As the "Cup" name implies, this Exige is a proper track auto. The Exige Cup 430 borrows a supercharged 3.5-litre V6 engine from its bigger Evora GT430 sibling and stuffs it into a smaller and lighter chassis in the Exige.
The additional oomph has an influence on the performance specifications: 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) is achieved in a mere 3.2 seconds and it won't stop pushing until it reaches 180 mph (290 kph), again more than what the Exige 380 is capable of.
It boasts 55 more horsepower than its predecessor, delivering 430 hp at 7,000 rpm and 325 lb-ft of torque from 4000 rpm.
Providing extra stopping power are forged four-piston AP Racing brake calipers and performance two-piece J-hook brake discs, which are some of the largest calipers and rotors of any Lotus road auto.
Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus, said: "This is the auto that we have always wanted to build, and I am sure that all Lotus enthusiasts will be delighted with the end product".
Thankfully, among the car's standard features are a roll cage, harness-style seatbelts and fixed towing hooks front and rear for those moments when exuberance takes over and the vehicle leaves the track.
All of this has led to the Exige Cup 430 becoming the fastest production vehicle around Lotus' Hethel test track with a lap time of 1:24.8 - 1.2 seconds faster than the previous record-holding Lotus 3-Eleven. That time was 2014, and since then we've had a Cup 360 (with 360hp), a Cup 380 (go on, guess), plus all the accompanying Exige Sport models, and now there's this: the Exige Cup 430.
There's more, too. The Nitron dampers are now three-way adjustable - rebound, low-speed compression, high-speed compression; the clutch has been upgraded to deal with the extra power; and the Cup 430 also uses "some of the largest calipers and rotors of any Lotus road vehicle".
Prices will start at £99,800 (RM549,910) in the United Kingdom and €127,500 (RM622,387) in Europe, depending on the individual country's Value Added Tax system.