So you’re busy packing your bucket and spade to take ‘She who must be obeyed’ off on a jaunt to the Italian Riviera. Or you’ve got to jump on a Ryanair sardine can for a meeting in Rome, and want to make an impression. Apart from checking with your tailor to make sure your sartorial elegance passes muster, or buying the love of your life a big rock before departure, what else can you do to make that jaunt to Italy perfect?
Hertz and Lotus have the answer – drive a Lotus Elise to show the Italians they’re not the only ones to make a cracking two seater (and a lot cheaper). Hertz has teamed up with Lotus to offer a fleet of bright yellow Lotus Elise SC at select outlets throughout Italy from the middle of this month. True to say you could probably have hired yourself a Lotus before to trolly round Italy, but with a big car hire company like Hertz in on the plan you can be pretty sure there will be a lot of takers.
No word on price, but as a Mondeo Estate will set you back around €500 for a week in August I think you can safely assume it will be somewhat more for a Lotus Elise SC.
Still, making the right impression doesn’t come cheap.