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Greetings Folks,

Car Show time! And this believe it on not was a British car, I saw was because like so many its not made anymore..

It was designed by Opal at the Lotus factory because yes, nothing is owed by the British anymore.. But at least it was built there..

It was made entirely of glass reinforced plastic, and is amazingly strong weighing just over 2,000pound..
With its low weight, mid-mounted engine, high torsional rigidity, and ample horsepower, the car is extremely quick and agile. Thanks in part to the car's light weight, the turbo version was able to reach a top speed of 150 mph and accelerate from 0 to 100 62 mph in 4.9 seconds. The base price was around €32,000 for the 2.2 and €36,000 for the turbocharged version..

The car was hailed by the motoring press as a great drivers' car and won several accolades, including Top Gear's Car of the Year in 2003..

Production ended in 2005, with no direct successor..
Another British built car gone..

Hope you like the look, Enjoy.
January 19, 2013
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Jan 19, 2013 11:08:03 am
What an amazing little car Rob, can't say as I've ever seen one before. Really a shame it didn't make it because it looks like a fun car to drive

by magnus073 Homepage »

Jan 19, 2013 11:28:25 am
Great capture Rob, that red loop sticking out the front looks like a towing eye.

Gotta say the cream coloured Scimitar GTC behind it is more my sort of car lol.

I learnt to drive in my dads 1970 Vauxhall Viva HB... happy days :)

by Maxidyne Homepage »

Jan 19, 2013 11:34:03 am
Looks fast, nice shot and info.

by bebopdlx Homepage »

Jan 19, 2013 12:03:20 pm
Nice capture of this good-looking car Rob! I am a fan of top gear - got to watch out if I can spot it on re-runs!

by junge1 Homepage »

Jan 19, 2013 12:16:16 pm
Nice. I have never seen one. A guy in my street has a red Lotus Elise. It reminds me of that.

by blinkings Homepage »

Jan 19, 2013 1:19:15 pm
Super car Rob but is that woman trying to break into the one next to it??? Lol.

by jayfar Online Now!   Homepage »

Jan 19, 2013 1:51:33 pm
Hey! I used to have one of pick it up, pull the friction drive ring in the nose, then put it down on the floor and it whizzes away until it hits a chair leg or wall and the doors fly off....strange! I always thought it was made in Taiwan.
Wish I had had one, that's a nice looking motor....Top Gear Car Of The Year!! nuff said! all hail the omnipitant ClarkesonMayHammond....all hail...

by neiwil Homepage »

Jan 19, 2013 2:04:30 pm
Very cool car
I thought that loop was the handle to carry this when you folded it up, like a Transformer

by Faemike55 Homepage »

Jan 19, 2013 3:21:28 pm
Excellent pic and writeup...further condolences on British automotive industry and grins on the red loop referred to by Neil as the "friction drive ring". lol.

by bmac62 Homepage »

Jan 19, 2013 4:35:28 pm
nice car

by jocko500 Homepage »

Jan 19, 2013 6:30:37 pm
I like it! Most attractive and compact!
Beautiful shot of the Vauxhall, Rob, and you must have been standing on a ladder when you snapped it because of the high POV displayed.
Your auto shows are more photographer friendly than ours because your vehicles are shown with their hoods/bonnets neatly in place, whereas a high percentage of the shows I attend show these type cars with the hoods up in order to show off their clean-as-a-pin shiny engines.

by goodoleboy Homepage »

Jan 20, 2013 7:19:37 am
Thats a cutie looks like it was made for a lady.

by dakotabluemoon Homepage »

Jan 20, 2013 6:09:21 pm
Cool shot Rob... I remember that Top Gear show... think it was a blue one that the Stig threw around the track very impressively!.. (totally irrellevant info that!!)
The additiona of the hair dryer certainly made for a very quick go-kart!

by tigertim Homepage »

Jan 20, 2013 7:43:44 pm
Really like this car...

but when I see this white F Capri in the rear.....

I get....., I become....., I will..... better not to write it ;-)) LOL

by munich68 Online Now!   Homepage »

Jan 20, 2013 7:48:05 pm
That's definitely a sweet looking ride, Rob! Great shot of it, and interesting information as well!

I think my Girls want one of these.... As if they don't have enough toys already...

by RodS Homepage »

Jan 21, 2013 7:51:37 am
cool car

by flavia49 Homepage »

Jan 23, 2013 11:47:11 am
Wow! What a car!!!

by lunchlady Homepage »


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