Frankfurt 2011: Lotus Exige R-GT [Live Photos]
To do this, they must have something, anything to conquer the B-roads and gravel tracks in. Introducing the brand new Exige R-GT that was launched in Frankfurt to commemorate the 30th anniversary of World Rally Championship victory in the Talbot Sunbeam Lotus.
Getting Straight to the point, the car is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 developing 302 hp, sent to the back via a 6-speed sequential gearbox. The unit is kept in check by 34-millimeter air restrictors that are required by the FIA rulebook for R-GT racing.
The car will be sold to customer teams first, instead of being raced by a factory suite. We’re still waiting on a price, but this is one exciting rally car like no other.
❐ Check out the 2012 LOTUS EXIGE R-GT photo gallery