Someone took a pic on a trackday as seen below. I have the harness bar/harnesses fitted which are great (aftermarket), thoroughly recommend. It will be for sale at Murrays in the next few weeks as I'm trading it in against the 380 Cup. No doubt the nitrons will be the biggest difference on the new car, especially for road use, so interested to see how these affect the car in that area. For track I'm sure they will be superb. Also looking forward to the Cup 2's as these seem to be a step forward. I believe the 350 Sport does not have the sound insulation as standard, so not expecting a lot of difference there, but I have not included carpets on the Cup so expect NVH levels to be higher. I've spec'd the titanium exhaust so very much hoping for a big step up in audio feedback
For colour I've gone for military grey in combination with yellow calipers/highlights, but also I've had the interior components also done in military grey as I felt yellow was too bright for inside the car. Deleted the airbag as well, so have the alacantara wheel though I do have the removable wheel here ready to go (not a factory option now ).
I have some vbox times from my 350 from Knockhill so will do some back to back comparisons asap to see how the new one compares. The 350 was superb around Knockhill though.
In respect of the long term ownership question, I have had a lot of luck with many of my other cars when considering whether to spend money upgrading one or going for a manufacturer special (I have a 993 GT2, 430 Scuderia, had a Diablo SV) and in the long term they have been much better investments than sticking with a regular production model and spending less money to upgrade. I think (hope!) the 380 Cup will be similar in the long run, but it's always a leap of faith as well. That's not my main motivation though, I do rate the V6 Exige as one of the best cars I have ever owned, and that makes it justifiable to go the extra mile for a long term keeper.