Lotus Cars is to unveil as special limited edition Exige - the Exige Scura - so called due to its matt black and carbon fibre theme - at the Tokyo International Motorshow on 21st of October 2009.

Translated as 'dark' from Italian, Lotus says the name 'Scura' reflects the stealth character of 'this already fierce looking Lotus' and its soft-feel matt black paint finish. 

The car will be limited to 35 cars globally and comes with enhancements to performance and a reduction in weight from the production level Exige S.

Lotus says that the car continues the dark 'Scura' appearance into the interior with extensive us of carbon fibre 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 finished in high-gloss clear lacquer.

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 4.1 seconds. 

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."

Orders for the 'Lotus Exige Scura' will be accepted from 21 October 2009 in Europe, South Korea, Australia, South Africa, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Indonesia and Malaysia.  This special edition will be available on the same basis in Japan known as the 'Lotus Exige Stealth'.