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Just surfing around aimless and bored when I found this. It must be a few years old. Too far out for me but there are things I like such as the accent line from the headlight to the rear. Not crazy about the vent in the rear door and airway leading to it. Might as well add Mustang badges and finish the cheesy look. The curved hood is nice but I'm all about symmetry. I'd dump the "DTM" and add a pair of nostrils to mirror the other side. The air intake below could be bigger and more aggressive too. Oh hell, the wheels are a little tame for a concept car.

 

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Ahhh interesting... I found some DTM pictures but they were of a computer animation... I will post them up one of these days when I figure out where i saved them...
 

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I could swear I have seen those wheels somewhere before. They look very familiar. As for the car, I am totally not digging the front end... Put a Toyota badge and call it a Camry :D
 

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Resembles 1st gen Omega with that grill
The Omega A? Yes, I agree. The same down turned hood and small grill. I found this version
while searching for pictures for my album. I wish Cadillac had brought this one over here or
done something similar to the Catera. Makes the CTS-V look like a grocery getter.

It was a Vauxhall Carlton saloon modified by Lotus into a 176+mph Supercar. Like all Lotus
vehicles, it was given a type designation (Type 104 in this case). The car was only sold in one
colour, Imperial Green, a very dark green that in anything but direct light appears black & this
covers its bespoke Lotus designed bodykit. Other Lotus modifications included an upgraded
engine, which was stroked from the standard Vauxhall 3L 6 cylinder to a capacity of 3615 cc.
Lotus then added twin Garrett T25 turbochargers to give 377 hp. A six-speed manual ZF
transmission from a Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 was used to transfer this power to the rear wheels.

The car was capable of 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds and had massive 12.5 in (330 mm) AP ventilated
disc brakes with AP racing callipers all round so it could still stop with all its new-found power.
As well as being sold as the Vauxhall Lotus Carlton in the UK, it was sold in Europe as the Opel
Lotus Omega. Production of the Lotus Carlton began in 1990, four years after the original Carlton
went on sale. General Motors (the parent company) had hoped to build 1,100 cars in total, but
due to the recession of the early 1990s, the £48,000 cars were not selling as well & production
stopped at Lotus in December 1992. Only 950 were completed, 284 Vauxhalls Carlton's & 666 Opel
Omega's, 150 short of the original target.

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I think they got the idea from this factory built vectra (its top speed was 320kph)



can you see what i see in thses 2 pics?

 

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Hi-po versions of Omega platform: Commodore, Carlton, eventually my Catera... Except for Vectra- it's fwd. They could have done a better job with the rivets though :D
 

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I think they got the idea from this factory built vectra (its top speed was 320kph)
Interesting. Looks a little rough though. A test mule maybe? Was it a V8 or did it reach that speed with the body mods alone?

can you see what i see in thses 2 pics?
Can't say I do. Enlighten us.
 

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Yup a test mule, it was at the opel factory when i visited it a few years back. They wouldnt open the hood for me or tell me what it had in it. my guess is that it was an early opc turbo v6


Fender flares, spoiler, headlights, the aggressive front end. all it needs is lotus tuned suspension and you have a modern Lotus omega. If i had the coin i'd buy the G8 GXP put the holden VE SS-V frontend on and an opel emblem haha.
 

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Not quite. Isn't the Vectra FWD? Or are you talking about the Commodore?

I would definitely buy a G8 if I could afford it. Figures, Pontiac is circling
the toilet and I can't take advantage of it.
 
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