A rare joint model of Opel and Lotus was put up for sale in the UK. This is a charged 30-year-old Omega, which at one time was the second fastest sedan on the planet and remains the most powerful Opel in history among serial ones. The price is almost 120 thousand pounds, or nearly 12.6 million rubles at the current exchange rate.
The car was produced in the early 1990s. A total of 950 copies were collected, 320 of which were right-hand drive (they bore the name Lotus Carlton), and the rest - left-hand drive (sold under the name Opel OmegLotus). All of them were equipped with an in-line "six" with two turbines and 382 forces at 570 Nm of torque.
- A rare sedan also received a suspension modified in Lotus and reinforced brakes, as well as a special body kit and wheels. With a car weighing less than 1.7 tons, acceleration to 100 km / h took 5.0-5.5 seconds, the Opel-Lotus gained 160 km / h in 11.5 seconds, and its maximum speed exceeded 280 km / h.
- During the years of production, the car was the second fastest sedan after the AlpinB10 Bi-Turbo. However, at the same time, Carlton was criticized for its excessive power and was called a dangerous car.
- The copy put up for sale became the 28th in a row by Carlton. Since its release in 1991, it has traveled only about 7.3 thousand kilometers, and since 2017 it has been in storage. The condition is assessed as excellent.
Earlier in 2021, Opel announced the MantGSe ElektroMOD restomod, a coupe inspired by the 1970 Mant with an all-electric powertrain.