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Lotus news at 2009 Tokyo motor show

Published: 22 October 2009 Updated: 26 January 2015

Lotus was one of only three foreign manufacturers to exhibit at the 2009 Tokyo show, and as well as shouting about the success of the Evora (including a mention of it scooping CAR’s PCoTY title), the company unveiled a special-edition Exige.

Called the Exige Stealth is Japan – and the ugly-sounding Scura throughout the rest of the world – it’s black all over. There’s matt black paint, lots of carbonfibre bits and pieces, and the supercharged Toyota engine pushing out 257bhp. And with just 925kg to tug around, this Exige hits 60mph in 4.1 seconds and 100mph in under 10.

Just 35 will be built, but each one will cost £45k. It’s this or an entry-level Evora. Damn. They’re both brilliant to drive.

>> Click on the link above left to go to CAR Online’s 2009 Tokyo motor show homepage: car news, Tokyo motor show photos, galleries and blogs galore

By Ben Pulman

Ex-CAR editor-at-large