Lotus Elise

A British icon. A car that re-wrote the sportscar rule book. A combination of performance, agility and efficiency. At its core is a extruded and bonded aluminium tub which endows it with its extraordinary characteristics

Launched in 1996 it featured a 1.8L MGF engine which combined with low weight gives it excellent fuel economy

This Elise is a very early production example from 1996 and gives drivers the chance to experience the original concept before cost and creature comforts diluted the purity.

Due to the no compromise design of the Lotus access into and out of the vehicle can be a challenge to those less agile.

Free Collection
Have your chosen car waiting for you at the airport (Exeter) or train station (Newton Abbot) to begin your trip in style. This service is free of charge.

Free Car Parking
If you chose to collect from our premises you can take advantage of our free secure car parking for the duration of your hire.

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Hire Rates

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Terms of Hire

Country Drives aims to make the hire of our vehicles a most enjoyable experience and the booking process as easy as possible in order to protect both parties and to avoid disappointment it is essential that you acquaint yourself with our terms and conditions in order to ensure everything goes smoothly before, during and after your hire. You are reminded that some of our cars are nearly 50 years old – please treat them with respect.

What our customers say

Thank you very much for the hire of the Lotus for the weekend, we travelled far and wide visiting friends and seeing the sights. After seeing the Aston Martin, I will be back for more next year!

Mrs R