Top Gear drives the Lotus Exige S
The Clermont-Ferrand GP circuit was famous for its gut-wrenching corners. Can the new Lotus Exige S take the strain?
Posted: 20 Jun 2012
Besides, you're forced to stop every 200 miles for fuel. Or earlier if you don't gamble on the accuracy of the digital fuel gauge. Even a retirement-spec bladder will outlast the 40-litre tank, and if you're hammering around a track, you'd better make sure there's a petrol station nearby. We managed 21mpg at best. But nobody ever said this was a tourer (that's the Evora's job). We just wanted to stretch it a bit. Probably too far. Most people won't have to drive this sort of distance to a decent track, but for those that do - especially with a mate and a couple of helmets on board - we advise you to pack light. Two shopping bags at most. But enough sensible talk. With most of France now behind us, the Auvergne volcanoes start to grow on the horizon: a long line of mountains with the tops blown off. Time for some proper roads.