It's what it's made for.
Although it won't be sold in North America now or ever, the just unveiled Lotus Exige 350 Sport once again continues with company founder and borderline lunatic Colin Chapman's philosophy of "To add speed, add lightness." How so? Compared to the Exige S, the Sport 350 is even lighter, about 2,400 lbs. in total. Combined with its 3.5-liter supercharged V6, it makes 345 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. 0-60 mph happens in only 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 170 mph.
It's not a high-performance sports car for just anyone; it's pretty bare bones, void of many of the luxury features many buyers have gotten used to. Instead, this thing is all about the purity of driving. It's a street legal track toy for grown-ups. And you can see it in action in this just released video from Lotus.