The Opel Insignia OPC meets its Lotus ancestor
The Lotus Carlton was the fastest sedan in its day, hammering the 0-60 MPH sprint in 5.2 seconds on its way to a top speed of 177 MPH.
Called the Lotus Carlton in the UK and the Lotus Omega in continental Europe, the car was essentially a hopped-up Opel/Vauxhall tuned by the expert hands at Lotus. As all three brands were under the control of General Motors, the partnership made sense at the time.
Auto Motor und Sport has gathered the Lotus with its modern relative – the Opel Insignia OPC. View more photos and read the article in German or translated English.