2019 Lotus Exige

LOTUS EXIGE CUP 430 TYPE 79 // ONE-OFF ANNIVERSARY EDITION // FULL PPF // 4K MILES

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2019
  • Mileage 
    4 410 mi / 7 098 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Electric windows
    Yes
    Climate control
    Yes
    Airbags
    Yes
    ABS
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    MOTORSPORT BLACK
  • Metallic 
    Yes
  • Interior colour 
    Blue
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    430 BHP / 436 PS / 321 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

FOR SALE; LOTUS EXIGE CUP 430 TYPE 79 // ONE-OFF ANNIVERSARY EDITION // FULL PPF // 4K MILES

EQUIPMENT
Full PPF, 1 of 1 Exclusive Pack – Type 79 Livery, Motorsport JPS Metallic Black, Contrast Gold Details, Lotus 17″ Front/18″ Rear Ultra Lightweight Fully Machined Forged Aluminium Wheels in Gold, Four Piston AP Racing Brakes, Red Brake Callipers, Switchable Exhaust, Carbon Fibre Front Splitter, Front Clam, Rear Aero Blades, Unique Bargeboards, Roof panel, Tailgate, Wing, Diffuser Surround, Nitron 3-Way Adjustable Dampers, Eibach Adjustable Front and Rear Anti Roll Bar, Interior Colour Pack in Gold, Carbon Fibre Racing Seats in Alcantara with Contrasting Twin Gold Stitching, Centre Console/ Door Panels Black Alcantara and Perforated Leather with Contrasting Twin Gold Stitching, Carbon Fibre Binnacle Top, Carbon Fibre Door Sill Covers, Steering Wheel Black Alcantara, SmarTrack CAT 6 Security System, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Sound Insulation, Single DIN ICE Unit and Two Front Speakers, Bluetooth, Full Carpets, Floor Mats

EXTERIOR
There’s something alluring about racing liveries on road cars, and the black and gold Lotus JPS partnership is perhaps the most captivating of them all. It has been nearly 50 years since the iconic combination was first introduced to the world, and yet applied to the latest Exige it still looks incredible; framing the cars aggressive curves whilst maintaining an inherent sense of nostalgia and exclusivity being the only car produced by the factory.

With a deep metallic flake the Motorsport Black finish presents with a resplendent shine, contrasted subtly by the carbon weave of the bonnet, roof and rear spoiler. Up front sits a set of large intakes; channelling air through the rear diffuser and spoiler they help the Lotus to produce 220kg of downforce, a huge amount considering the car tips the scales at just over 1000kg.

Full PPF treatment, at a cost of £6k, ensures the glorious finish remains in superb order throughout and future proofs the popular and iconic livery.

INTERIOR
Continuing the JPS theme, black leather and alcantara with gold contrast stitching adorn much of the interior, including the ultra lightweight carbon bucket seats which sit deep below the huge sills. The luxurious upholstery is offset by lashings of carbon fibre and machined metal throughout the space, including the intricate engineering of the exposed gear linkage, a work of art in itself.

Despite the lightweight focus of the Exige, this example comes specified with optional Air Conditioning, Radio and Bluetooth to prevent the interior feeling too sparse. Having covered less than 5k miles the cabin sits in near showroom condition, free from any discernible signs of wear.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Developed in partnership with Toyota, the Exige’s supercharged 3.5L V6 produces 430bhp; mightily impressive considering its lightness. With a power to weight ratio of over 400bhp per tonne it manages 0-60 in just 3.2 seconds and flies onto a top speed of 174mph. Paired to a full titanium sports exhaust and a 6-speed manual gearbox it makes the featherweight Exige an enthralling driving experience, engaging on B-roads and race tracks alike.

The car comes with 2 exhaust systems, the original titanium exhaust and a tubular 70mm valved exhaust that is currently fitted.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Finished in gold as part of the exclusive JPS pack, the staggered 17″/18″ ultra lightweight forged aluminium wheels look sensational and present in immaculate condition. A premium set of matching Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres sit with reasonable tread at each corner.

Nitron 3-Way Adjustable Dampers and AP Racing brakes complete the high performance set up; providing a level and responsive handling with plenty of stopping power on demand.

HISTORY FILE
First unveiled at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, this one-off Exige Type 79 Special was produced to celebrate Lotus’ 70th birthday and commemorate the 40th anniversary of their F1 World Championship win with Mario Andretti in the legendary Lotus Type ’79. Based on a top spec Lotus Exige Cup 430 the car was finished in the iconic John Player Special racing livery of Motorsport Black metallic with gold accents, as well as gold painted ultra lightweight wheels, tonal handmade black/gold interior and a special gold commemorative plaque on the passenger side sill.

Alongside a Type 49 Special, the car took on the famous hill climb before being registered in March 2019 and sold as the most unique/highly specified Exige Cup 430 on the road. The car was purchased by the 2nd and current keeper in September 2019 who used the car sparingly, covering just 2,700 miles under his ownership. The car has been serviced twice by Lotus since leaving the factory; at 874 miles on 30/04/19 and most recently at 3,731 miles on 30/06/20 as outlined by the stamped original service book and accompanying invoices.

Present with the car is the original stamped service book with accompanying invoices, V5 and 2 sets of keys.

Please visit our website for a full write up and additional photographs.

The car is supplied having had an extensive intake inspection. Warranty, Finance, Part Exchange and Worldwide shipping are all available on request.

Buy with confidence: we operate from a 10,000sq ft indoor showroom with the support of a fully functioning 4000sq ft preparation and service centre that includes a professional photo studio that is used by Top Gear, McLaren and Alpine Stars. We have a passionate team that work incredibly hard to ensure all our motor cars go through our rigorous and unique sales process so they are presented in the best possible condition and light, then found homes all over the world.

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