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Lotus Carlton

Lotus Carlton

Year (of specifications) 1991 - 1993
Engine 3615 cc 6 cylinder twin turbo
Transmission -
Max speed 176 mph
0-60 4.8 seconds
Horsepower 377 bhp @ 5200 rpm
weight 1658 kgs

The Vauxhall Lotus Carlton came about after GM purchased Lotus and set their engineers the task of turning the Vauxhall Carlton from a mundane saloon, into a first rate, Porsche humbling saloon.

Lotus upped the power to 377 bhp with a 3.6 litre I6 fitted out with two turbos and for several years the Vauxhall Lotus Carlton held the record as the fastest 4 door production saloon, at 178 mph.

Only 800 examples of the Vauxhall Lotus Carlton were built, and most are in the hands of dedicated collectors.

External review by Paul:
There were two versions-mk1 and mk2, the main difference being an uprated engine in the mk2 as the first engines were not long lasting.

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