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Three performance cars you need to know about


EVERY now and then, a few cars are released that capture our imagination, here at the Autodealer office. This week we stumbled across the specs for three new models that have us dreaming of owning some exotic machinery.

Lotus Exige 360 Cup

We have lost touch with Lotus a bit locally however, when we heard there was a new Exige out we simply had to carry out some research. The new 360 Cup is a beefed-up version of the standard Cup model; it’s lighter and more powerful. With kerb weight of 1 130kg and an extra 7kW from its V6, this 50-model limited edition should have the performance to match those stunning looks.

The 360 Cup also gets the aero package with an aerodynamically optimised front splitter, rear diffuser and wing. Together with the flat underside these aerodynamic aids offer 42kg of downforce at 100mph (160 km/h).

Honda NSX

This is perhaps one of the most highly anticipated cars of the year so far. The NSX should be seriously fast with a twin-turbocharged V6 motor coupled with two electric motors and a nine-speed double-clutch gearbox. The car will also be light, as it is made of aluminium, while traction is taken care of with an all-wheel-drive system.

Finally, just look at the thing! The car pictured is the Acura version - a sort of luxury wing of Honda in America but, rest assured, the Honda version will look very much the same. The interior doesn’t exactly scream supercar but at the same time we’re less concerned with the way the car looks inside and more concerned with the way it goes.

Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV Roadster

What’s not to like? It’s a Lamborghini; it’s a convertible; it has the iconic SV badge attached to it and the figures that it produces are quite remarkable. The 6.5-litre V12 pushes out 552kW/690Nm meaning a 0-100km/h time of 2.9 seconds. The car comes with the familiar seven-speed single clutch gearbox and a four-wheel-drive system. The new roadster is now 50kg lighter than the LP 700-4 Roadster that it replaces.

Image source: Net Car Show

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