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From an automaker best known for its elfin racers and commitment to lightness, the large Carlton seems a bizarre vehicle to emerge wearing a Lotus badge. An executive sedan tweaked within an inch of its life, Lotus’ engineering expertise allowed the Lotus Carlton to be the fastest sedan in the world for a period of time. Born at a time when General Motors owned both Lotus and Vauxhall/Opel, the idea was to build a halo car wearing the Lotus badge to generate some attention to the brand. By boring out and twin-turbocharging the Vauxhall inline six, the 377 horsepower Carlton got a bit too much attention — the 180 mph-capable sedan became so wildly controversial in Britain that law enforcement sometimes spoke of banning it from the road. Perhaps the police were simply jealous, as no cruiser in the UK could catch a Carlton on a clear motorway. Lest you think that it’s merely an unruly straight-line ruffian, Lotus did also tune the suspension. It’s no Elise, but you’d be surprised what the big Carlton is capable of.
— Official description [1]

The 1990 Vauxhall Lotus Carlton is a sports sedan by Vauxhall and Lotus that is featured in Forza Motorsport 2 and all subsequent Xbox 360 Motorsport titles.

It returned in Forza Horizon 2 as part of the Duracell Car Pack and has is featured as standard in all subsequent main series titles.

Synopsis

The Lotus Carlton is an extensively redesigned Vauxhall Carlton by Lotus that is capable of at least 176 mph (283 km/h), making it the world's fastest production sedan at the time of its debut.

It is based on a stripped out Carlton platform that is powered by a bored out 3.6 liter Opel inline-six engine with 24 valves and Garrett twin turbochargers.[2] Its suspension and steering received upgrades from the Vauxhall Senator to improve high-speed stability and feedback, respectively.

It was produced from 1990 to 1992 and also sold in left-hand drive configuration as the Lotus Omega.[3]

Statistics

Icon Game ForzaMotorsport2 Speed 5.8 
Acceleration 4.5 
Braking 3.7 
Handling 4.0 
Base Rarity 5.8
B 569
Rarity (North America) ?  
Rarity (Europe) ?  
Rarity (Asia) ?  
NA: missing data
EU: missing data
AS: missing data
? CR
? CR
? CR
Top Speed: missing data Body Style: missing data
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data 120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport3 Speed 6.6 
Handling 4.9 
Acceleration 5.8 
Launch 5.6 
Braking 4.7 
C 409
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer Price: 20,000 CR
Top Speed: 172.2 mph  (277.1 km/h) Body Style: missing data
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.900 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 11.016 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 139.9 ft (42.6 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 386.0 ft (117.7 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.88 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.85 g
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport4 Speed 7.1 
Handling 4.6 
Acceleration 7.3 
Launch 6.7 
Braking 4.5 
B 458
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer Price: 19,000 CR
Top Speed: 172.5 mph  (277.6 km/h) Body Style: Sedan
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.900 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 11.000 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 135.1 ft (41.2 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 367.6 ft (112 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.83 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.80 g
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 Speed 6.8 
Handling 4.6 
Acceleration 7.7 
Braking 4.3 
 
C 498
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer Price: 29,000 CR
Top Speed: 181.3 mph  (291.7 km/h) Division: Modern Sport Legends
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.900 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 11.000 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 131.1 ft (40 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 329.2 ft (100.3 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.08 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.04 g
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7 Speed 6.8 
Handling 4.6 
Acceleration 7.7 
Braking 4.3 
FM7 T2 C 499
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer Price: 80,000 CR
Collection Tier: 2 - Uncommon (+145)
Top Speed: 181.3 mph  (291.7 km/h) Division: Early Sport Touring
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.900 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 11.000 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 145.3 ft (44.3 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 356.8 ft (108.8 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.08 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.04 g
1/4 Mile: missing data  
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2 Speed 6.8 
Handling 6.2 
Acceleration 7.7 
Launch 7.4 
Braking 7.2 
B 695
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow Price: 29,000 CR
Icon DLC Pack DLC: Requires the Duracell Car Pack
Top Speed: 172.1 mph  (276.9 km/h) Championship: Retro Saloons
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.900 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 10.984 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 147.6 ft (45 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 363.8 ft (110.9 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.85 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.86 g
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 Speed 6.8 
Handling 6.1 
Acceleration 7.7 
Launch 7.4 
Braking 6.1 
B 666
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow Price: 70,000 CR or ? T
Top Speed: 180.6 mph  (290.6 km/h) Championship: Retro Saloons
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.885 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 11.000 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 162.6 ft (49.6 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 398.2 ft (121.4 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.84 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.86 g
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4 Speed 7.2 
Handling 5.4 
Acceleration 5.9 
Launch 7.6 
Braking 5.3 
B 665
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow Price: 70,000 CR
Rarity: Common
Top Speed: missing data Championship: Retro Saloons
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data 120 mph (193 km/h): missing data


Conversions

Icon Engine Conversion - Engine
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 5.2L V10
4.5L V8
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7 6.2L V8
5.2L V10
4.5L V8
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2 6.2L V8
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 6.2L V8 (Mercedes)
5.2L V10
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Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 AWD
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7 AWD
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2 AWD
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 AWD

Trivia

  • It is featured as a Lotus car in Xbox 360 titles.

Gallery

References

  1. "Forza Horizon 3 - Cars". forzamotorsport.net. Retrieved 05-21-2018.
  2. "1990's Heritage". lotuscars.com. Retrieved 05/22/2018.
  3. "1992 Vauxhall Lotus Carlton Review". drivers-seat.com. Retrieved 05/22/2018.