Lotus Exige review

Category: Sports car

Section: Passenger & boot space

Lotus Exige 2020 RHD right rear tracking
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  • Lotus Exige 2020 RHD right static
  • Lotus Exige 2020 RHD right rear static
  • Lotus Exige 2020 RHD front right tracking
  • Lotus Exige 2020 RHD right rear tracking
  • Lotus Exige 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Lotus Exige 2020 RHD right rear tracking
  • Lotus Exige 2020 RHD wheel detail
  • Lotus Exige 2020 RHD front tracking
  • Lotus Exige 2020 RHD front left tracking
  • Lotus Exige 2020 RHD front right static
  • Lotus Exige 2020 RHD right static
  • Lotus Exige 2020 RHD right rear static
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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

If you want a practical two seat sports car that you can use everyday, the Exige is probably not the car for you. Not only is it far less civilised than a Porsche Cayman or Alpine A110, it’s also a less usable car than the closely related Elise. The reason? Well, that’ll be the fixed roof. 

You see, in the Elise you can simply remove the roof and step into the interior one foot at a time. In the Exige, with its low, fixed roof, it’s easiest to climb in head first and then twist your body around and into the seat. Once you get used to these awkward gymnastics, it all becomes part of the ritual of driving, but we don’t deny that it will put off a number of buyers simply looking for a fun day-to-day sports car.