Using the Rush on public roads

Yes, I know it sounds crazy (and probably is). 🤪

Being a lawyer that I am, I found a loophole in the Mexican regulations which would allow to obtain license plates for my Rush (or anybody's ;)) as a street legal car in Mexico. While I certainly would not contemplate using the Rush to run errands on a daily basis, it could eventually be useful to be able to drive it in short distances for refueling, transportation to racetracks, car meets and car shows. My main concern is the absence of reverse, which could make parking very complicated, but I would also be worried about underbody and body panel damage as well as suspension damage from bumps and potholes. What are your thoughts? Any other major concerns?...No, I would NOT let the valet parking drive my Rush....
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PS: This is not legal advise. He he.
 

Sam Reed

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I drove an 09 Exige for quite a while in the states and quite honestly my major concern was safety! Even the Lotus was tiny compared to the tactical assault vehicles that clog the cities and highways here. It's really a "if you can stomach the risk" kind of proposition. You're a hell of a lot safer on track.

At least weld a flagpole onto the cage if you're gonna do it.
 
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Mike Dunkel

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Having only done HPDE with regular road cars, even competent drivers often don't see this car on track. I can spend laps stuck behind slower traffic because I couldn't get a point-by. I'd be very worried about a distracted driver not seeing me and driving right over the car on a public road. Even worse, the rear visibility isn't great so you'd have no idea someone might be directly behind you so it would be nearly impossible to make an evasive maneuver.
 

David Hosie

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While the most common question we are asked is..... Is it road legal! This is a really bad idea! The SR is in now way anywhere close to a streetable car, even if you could do it legally, which you cant it would be a very bad idea. We sell the car on the basis that it will never be run on public roads. It says this right on the MCO! Most underwriters contact the manufacturer of low volume cars when an insurance request is made, even for kit registrations. If they were to contact us we would be obligated to notify them in writing that the vehicle is for off road applications only, We would loose our world manufacturers code if we didnt!