Comment Of The Day: Any Excuse To Bring Up The Lotus Carlton Edition

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After harping on the idea of the 2019 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 being a smallish sedan that’s also a supercar, somebody reminded me of another excellent vehicle that would fit such a description: the Lotus Carlton.


The Lotus Carlton was a heavily modified Vauxhall Carlton GSi, and basically a byproduct of General Motors having bought the small English sports car brand in the late 1980s. The car looks decidedly dated in 2019 but it was, is, and always well be, awesome.

There are plenty of articles and videos about the legendary Carlton, but here’s British driving journalist Tiff Needell getting straight to the point in typically British driving journalist dramatic fashion:

And with that, I hope you’ll zoom on in to the weekend, friends.

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Andrew P. Collins

Reviews Editor, Jalopnik | 1975 International Scout, 1984 Nissan 300ZX, 1991 Suzuki GSXR, 1998 Mitsubishi Montero, 2005 Acura TL