2010 LOTUS EXIGE CUP 260 2010 (2010)





One of the last CUP 260 cars ever made, a 2010 'facelift' model with impeccable history and in fantastic condition. As ever with silver cars the pictures just don't do it justice - in the flesh it looks superb with the silver contrasting nicely with the extensive carbon and the CUP 260 decals.

Was a Castle Lotus demonstrator then one private owner up to 5,000 miles and the second from 5,000 miles to 7,500 when I bought it. I know both previous owners and suffice to say they are 'nearly' as fussy as me when it comes to their cars which means that this has been treated beautifully and regularly serviced strictly by Lotus main dealers. I have all the history, service invoices etc right down to the original purchase invoice.
Lotus really went to town on the specification of these final models. Far too much to list here but if you know your CUP cars then you’ll probably already know most of it. In summary though, it has all the right bits – Armourfend, Accusump, Lotus variable traction control/launch control, HANS FIA spec seats, Torsen torque sensing Limited Slip Differential, CUP plumbed in fire system and engine cut off switches (internal and external), air con, Ohlins fully adjustable suspension. Rear factory fit roll cage, driver and passenger Schroth harnesses. Oh and oodles and oodles of carbon (full roof, engine cover, rear spoiler, front splitter, sill covers, dash).

Has been set up previously at Back on Track at Guildford and drives fantastically. Please note with the fully adjustable Ohlins suspension this is perfectly agreeable for on road use - rides beautifully (better than a standard Exige).

Lotus Motorsport uprated gearchange cables and engine mounts were fitted by Lotus at around 3,000 miles which has really tightened things up nicely and rectified a couple of known weaknesses on the Exige. Currently running the Lotus stage 3 exhaust and TRD airbox but the stage 1 exhaust also comes with the car if you want it a bit quieter.      

Service History as follows:

PDI at delivery                           31.03.2010                        Castle Lotus
1st Service  @ 1389 miles        28.05.2010                        Castle Lotus
2nd Service @ 2523 miles        08.04.2011                        Bell and Colville
3rd Service  @ 5996 miles        14.06.2012                        Castle Lotus
4th Service  @ 7462 miles         14.06.2013                        Christopher Neil Lotus
5th Service  @ 11662 miles        26.06.2014                       Westover Lotus

5th Service was major (inc plugs) + 4 x brand new AO48s + new mot (£1,600...!).

6 months tax just renewed also.  

My fourth Lotus and the best I have had, in my view the best of the bunch. I'm selling as I thought I would track it but the reality is that it is getting very little use other than as a Sunday morning toy and I am therefore going back to something Italian for highdays and holidays.

To complete the package the perfect registration X26 CUP will be included.  A really special car, very rare with low miles and lovely condition. No finance and HPI clear. Any inspection is very welcome but no timewasters or silly trade bids please. Please note car is available early July.

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  • Mileage: 11,900
  • Year: 2010
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Coupe
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Silver


  • Engine layout: Mid Engined
  • Aspiration: Supercharger
  • Engine size (Litres): 1.8
  • Engine configuration: 4 cylinder
  • Cylinder layout: Inline
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine power (BHP): 257
  • Torque (lbs/ft): 174
  • Top speed (MPH): 152
  • Acceleration: 0 to 62 in 4.0 seconds
  • Fuel consumption (MPG): 31.0
  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Previous owners: 3

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