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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.
— 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 been featured in all subsequent Forza main 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 ForzaMotorsport2 Wide 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 ForzaMotorsport3 Wide Speed 6.6 
Handling 4.9 
Acceleration 5.8 
Launch 5.6 
Handling 4.7 
C 409
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 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 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 11.016 s
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 ForzaMotorsport4 Wide Speed 7.1 
Handling 4.6 
Acceleration 7.3 
Launch 6.7 
Braking 4.5 
B 458
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 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 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 11.000 s
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 ForzaMotorsport6 Wide Speed 6.8 
Handling 4.6 
Acceleration 7.7 
Braking 4.3 
 
C 498
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 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 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 11.000 s
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 ForzaMotorsport7 Wide Speed 6.8 
Handling 4.6 
Acceleration 7.7 
Braking 4.3 
FM7 T2 
C 499
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 80,000 CR
Top Speed: 181.3 mph  (291.7 km/h) Division: Early Sport Touring
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.900 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 11.000 s
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
Collection Tier: 2 - Uncommon (+145)
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide Speed 6.8 
Handling 6.2 
Acceleration 7.7 
Launch 7.4 
Braking 7.2 
B 695
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 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 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 10.984 s
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 ForzaHorizon3 Wide Speed 6.8 
Handling 6.1 
Acceleration 7.7 
Launch 7.4 
Braking 6.1 
B 666
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 70,000 CR
Top Speed: 180.6 mph  (290.6 km/h) Championship: Retro Saloons
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.885 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 11.000 s
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

Conversions

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