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Autoexpress decided to drive the classic Lotus Carton and see how it would measure in comparison with today's four-seater sports cars. That's why they also get behind the wheel of a modern day Vauxhall VXR8 which as far as pricing, is just as expensive as the Carton was back in the day, meaning almost 50,000 GBP.

Here are some technical detais regarding both these cars. The Lotus Carton is powered by a 3.6-litre 24-vale twin turbo engine (two Garrett T25s), featuring a dual overhead camshaft and generating 377 PS (281 kW) at 5,200 rpm and 568 NM (419 lb-ft) of torque at 4,200 rpm. The Lotus Carton changes gears through a 6-speed manual transmission and in terms of performance is sprints from0 to 62 mph in 5.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of 176 mph.

The Vauxhall VXR8 on the other hand is powered by a 6.2-litre Chevy LS3 V8 plant that delivers 425 horses to the wheels via a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. Accelerating from nought to 62 mph in the VXR8 takes 5.0 seconds and the car can reach a maximum speed of 155 mph.

Video: Lotus Carlton vs Vauxhall VXR8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video: Lotus Carlton vs Vauxhall VXR8

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