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    Default Lotus to work its magic again

    just picked up my mums corsa from dealers after a bit of mot work, got talking to a couple of the service guys about the vxr vectra when out of the blue one of them mentioned lotus and the carlton and how it was one of the best lotus have ever tweeked with. well the other stopped him and said they are doing it again in the very near future with the astra or saab 93 he said he couldnt be certain which car but it was a GM car.

    ive looked through the web but cant find owt just wondering if any of u have heard owt if it was to happen then id deffo be in the queue to buy one.

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    I'd plum for the Astra, it wont be the Vectra, in the days of the £50k Lotus Carlton bigger was better, these days it's all about nimble and light, btw, that Carlton, what an invention, the body mods were out of this world back then, I remember seeing one on the road in black one night, and it looked so peachy, made a Sierra Cosworth look really ordinary.

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    I would of thought that Vx would wait a bit to let the VXR branding catch on first.

    I thought Lotus already helped to develop the ride of the Astra???

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    There is a big article in Autocar about lotus. The guy who was their CEO in the 80's has just took over as CEO again. he stated that there would be new vehicles - Esprit, Europa, more Elise dereratives. He also stated that Proton their Malaysian backers have already agreed that Lotus can work on other vehicles and a Lotus carlton type vehicle would be an option.


    http://www.autocar.co.uk/News_Article.asp?NA_ID=220425

    I personally believe they should choose the Signum as the testbed of course I am bias

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    bit off topic but have you seen the new lotus?
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    looks great imo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonno_07
    bit off topic but have you seen the new lotus?
    Yup,

    Saw quite a few of the pre launch cars whilst blatting around Millbrook too. They look fantastic in the lfesh

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