Why hire a Lotus Esprit S4S?

The dazzling silhouette of this 1995 performance car will make onlookers gawk when you hire a Lotus Esprit. A Lotus is probably Britain’s best loved and well known supercar, and the Esprit needs little introduction, having starred in numerous films. The most famous of these is probably The Spy Who Loved Me where it was famously driven underwater by James Bond.

Buy a special gift for an enthusiast in the shape of a day or a weekend out in this head spinning car and they’ll get the Lotus supercar experience, and for a lot longer than a typical trackday hire.

Like all supercars, the Esprit is not terribly practical as a day to day car – there’s nowhere to put the children or the shopping. If you’re an enthusiast just hire a Lotus instead – problem solved! As a wedding supercar for the Groom, it’s stunning.

Experience driving a Lotus Esprit S4S

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Lotus Esprit dashboard
Lotus Esprit. Hire this car from our Leeds branch
Lotus Esprit S4S sports car interior

Pick up point for the Lotus Esprit is Leeds

Hire our Lotus from £198 to £295 per day

Lotus hire

Our Lotus Esprit is an Azure blue 2 seater, 2 door coupé with luxury magnolia hide leather interior. There were only 2 made in this colour combination.

It features a striking and distinctive wedge-shaped exterior with wheel arch extensions and arching rear wing. Well equipped with air conditioning and electric windows, it’s handling is considered to be the best of any supercar, with performance, roadholding and style to match.

After purchasing our Lotus in early 2014 we removed the engine, reconditioned it and refitted new hoses and cables to ensure the car met our quality standards. It has OZ split rim racing alloys with 245 and 285 section Michelin tyres. Big ventilated discs and calipers by Brembo provide all the stopping power needed to haul in 300bhp.

A Lotus supercar is the British answer to Ferrari. The only difference is that in the world of classic car hire a Lotus is more exclusive. Ferraris may not be cheap to hire but they are plentiful. This Lotus Esprit S4S (S4 sport) is one of only 300 made. There might be another Lotus Esprit for hire in the UK, but we’ve not seen it.

The Esprit’s performance is up there with the best. It may only be a 2.2 litre turbocharged petrol engine, which on paper does not sound much different to a Ford or BMW. But there the similarity ends. The Lotus will do 0-60 in 4.6 secs, comparable with a Lamborghini.

Blame it on James Bond, or blame it on a timeless design by Giorgetto Giugiaro, but Lotus Esprits of any generation never fail to catch our attention. You probably won’t be surprised that Giorgetto also designed cars for Ferrari, De Tomaso and Maserati.




2.2 ltr 4-cylinder turbocharged overhead cam engine with electronic multi point fuel injection

Top Speed

0-60 in 4.5 seconds, estimated top speed 168 MPH.

Power (BHP)

300 bhp at 6400 rpm, 290 lb/ft at 4100 rpm


Approximately 27 mpg.


5 speed manual.


Ventilated discs on front and rear, with ABS


Rack and pinion, power assisted



2 door, 2 seater coupe

Luggage Space

The boot is big enough for a small suitcase and a small holdall


Dark blue with cream leather upholstery

In Car Entertainment

Bluetooth, ipod compatible, CD player with remote control

Sat Nav

Socket for sat nav.

Hire a Lotus Esprit as a gift

Gift vouchers available for that special person in your life.

Prices – Select the option that suits you best

No single price suits everyone, so Classic Car Hire North gives you a choice of packages

All Day Hire

09:00 – 20:00


Additional days £225 per day

Prices include 200 miles per day

The All Day option is ideal for those who want a tour of the Dales, Moors or even the Lake District.  The generous mileage limit of 200 miles will even get you to and from the East coast.  The majority of people do around 170 miles when they hire a car for 1 day, and don’t incur excess mileage charges.

24 Hour Hire

Return within 24 hours


Additional days £225 per day

Prices include 200 miles per day

The 24 hour option is evening to evening and suits those who are planning an overnight stay.

Weekend Package

Saturday 09:00 to Sunday 20:00


Price includes 300 miles

The weekend option lets you take a relaxing weekend, with enough miles included to stay in either the Lake District, or the Yorkshire coast.

2 Day Mid Week Package

Tuesday 09:00 to Wednesday 20:00


Wednesday 9:00 to Thursday 20:00


Price includes 300 miles

The 2 day midweek option provides a lower price for those who have time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays for a leisurely 2 day break.


All prices include insurance for 1 driver

Additional drivers £20 per day per driver

Picnic for 2 can be added at £35

Excess mileage charge £0.95 per mile

Security deposit £1500

The security deposit is not taken until you pick the car up, and is done as a pre-authorisation on your card. This means that no money is actually taken, it just authorises us to take up to that amount in the unlikely event that the car is damaged during your hire.

Driver Insurance Requirements

Driver minimum age 25, maximum age 75

In general, drivers need to have had:

  • a full licence for 2 years or more
  • no more than 6 penalty points on their licence
  • no more than 1 claim in the past three years
  • no mental or physical problems which affect their ability to drive

If you have any queries please contact us.

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