LOTUS OPEL OMEGA
Internal Code: LOT00005
Frame no. SCC000019M1150044
Power 277kW (377hp) at 5200rpm
Garrett Intercooler 2 Turbine Supercharged Engine
Max speed 283 Km / h
6-speed gearbox + RM
Rear Drive (RWD)
Condition Conservative restoration
Regular documents (registered in Italy on 24/05/2018)
One of the 20 imported into Italy
Matching Numbers & Matching Color
The Opel Omega Lotus derives from the Opel Omega sedan and represents its flagship sports version.
It was created in collaboration between Lotus, which was owned by General Motors at the time, and Opel, which still today could have its say among the high-performance four-door.
In 1990, Lotus took care of transforming the peaceful Omega (in this case the 3000 24V) into a real monster with great speed performance that, twenty years ago, were comparable only to those of Supercars with a capital S.
The intervention of the English manufacturer had been quite substantial: lowered and stiffened structure, with structural changes to the rear (two additional struts to the multilink) to ensure greater stability.
Braking system with self-ventilated discs on the four wheels and rear tires with specific wheel arches to allow the installation of the 265/40 ZR 17 at the rear.
Thanks to the 377 horsepower and 59 kgm of torque of the 6-cylinder in-line, the Lotus Omega was the fastest sedan in the world in its first marketing period, capable of reaching 283 km / h.
To achieve these performances, the Lotus increased the displacement from 3 to 3.6 liters, with two Garrett T25 turbines with air / water intercooler and structural reinforcements and to unload all this monstrous power to the ground, it resorted to a ZF mechanical gearbox similar to the one mounted on the Corvette ZR1, with self-locking differential.
All with high comfort and an affordable price: 115 million lire to own an extraordinary car.
A thousand were produced, of which a couple of hundred under the name of Vauxhall Carlton Lotus, the English version. Just 20 arrived in Italy and all of them dark green Lotus.
However, the driveability of this "monster" was not bad at all, with a tendency to understeer (for safety reasons), but even if you wanted to have fun with power oversteering, the Omega was certainly not begging for.
- Excellent condition of bodywork and mechanics.
- One of the 20 Omega Lotus imported in Italy (all in Imperial Green Lotus color).
- Bodywork, recently restored, in excellent condition.
- Well preserved interior with rare signs of wear.
- The door panels and the central bridge have briar inserts
- New carpet on the car floor.
- Original house instrumentation, all in perfect working order.
- Well-kept engine compartment, demonstrated the maniacal attention that the previous owner of this car has always dedicated to car maintenance and tuning.
The road test of this Opel Omega Lotus remains an experience to be told to posterity, thanks to the extraordinary power of the twin-turbo 6-cylinder: ready at idle speed, more full-bodied and consistent over 2000 rpm, simply explosive over 4000, when there is a further tear.
This car today represents an investment of pure passion for a car that in the 90s represented a true "Supercar eater".
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