I was the other day chatting to a petrolhead nephew in the pub about the wonders of the Vauxhall Lotus Carlton, presumably because I’d realised with horror that the car was 30 years old yet could remember testing it as if it were yesterday. And there I was wobbling on about its twin-turbo 3.6-litre motor with its forged crank and rods producing 377 horsepower, its Corvette ZR-1 gearbox, AP Racing brakes and so on when the lad put his pint down, stared at me and said, ‘377 horsepower?’ I could tell he was amazed. ‘But hang on,’ he continued, ‘you can buy a hatchback with more than that these days.’
On the limit in a Lotus Carlton – Thank Frankel it's Friday
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