Without equal and a class apart, the new Lotus Exige Cup 430 Type 25 is a collector’s piece like no other and a fitting tribute to one of the most successful and influential Formula 1 cars of all time.
Based on the celebrated Exige Cup 430, unveiled at the end of last year, the two-seat Type 25 is a unique opportunity 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 F1 season, the new car features a raft of exotic and unique features as well as specially commissioned heritage documentation.
Powered by Lotus’ formidable 3.5-litre supercharged and charge-cooled V6, producing 430hp and 440Nm, the Exige Cup 430 Type 25 is not only the fastest in its class, sprinting from 0 to 100km/h in about 3.2 seconds, its carefully optimised aerodynamics generate up to 220kg of downforce.
Classic Team Lotus preserves and promotes the history of the race team that operated from 1954 to 1994, and Lotus has worked with director Clive Chapman, son of Lotus founder Colin Chapman, so that this edition proudly wears a Type 25 classification in tribute to a legendary Formula 1 car. Helping to mark Lotus’ historic motorsport successes, this bespoke version of Lotus’ quickest real-world sports car is ensured instant collector status.
Just 25 editions of this landmark vehicle will be produced, each accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, signed by Group Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales, and proudly wearing a matching plaque detailing its number in the limited production run.
Owners have the option of collecting their Exige Cup 430 Type 25 from the famous Hethel factory, as well as taking guided tours of Lotus’ modern vehicle production facility and the Classic Team Lotus facility. A signed hardback copy of the acclaimed book Jim Clark: Tribute to a Champion by Eric Dymock signed by Clive Chapman, and Bob Dance, a principal mechanic for Jim Clark during his Formula 1 race career, accompanies every Exige Cup 430 Type 25.
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