|Make / Model||Lotus Exige Sport 350|
|Transmission||Manual, rwd, with traction control and ABS|
|Power||345bhp / 295lbft|
|Performance||0-60mph 3.7 seconds / 170mph|
|Number of Seats||2|
|Security Deposit||£2500 pre-authorised or £1500 + £50 cdw fee IF age 28+|
|Mileage Included||120/day - Wedding 120/3 days|
|Extra Mileage||£2.50 / mile|
DPM adaptive handling system
Available from April 12th 2019
The 2018 Lotus Exige 350 Sport for hire is one of the most thrilling sports cars at any price, recently winning many group road tests. We’re pleased to bring you the only Exige V6 for hire in the UK. It’s quick and has a supple and well-developed feel compared to previous models, close to the Porsche opposition now yet much more involving to drive. Lotus’s unbeatably light weight is mated with a powerful supercharged V6 engine to give instant acceleration at any engine speed for safe overtaking, with a firm but supple ride and roadholding that’s better than most supercars. Sportscarhire’s Ardent Red car is also fully loaded with options including red-stitched alcantara and leather trim, full interior colour pack, air conditioning, bluetooth stereo and several USB/power outlets.
To drive, the Exige feels like the 1100kg lightweight it is, providing better steering feel and more fun on twisty roads than any other car according to road test journalists, instant reactions and rapid performance yet also forgiving reactions and an absorbent ride which is ideal to enjoy countryside B-roads at speed. There’s a small boot for luggage where a couple of small suitcases or rucksacks will fit.
The interior is snug and comfortable with ergonomic Probax seats, leather and alcantara, and air conditioning. All the controls are light in action including the unassisted steering and new exposed gearshift, which all makes the car feel feather-light and responsive, with a little understeer near the limit then a balanced feel on a light throttle through the corners, which can be adjusted with the Lotus’s DPM system dial control.
This makes the Lotus one of the top current sports cars, quick but also truly involving for the driver with nice feedback from steering and controls even at low speeds quite unlike other cars, while the ride and interior is surprisingly comfortable with just enough space, once into the low seats which are a little easier due to the lower sills, but still require flexibility to get in and especially out of. It’s ok for drivers over 6ft tall because the seat’s so supportive, but you won’t have your legs out straight so may like a stop every hour or so.
Delivery isn’t provided, we focus on keeping our services and mileage affordable for you to collect the car and enjoy driving it home, or explore the great driving roads nearby in North Wales visiting tourist attractions and taking advantage of our package deals at Spa Hotels.
Lotus video of Exige Sport 350;
Hire rate includes 120 miles per day, and extra miles are available at £2.50 per mile. Minimum age 25. Additional drivers added for £25/day. Full comprehensive insurance and VAT is included. Weekend rate includes 2 days' mileage, collection from 2.00pm Friday and return on Monday 9.00am onwards. Sunday return is available for an extra £30. Your own bank holds a pre-authorised deposit of £2500 before hire set by the insurers due to the value of this vehicle which will be released straight away by Sportscarhire when you return, or a £1500 deposit plus payment of a £50 collision damage waiver fee (which would also cover £100 of minor repairs). Minor damage to the car would be charged only as necessary to cover the independent trade cost of repair, a copy receipt for the repair would be provided to you, and the balance promptly refunded. If the car has significant damage resulting in a full insurance claim we would retain your deposit to cover our insurance excess charge. Please have fun, but drive with care for other road users and for your car. A top-level tracking and data-logging system is hard-wired into each car. We do encourage customers to fully enjoy the cars, but not to abuse them.