129 mm
Wheelbase 2370 mm
Unladen vehicle mass [Manual] 1125 kg
Fuel tank capacity 40 litres
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Solidly mounted, mechanical rack and pinion Standard
Red AP Racing four-piston calipers with upgraded Two-piece high performance ventilated and cross-drilled grooved brake discs Standard
Lotus/ BOSCH tuned ABS system Standard
Hydraulic Brake Assist [HBA] Standard
Electronic Brake Distribution [EBD] Standard
Cornering Brake Control [CBC] Standard
Lotus Dynamic Performance Management [Lotus DPM] Standard
Motorsport Red cast alloy wheels (17" front and 18" rear) Standard
Front Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres 205/45 R17 Standard
Rear Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres 265/35 R18 Standard
  Exige 360 Cup
Air conditioning Option
Ohlins TTX 2-way adjustable dampers Option
Fire extinguisher and electrical cut off switch*
(*Dealer Fit, only after registration, track use only and where market legislation allows.) 
Lotus carbon seats Option
Red Alcantara Exige 360 Cup specific interior Option
Adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars Option
Quick release steering wheel*
(*Dealer Fit, only after registration, track use only and where market legislation allows.) 
Note: Lotus reserves the right to modify prices, specifications and options without prior notice. Please consult your local Lotus dealer for more information. MPG figures are obtained from laboratory testing and may not reflect real driving results. Published MPG figures and performance results are intended for comparisons between vehicles only. Verification of performance results should not be attempted on public roads. Lotus recommends that all local speed and safety laws must be obeyed and safety belts worn at all times. Errors and omissions excepted.