TG Speed Week: The Sports Cars
Audi TT RS Plus. Porsche 911. Lotus Exige S. Three self-confessed "driver's cars" go head to head
Posted: 28 Aug 2012
Luckily, the Lotus is nothing like definitive and is all the better for its idiosyncrasies. This is a different sort of Exige, expertly sorted by the world's premier handling and ride experts, but now marketed by MBA types. This one has the Premium Sport Pack, so it adds leather trim and other niceties, but the doors still shut with tin-can tunelessness, and your feet still brush exposed aluminium. I'm unmoved to begin with, and really don't like the gearbox. Our tight schedule means that we haven't got ages to acclimatise, and I feel I'm fighting the Exige. It's hot, too, and its ventilation system coughs out cool air as effectively as an emphysematous dog. It ain't no Porsche - that's for sure.