After ensuring I could fit in a Lotus Exige S V6 and that I could also wear my crash helmet, a test drive was what was required next.
The test drive was in the Cotswolds. From the outside the carbon grey Exige S looked pretty menacing. The dealer got in and turned the key and the Exige S burst into life with a theatrical whoop and settled to a barrel-chested, fast idle. Whilst the Exige S warmed up I took another good look around the car both inside and outside. Then, after a couple of minutes, we were ready to get off. The door of the Exige S is small and to get in I find that putting the left leg in first and then following in with the rest of the body and finally pulling my right leg is best. Once in you feel very low down, even if you are just over 6ft tall.