Translated as 'dark' from Italian, the name Scura reflects the stealth character of this Lotus and its stunning matt black paint finish.
Just 25 of the cars will be built and available globally.
Contrasting high gloss triple stripes run the length of the car and a carbon fibre front splitter, oil cooler inlet vanes, side air scoops and rear spoiler enhance the stunning distinction between the different textures.
Continuing the dark Scura appearance into the interior, carbon fibre is used extensively to compliment the exterior theme and reduce weight. The seats and centre console are crafted from carbon fibre and the handbrake and gear knob have a special anodised treatment which leaves the metal with a unique finish. All carbon fibre components are finished in high gloss lacquer allowing the weave to remain exposed which gives the cabin a raw and racy ambiance.
Equipped with the most powerful engine in the Exige range, the Scura achieves a top speed of around 245km/h and reaches 0-100km/h in just 4.1 seconds.
It is powered by a 1.8-litre super charged and intercooled 260PS engine.
Standard equipment fitted includes:
-launch control to ensure optimum performance from a standing start;
-variable slip traction control, enabling the driver to tune the car to track surface conditions and their own driving style;
-Ohlins 2-way adjustable dampers for personalised ride and handling characteristics.
According to Roger Becker, Vehicle Engineering Director, "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. As with all Lotus sports cars we offer the best of both worlds - a 0-100 km/h time of just over 4 seconds and a C02 figure of 199 g/km."
Orders for the Exige Scura are now being taken.