Car Models

Lotus Carlton Specifications:

Make and Model: Lotus Carlton/Omega
Year: 1989
Engine Type: 3.6 Liter, GM Inline-6, Twin Garret T25 Turbochargers
Torque: 419lb-ft@4200rpm
Acceleration 0-60: 5.4 s
Suspension: MacPherson Struts w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar, Twin Tube Dampers
Wheel Base: 107.5 inches
List Price $94,654
Horsepower: 377bhp@5200rpm
Top Speed: 175 mph
Brakes: Vented Discs w/ABS, 4-Pot Calipers
Transmission: ZR1 ZF 6-Speed Manual
Weight: 3644 lbs


The Lotus Carlton was a Vauxhall Carlton saloon, Opel and Vauxhaul who wanted to improve the image of thier platform car. Lotus used the Vauxhaul Carlton 3.0 GSi 24v as a base for the car, improving almost every component. The external differences were minimal to the five seater with only the rear spoiler, a couple of air intakes on the bonnet, Lotus badges on the front wings and bootlid, and considerably wider wheel arches telling it apart from any other Carlton. This super-tuned saloon offered the the fastest four-door experince in 1989. It was leaps and bounds ahead of the competition which included the BMW M5.