To enliven the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018 and pay homage to the drivers who use the Lotus, special editions are launched ie Exige Type 49 and 79 to keep the appeal of automotive lovers.
Making the Exige Type 49 and 79 is done directly by Lotus Exclusive as a tribute to the 70th anniversary of Lotus. Selected the Exige Type 49 because won the World Championships Drivers and Constructors at the time of Graham Hill. While Exige Type 79 won the World Championship during Mario Andretti.
Reviewing the engine performance, the Exige Type 49 and 79 are specially designed to output power 430 hp at 7,000 rpm and 440 Nm (325 lbft) of torque of 4,000 rpm. reaching 0-60mph in just 3.2 seconds (0-100 km / h in 3.3 seconds) before they reach a top speed of 180 mph (290 km / h). the fastest lap time achieved when tested is 2.2 miles in just 1 minute 24.8 seconds.
Because of the lightness of the car chassis is then dubbed as a leader in lightweight sports car. In addition, Exige Type 49 and 79 uses the latest technology and advanced materials. The use of carbon composite body panels also delivers typical car styling and aerodynamic settings.