Lotus today announced that the superb Elise has just been ordered by a number of rental fleets for use by their customers.

This is a big step up from the usual Corollas and Jazzes carried by most rental fleets, and should be even more fun to thrash around knowing that you won’t have to replace the tires or brakes. Of course, you would expect rental insurance as well as the actual rental price, to be a bit higher than the usual fare of the rental fleets.

The Elise is a fantastic two-seater open top car that harks back to the days of 60’s British motoring, and its potent performance and eye-catching looks should make it popular at the rental office, just as long as the price isn’t too high. In all likelihood the Lotus will be offered under various exotic car rental branches of the rental car companies.

Unfortunately the Lotus rental program is only being offered in California, Florida, Arizona, Nevada and Pennsylvania due to limited availability but more states will be offering the car in coming months.


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