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      The Lotus force has a dark side: Revealed - the exclusive ‘Exige Scura’

      Lotus Cars unveils its latest special edition - the Exige Scura, so called due to its dramatic matt black and carbon 
      fibre theme, at the Tokyo International Motorshow on 21st of October 2009.
      
      Translated as ‘dark’ from Italian, the name ‘Scura’ reflects the stealth character of this already fierce looking Lotus 
      and its stunning soft-feel matt black paint finish.  Limited to just 35 cars globally, this Exige evokes a desire to 
      ‘indulge your dark side’. This is a serious looking car and enhancements to performance and a reduction in weight from 
      the production level Exige S means that the Exige Scura demands to be driven by a serious driver. 
      
      Contrasting high gloss ‘Phantom Black’ triple stripes run the length of the car and a carbon fibre front splitter, 
      oil cooler inlet vanes, side airscoops and rear spoiler enhance the stunning distinction between the different textures 
      and exaggerate the tactile quality of the velvety touch to the matt black paint finish.
      
      Luke Bennett, Director of Lotus Cars said, “The Exige Scura is a stunning vehicle which offers an adrenaline fuelled 
      experience and is a real head-turner!  Our Exige customers choose Lotus because we deliver thrilling performance and
      dynamic design and this special edition fits the bill on both counts.”

      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 anodized treatment which leaves the metal with an anthracite colour finish. All carbon fibre components 
      have been beautifully finished in high-gloss clear lacquer allowing the weave to remain exposed which gives the cabin 
      a raw and racy ambiance.

      Whilst there is no doubt that this is a visually stunning car, the Exige Scura is not just about its looks – it begs 
      to be taken on track, and its racing character encompasses poise, power and technology to make it a serious contender.
      Equipped with the most powerful engine in the Exige range and generating 260PS, the Exige Scura achieves a top speed 
      of around 245 km/h and reaches 0-100 kmh in just 4.1 seconds. 

      Other equipment fitted as standard to boost the Exige Scura’s track credentials include:

      * 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

      Roger Becker, Vehicle Engineering Director, highlighted the performance of the Exige Scura, “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 sportscars we offer the best of both worlds – a zero to 100 km/h time of just over 4 
      seconds and a CO2 figure of 199 g/km; all this is down to light weight and a strict adherence to Lotus’ core 
      brand values.”

      Considering the performance on offer, the Exige Scura boasts impressive all round fuel economy with an Official 
      European Combined Cycle figure of 8.5 litres/100 km and 6.5 litres/100 km on the Official European Extra Urban Cycle 
      and emissions of 199 g/km of CO2.