- The Lotus Exige Scura special edition will be premiered at the Tokyo International Motor Show on 21st of October 2009 showing the dark side of the small sports car. 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 will be limited to 35 units globally and features performance and weight enhancements. The Lotus Exige Scura comes with contrasting high gloss ‘Phantom Black’ triple stripes run the length of the car and a carbon fiber front splitter, oil cooler inlet vanes, side airscoops and rear spoiler.
The Lotus Exige Scura is powered by the same engine as the Exige S, a 1.8 liter supercharged and intercooled unit that develops 260 PS (257 hp) at 8000 rpm and 236 Nm (174 lb-ft) of torque at 6000 rpm. With this powerplant under its hood, the Lotus Exige Scura is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and up to a maximum speed of 245 km/h