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    Thumbs Up Fantastic sleeper

    Now this car would put most of ours to shame, and to make things worse it is a Ford

    A few details:

    2.9 4x4 twin turbo
    0 - 60 in 4.7 seconds
    323 BHP
    Only 10 ever built
    And it came out of the factory like this:







    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SIERRA-MINKER-...QQcmdZViewItem
    Cleanest car awarded 'Fast Show' 2006 & 2007

    Total Vauxhall featured Sept 2007

    COUPE NOW SOLD


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    Now thats a rare find. nice motor.
    Golf R32 Onwer in DBP!!!!

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    Feck, proper sleeper that
    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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    Lol i wouldnt even look at that twice if it was parked up Ultimate sleeper
    .. 2.0 Dti 16v ..
    .. With a few mods ..

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    lads im hoping you've all heard of our tasty lotus carlton?? there are only a few hints around the outside to its origin but if im correct its even more scary than this thing!!

    ill get some info, as im sure you're aware though, its a vauxhall carlton sent to lotus to be "tweaked" and i use that term very loosely hehehe

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    Engine: Lotus-GM
    Cylinders: 6
    Fuel supply: Electronic MPFI (GMP4),
    Twin Garrett T25 turbochargers
    Water/Air Charge cooler
    Bore × stroke 95.00mm × 85.00mm, 3.74 in × 3.35 in
    Bore/Stroke ratio 1.12
    Displacement 3615 cc (220.601 cu in)
    Unitary capacity 602.5 cc /cylinder
    Compression ratio 8.20:1
    Max. output 382.2 PS (377.0 bhp) (281.1 kW) @5200 rpm
    Max. torque 568.0 Nm (419 lbft) (57.9 kgm) @4200 rpm
    Maximum rpm 6253 rpm
    Specific output 104.3 bhp/litre 1.71 bhp/cu in
    Specific torque 157.12 Nm/litre


    0-60 5.1 secs...not as quick then although they did state on their site its one of the fastest production saloons ever made!!??
    looks like there was around 600 made but 400 went to the germans and others and 200 are still in uk.

    http://www.lotus-carlton.co.uk/

    http://www.lotuscarlton.co.uk/billing05.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanjita
    lads im hoping you've all heard of our tasty lotus carlton?? there are only a few hints around the outside to its origin but if im correct its even more scary than this thing!!

    ill get some info, as im sure you're aware though, its a vauxhall carlton sent to lotus to be "tweaked" and i use that term very loosely hehehe
    a few hints u say???? would that be the 8.5 x 17s and 9.5 x 17s and the feck off body kit - sorry mate but the lotus carlton aint NEWS to us..... not really a sleeper either!

    This however to the untrained eye (and the majority of ppl on the roads) looks like a bog standard (or 2.9) Sierra.... thus more of a sleeper than the Carlton.

    Anyway back to the topic in hand!

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    fair enough, i just thought it was worth a reference!! sorry folks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanjita
    lads im hoping you've all heard of our tasty lotus carlton??
    Never heard of them.

    http://www.m1gst.com/vb/showthread.php?t=62831

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    Bugger me that really is a sleeper - rare but nasty lol
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