Lotus Exige Scura, Debut in Tokyo

With the new goal set on rebecoming the iconic brand it was back in the '70s, British carmaker Lotus will unveil another limited edition of the Exige at the upcoming 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. The special edition is a "stealth" interpretation of the "already fierce looking Lotus," plated with carbon fiber elements.

There will be only 35 units of the Scura (Italian for "dark") produced, with orders being accepted from October 21 in Europe, South Korea, Australia, South Africa, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Indonesia and Malaysia.

"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," Roger Becker, Lotus vehicle engineering director was quoted as saying

"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."

The interior of the Scura features carbon fiber seats and centre console, with specially treated handbrake and gear, which gives them an anthracite color finish appearance. All the other carbon fiber elements on the inside have been finished in high-gloss clear lacquer.

The car has also been enhanced in terms of performance, now being lighter than the production Exige S model it is based on. Performance figures show a naught to sixty acceleration time of 4.1 seconds, and a top speed of 245 km/h (152 mph)
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