2021 marks the end of an era for Lotus Cars. Park’s Lotus are looking forward to an exciting future of new models, as Lotus Cars recently announced that time is being called on production of the iconic Elise and genre creating Exige, after 25 and 21 years respectively.
In honour of these two legendary models, a range of five new Final Edition models have been announced which have higher power, greater standard specification and – in true Lotus style – are light weight. These models are available in unique paint colours, feature new exterior decals, new wheel finishes, new trim and – of course – Final Edition badging.
The Elise and Exige Final Editions
are available to order now at Park’s Lotus.
ELISE SPORT 240 FINAL EDITION
The 240 Sport is a small, light and agile two-seater powered by a supercharged and chargecooled 1.8L, four-cylinder mid-mounted engine. As standard, the Sport 240 has the most extensive list of interior and exterior features ever – the biggest upgrade being the TFT Digital Dashboard. The 240 Sport can reach 0-60mph in just 4.1 seconds and gains an extra 23bhp from revised calibration, and so replaces the Sport 220.
ELISE CUP 250 FINAL EDITION
With aerodynamically optimised components such as the front splitter, rear wing, rear diffuser and side floor extension, the Elise Cup 250 produces 66kg of downforce at 100mph and 155kg of downforce at is maximum speed of 154mph. The Cup 250’s extensive list of standard equipment includes Bilstein Sport Dampers and Adjustable Anti-Roll Bars to help maximise the aerodynamic downforce grip whilst maintaining the legendary Elise handling.
EXIGE SPORT 390 FINAL EDITION
The new Exige Sport 390 Final Edition replaces the outgoing Sport 350. It is powered by a 3.5L supercharged V6, with a baffled sump, mounted in a lightweight and rigid chassis that provides truly thrilling acceleration and instant response. The Sport 390 benefits from its own, bespoke version of Lotus’ pioneering, bonded aluminium chassis, a unique rear subframe and forged aluminium double wishbone suspension at the rear.
EXIGE SPORT 420 FINAL EDITION
The 420 Sport Final Edition gains an extra 10bhp and replaces the outgoing Sport 410. It is the fastest Exige available, topping out at 180mph and reaching 0-60mph in just 3.3 seconds. The Sport 420 rides on 10-spoke Anthracite lightweight forged alloy wheels. Stopping power comes from AP Racing brakes with forged, four-piston callipers and two-piece J-hook brake discs which offer improved debris clearance and reduced vibration for more consistent pedal feel and greater, fade-free performance.
EXIGE CUP 430 FINAL EDITION
The Cup 430 remains the range-topping Exige. Already legendary in its short lifetime, it is regarded as being one of the world’s quickest real-world sports car. Chargecooled for a consistent 430bhp and capable of generating 171kg of downforce, this is the road and track car to rule them all. The radical aero package is not for show; the Exige Cup 430 generates as much downforce at 100mph as the Exige Sport 390 does at 170mph – and with a high-flow titanium exhaust system as standard, the Cup 430 sounds like no other supercar at speed.