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The Exige Cup 380. Another Exige. How is it different from the Exige Sport 380, or indeed the Exige Sport 350? Lotus compares it, with little discernible modesty, to a Porsche 911 GT3 RS. See, ‘Cup’ in Lotusese translates into English as the fastest, lightest, maddest, most track-friendly version of a car. In this case the supercharged V6 Exige. Which is already a fast, light, mad track-friendly car don’t forget. Oh and it’s a limited edition: just 80 will be made. Speaking Lotusese again, doesn’t ‘limited edition’ just mean ‘hard to sell’? Nope, Lotus seems to be building up quite a following for its expensive specials. Every single Exige Cup 380 had been spoken for before anyone outside the factory had driven it. The first announcement was for 60 cars, but the Japanese importer ordered 20 immediately, so now it’s 20 for Japan plus 60 for the rest of the world. Lotus has customers who trust the company enough to make that commitment. Even as the price nudges £95,000 including options. OK enough production and price numbers. Give us performance numbers.