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Lotus Carlton '90
Lotus Carlton '90
Appears in Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Lotus
Drivetrain FR[3]
Max Power 364 BHP
Weight 1,655 kilograms (3,650 lb)

The Lotus Carlton '90 is a Road car produced by Lotus. It appears in Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.

In-game descriptionEdit

This description is taken from the description page in GT5. It is transcluded from here.



It's a question that could come up on a quiz show, "What was the world's fastest sedan in 1989?"  Chances are you'd get it wrong because it was actually the Lotus Carlton.  You wouldn't guess it by just looking at it, but this benign 4-door had the heart of a beast.

The Lotus Carlton was based on the Vauxhall Carlton 3.0 GSi 24V, the British version of the Opel Omega.  In order to develop this mass-production family sedan into a machine capable of taking on the likes of the BMW M5 and Mercedes E500, Vauxhall entrusted the development of the high-performance version to its neighbors at Lotus.

Lotus engineers virtually rebuilt the Carlton from the ground up.  The displacement of the car's 3.0-liter inline-6 was increased to 3.6 liters.  Also, they swapped the pistons and crankshaft, converted the engine head to a 4-valves-per-cylinder design, and bolted on two Garrett T25 turbochargers.  The normal 5-speed manual gearbox was changed to the same 6-speed manual used in the Corvette ZR1.  The result was 376 HP and 411.1 ft-lb of torque.  Combine that with its 1,655-kg curb weight, and you had a car that went from zero to 62 mph in 4.9 seconds, dashed to the 1,312.3 gt (400m) mark in 13.5 and boasted a top speed of 175 mph.  The suspension system was improved, too, enabling the car to corner as efficiently as it went straight. In the GT4, this car performs very well. It has a great top speed and good aceleration. However, it´s a big size car, so the handling might not be like the Lotus Esprit V8 98´. In general, this car is good at big road tracks, like Fuji Speedway.

AcquisitionEdit

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Lotus Carlton '90 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 60,391 Credits. It is a Level 7 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 81.490 Credits. It is a simplified car.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Front-Engined, Rear-Wheel Drive

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