1990 Lotus Carlton Specs

Lotus

Lotus

Quick Facts

Price (when new): 55200

Production Total: 440

Build Start: 1990

Last on sale: 1992

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Ford had dominated the mainstream performance saloon market in the UK for too long with their Cosworth Sierras. Now Vauxhall wanted a slice of that pie, and they took it in grand style with the Lotus Carlton in 1989. Back then Lotus were part of the General Motors empire, so they were called upon to rework the suspension, steering and brakes of the standard Carlton saloon while, from elsewhere in GM, a twin-turbocharged Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 V8 engine with six-speed transmission was adopted. This transformed a fairly ordinary Vauxhall into a blistering five-person express, with supercar levels of speed (177mph) and handling. But it did cost £48,000...

Information from Octane Magazine.
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Specifications

General
1990
Carlton
1992
Dimensions
1663kg
2731mm
1933mm
1435mm
4686mm
Body Details
Sedan
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Performance
5.4s
377bhp
177mph
419lb/ft
2
Fuel Consump.
22mpg
Prices
€55200
€8625
€13800
€18975
€25300
Other
440

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