Lotus Exige Scura: matzwart!

Lotus Scura
De Lotus Exige kreeg een matzwarte kleur en een gigantische spoiler en werd daarna Lotus Exige Scura gedoopt.

Op het autosalon van Tokio stelt Lotus de Lotus Exige Scura voor, een kleine racer op basis van de Lotus Exige, met nog wat extra’s aan, om nog sportiever voor de dag te komen. De matzwarte lak en de drie race-strepen die over de wagen heen lopen moeten de wagen sportief doen lijken, net zoals de front splitter, de luchtinlaten en de achterspoiler, die naast een visuele functie ook nog een sportieve functie hebben.

Om gewicht te besparen werden niet alleen alle bovenvermelde onderdelen uit carbon vervaardigd, ook de stoelen, de middenconsole, de handrem en zelfs de knop van de versnellingspook moesten eraan geloven. Het hart van de Exige levert 260 pk, waardoor deze vederlichte racer in 4,1 seconden naar 100 sprint.

Van de Exige Scura worden slechts 35 exemplaren gebouwd, maar de wagen is dan ook behoorlijk exclusief. Zo beschikt hij over launch control, variabele tractiecontrole en instelbare dempers. Bovendien heeft de Exige een redelijk kleine dorst, zo heeft hij genoeg aan 8,5 liter per 100 km. Per gereden kilometer stoot de Exige 199 gram CO2 uit. Kostpijs: €50.420 zonder belastingen.

Lotus Scura

Lotus Scura

Lotus Scura

Lotus Scura

Lotus Scura

Lotus Scura

The Lotus force has a dark side: Revealed – the exclusive ‘Exige Scura’

Lotus Cars unveils its latest special edition – the Exige Scura, so called due to its dramatic matt black and carbon fibre theme, at the Tokyo International Motorshow on 21st of October 2009.

Translated as ‘dark’ from Italian, the name ‘Scura’ reflects the stealth character of this already fierce looking Lotus and its stunning soft-feel matt black paint finish. Limited to just 35 cars globally, this Exige evokes a desire to ‘indulge your dark side’. This is a serious looking car and enhancements to performance and a reduction in weight from the production level Exige S means that the Exige Scura demands to be driven by a serious driver.

Contrasting high gloss ‘Phantom Black’ triple stripes run the length of the car and a carbon fibre front splitter, oil cooler inlet vanes, side airscoops and rear spoiler enhance the stunning distinction between the different textures and exaggerate the tactile quality of the velvety touch to the matt black paint finish.

Luke Bennett, Director of Lotus Cars said, “The Exige Scura is a stunning vehicle which offers an adrenaline fuelled experience and is a real head-turner! Our Exige customers choose Lotus because we deliver thrilling performance and dynamic design and this special edition fits the bill on both counts.”

Continuing the dark ‘Scura’ appearance into the interior, carbon fibre is used extensively to compliment the exterior theme and reduce weight. The seats and centre console are crafted from carbon fibre and the handbrake and gear knob have a special anodized treatment which leaves the metal with an anthracite colour finish. All carbon fibre components have been beautifully finished in high-gloss clear lacquer allowing the weave to remain exposed which gives the cabin a raw and racy ambiance.

Whilst there is no doubt that this is a visually stunning car, the Exige Scura is not just about its looks – it begs to be taken on track, and its racing character encompasses poise, power and technology to make it a serious contender. Equipped with the most powerful engine in the Exige range and generating 260PS, the Exige Scura achieves a top speed of around 245 km/h and reaches 0-100 kmh in just 4.1 seconds.

Other equipment fitted as standard to boost the Exige Scura’s track credentials include:

Launch control to ensure optimum performance from a standing start
Variable slip traction control, enabling the driver to tune the car to track surface conditions and their own driving style
Ohlins 2-way adjustable dampers for personalised ride and handling characteristics
Roger Becker, Vehicle Engineering Director, highlighted the performance of the Exige Scura, “There are very few cars in the world that turn in the performance of the Exige Scura without the penalty of very high fuel consumption and emissions. As with all Lotus sportscars we offer the best of both worlds – a zero to 100 km/h time of just over 4 seconds and a CO2 figure of 199 g/km; all this is down to light weight and a strict adherence to Lotus’ core brand values.”

Considering the performance on offer, the Exige Scura boasts impressive all round fuel economy with an Official European Combined Cycle figure of 8.5 litres/100 km and 6.5 litres/100 km on the Official European Extra Urban Cycle and emissions of 199 g/km of CO2.

Orders for the ‘Lotus Exige Scura’ will be accepted from 21 October 2009 in Europe, South Korea, Australia, South Africa, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Indonesia and Malaysia. This special edition will be available on the same basis in Japan known as the ‘Lotus Exige Stealth’.

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3 reacties op "Lotus Exige Scura: matzwart!"

  1. BNNY 20-10-2009 om 9:45

    Prachtige versie!

  2. Tim 20-10-2009 om 10:24

    Lijkt me een leuk speelgoedje

  3. XliljeezyX 20-10-2009 om 11:09

    Ziet er erg lekker uit!


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