By conventional measures, the 2008 Lotus Exige S is a miserable little car. But Lotus didn't build it to be a grocery getter. As a weekend track-day weapon, the Exige is unsurpassed.
- Ultralight chassis, laser-scalpel steering, racetrack-oriented design, low volume ensures rarity, relatively good fuel economy, you'll be the envy of neighborhood car nuts.
- Spartan interior furnishings, contortionist entry and exit, cramped interior, poor outward visibility, Flintstones ride quality, peaky power delivery, limited dealer network.