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    New lotus....Developed with Top Gear

    Cost £100,000 to develope this monster

    Click for video.

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    That proves you CAN polish a turd.

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    Haha i actually think that looks awesome! I kinda want one...

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    I remember seeing that before, quite impressive really!
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
    Other Vauxhalls: 2001 Vectra 1.8 16v| 2003 Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 | 2005 Signum CDTi 150

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    the guy sold it less than 6 months later
    why do today what you can...... I'll finish this later

    2958cc was 175BHP @ 4000rpm, 370Nm (273lb.ft.) @ 1900rpm NOW 230BHP/469Nm (344.9lb/ft)!! www.IUsedToOwnTwoAstras.com

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    kind of pimp my ride 1st edition
    Ibiza FR CR TDI with 203 BHP

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    That was back in the first series of the new style Top Gear. Didn't it end up on ebay in the end?

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    i did my work expirence at lotus, spent alot of time with the motorsport guys, great bunch of lads, that bloke driving round the track scared me sh**less in an elise!!

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    Just found this on a news group, dated 05/01/06

    I'm sure most of you all know that my 1996 Lada Riva was made over by Lotus
    cars ltd in 2002, on behalf of BBC Top Gear. It emerged as a complete one off
    with over £100,000 spent on modifying bodywork, suspension, full race tuned 2
    litre twin cam engine and a luxurious bespoke interior. sadly I had to sell
    it in 2003 mainly due to financial constraints ( my wife had just given birth
    to our first child) and the car subsequently went to a german Lotus nut.
    Well, The chap is now selling the car, he's setting up a business overseas
    and needs to sell this unique, and very fast (237Kmh) Lada! there were a few
    teething troubles when I sold it on, which he has thrown huge sums of money
    at and managed to sqeeze a few more BHP out of it to boot! (180+ Bhp) he's
    spent about 20,000 euro's including the purchase price and is hoping to re-coup
    as much of this back as possible. I realise that this is well beyond the
    means of most of you chaps out there, but there must be someone interested in
    taking this totally unique car on. please spread the word, if anyone is
    genuinely interested please contact me off group. _generalladavich@aol.com_
    (mailto:E-mail Protected)
    I will then pass your email onto Stefan and he will send you a full spec
    and photo's of the car, and details of how to contact him directly. please
    please please, NO DAYDREAMERS OR TIMEWASTERS! This car is a serious bit of kit
    and is not for the faint-hearted or the skint!

    Paul.S
    anybody interested??

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    i heard they did a carlton once
    Ibiza FR CR TDI with 203 BHP

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