The Aston Martin DBS is equipped with petrol which produce by 167 more horsepower than the the engine of the Lotus Exige S, transforming the car to a more sporty character. It should be better car for drivers who want to feel thrill of getting behind the wheel of a sports car.
The wheelbase of a vehicle is the length between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase notably affects the driving due to better car's weight distribution. Aston Martin DBS 6.0 V12 517HP has 15 % longer wheelbase distance in comparison to Lotus. Wheelbase dimensions are crucial to the balance and steering. Hence, the mass of Aston Martin DBS should be better distributed and driving should be smoother and safer.
The Aston Martin is 637 millimeters longer in relation to the Lotus Exige S Coupe 3.5 DOHC V6 VVT-i 350HP manual. Long vehicles more of passenger space and usually provide more storage space. Although the Aston Martin occurs to be better choice for families or those who appreciate comfortable driving that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Lotus Exige S may appeal to women because it will not make troubles with parking and will have smaller turning radius.
The higher a car is, the better is the comfort of getting in to it and greater possibility of putting big amount of luggage to it. The difference between these two cars of 13 % to the advantage of the Aston Martin DBS is not big and does not matter much.