HEROES RE­TURN

Lo­tuS caRL­ton own­eRS head to het­heL FoR Fac­toRy touR

Performance Vauxhall - - NEWSFEED -

A tour of any man­u­fac­turer’s car mak­ing fa­cil­ity is some­thing to look for­ward to, let alone when you’re head­ing to Het­hel in the com­pany of more Lo­tus Carl­tons than have been seen at the Nor­folk plant since pro­duc­tion of the model ended a quar­ter of a cen­tury ago.

It was the guys and girls of re­spected rear-wheel drive Vaux­hall and Opel own­ers club, Au­to­bahn­storm­ers, that or­gan­ised the trip. The sun was out and the stage was set for an Im­pe­rial Green in­va­sion of the Lo­tus fac­tory. A photo op­por­tu­nity on the firm’s fa­mous test track was also ar­ranged, with the twenty Type 104s present po­si­tioned in what looked like a men­ac­ing at­tack for­ma­tion. Well, we are talk­ing about an army of Lo­tus Carl­tons!

A walk around the fac­tory fol­lowed, with par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion paid to the pro­duc­tion process that goes into as­sem­bling a pow­er­ful sports car. If you like the idea of own­ing a Lo­tus-badged Vaux­hall of your own, then turn to page 94 and have a read of our Lo­tus Carl­ton buyer’s guide. Who knows? Per­haps you’ll find your­self with the keys to a Het­hel hero of your own at some point in the not-too-dis­tant future!

Is this your idea of au­to­mo­tive heaven? of course it is!

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