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Opel Lotus Omega/Carlton specs

Car type 4-door saloon
Curb weight 1653 kg (3644 lbs)
Power / weight 231 ps (228 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 344 Nm (253 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 1989
Origin country United Kingdom
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Performance

Top speed 272 kph (169 mph)
0 - 100 kph 5.2 s
0 - 200 kph 17.3 s
0 - 100 mph 10.6 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.0 s @ 90.7 mph
1/4 mile 13.5 s
1000 m 24.0 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 12.1 s
Est. max acceleration 0.58 g (6 m/s²)

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Opel Lotus Omega/Carlton acceleration graph

Powertrain

Engine type Inline 6
Displacement 3.6 l (221 ci / 3615 cc)
Power 382 ps (377 bhp / 281 kw)
Torque 568 Nm (419 lb-ft)
Power / liter 106 ps (104 hp)
Transmission 6
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

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Shaggy  5y ago

Pretty fast for a sedan from the 1980s.


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FoxholeCarlton  5y ago

Yeah only the diff was reliable
(that was borrowed from Holden)


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MXN  7y ago

377 ps not bhp


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MXN  7y ago

it's GERMAN-UK car


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MXN  8y ago

its german, not uk


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Georg  10y ago

@RockketPunch

thats not correct, there was the Alpina B10 (hit the market in 1989 and was produced till 1994) which was a 360hp super sedan and the B10 reached in a direct compare 26km/h higher topseed than the Lotus Omega. The B10 lost the crow as the fastest sedan to the 1996 Brabus E V12...other than the unreliable Lotus Omega which was filled up with electronic, electric, engine, transmission and clutch failurs the Alpina B10 was a trouble free reliable car.

Lotus was completely overtaxed by building the Lotus Omega that are the words by a GM/Opel manager after they realised the poor reliability ... and the huge trouble Opel was facing becase of the Lotus Omega... there was a joke in the Lotus Omega owner circle, you need to change your engine/tranny/clutch more often in a Lotus Omega than you need to change the oil in a Astra..


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JustinGayBer  10y ago

yah once the owner of the B&B hotel we went to had one of these it was HOT


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Wads  11y ago

10.6sec 0-100mph as tested by EVO magazine issue 131


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RocketPunch  12y ago

^^ I meant in North America, as the R32 was not sold in NA.


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RocketPunch  12y ago

I recall drooling over this car when I was a kid. That kind of performance for a four door sedan was unheard of back in 89. That was the time before the NSX, and (probably) the fastest car from Japan at that time was a Mazda FC Turbo II with a 0-60 time of 6.5s...LOL.


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riice  13y ago

no im not lying those are my 3 brothers users name and we all use the same profile i just happen to use it more than them. so i ONLY use rice as my user name yo.so dont be thinkin you know all the shit before checking you fact and all the info mr fastlaps.


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FastestLaps  13y ago

Rice don't be liar. You use several different nicknames (importer23, finder65, Skizz) and that's not allowed.


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Crispy  13y ago

Rice man yo da bom dont take na shit!


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riice  13y ago

just one, rice im not loged in right now cause im downloadin sumtin so i just put riice..lol


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Wads  13y ago

rice how many usernames do you have on here? rice, riice....???


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riice  13y ago

thats actually not a bad car itself but i think they should start from scratch ya know complitly new body resembling the 90;s one, just more retro-ish...lol but yeah i do see a resemblance from the vxr8..lol


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Wads  13y ago

Well it is back already in the form of the Vauxhall/Opel/Holden VXR8


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rice  13y ago

a new 2010 version would be nice for lotus. im thinkin somewhat of bout 450 hp in a new model if they ever decieded to bring it back..lol but damn that sure is fast for the 90's...specialy for a sedan/saloon..


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Georg  13y ago

I have corrected the acceleration numbers to the one that sportauto tested in the early 90´s and renamed it in Opel/Vauxhall Omega/Carlton.. both cars are absloutly identical based on the Opel Omega A beefed up by Lotus.. sold under both brands. The largest part of the production was sold as Lotus Opel Omega. The car still ranks in the top 10 of the fastest production 4 door saloons of all time.