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View Poll Results: Lotus Sunbeam
Sub Zero 15 15.96%
Cool 48 51.06%
Uncool 17 18.09%
Seriously Uncool 14 14.89%
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Lotus Sunbeam

Another car built to satisfy homologation requirements. It was based on the Talbot Sunbeam.

Engine: Type 911 Aluminum Alloy Inline-4
Displacement: 2,172 cc
Power: 155 bhp
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Re: Lotus Sunbeam

Mate had a Talbot sunbeam 1.6 gls. Was a fun car for a teenager!
The Lotus version a deathtrap! So must be sort of cool!
Not that I'm prepared to vote it such,though!
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Cool.
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Anything with a Lotus badge is cool.

You could Lotus a Robin Reliant and it would still be cool!
 
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Yeah, I had a Ti and always wanted the Lotus ... soooo cool!

No Chrysler (came from the Avenger stable, this one ) could EVER be sub-zero

But check this out

YouTube - lotus sunbeam cadwell joss ronchetti

Edit: and ... YouTube - Henri Toivonen Talbot Lotus Sunbeam

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Anything with a Lotus badge is cool.

You could Lotus a Robin Reliant and it would still be cool!
Lotus Isetta??
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Lotus Isetta??
The Eclat??
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I remember a Ford Cortina Lotus when I was a Kid ( I think )......
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How exactly, does one satisfy " Homologation Requirements " on a normal weekday !!!!......
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How exactly, does one satisfy " Homologation Requirements " on a normal weekday !!!!......
Think they had to build 400 production models, I believe.
 
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Re: Lotus Sunbeam

Always wanted one when I was younger

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I'm going to have to think about this as I'm not sure and I proposed it!

Nicer in black and silver, I always thought, or in rally trim the full Henri GpIV version if you please, Ant!

It was cool at the time but viewed now it is boxy bordering on fugly and mechanically unsophisticated to say the least; surely uncool really, but I like them. Doh!

I'll ponder!
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Re: Lotus Sunbeam

I see I'm one of two to vote uncool ...

... think people may be forgetting the TopGear definition of cool!
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Re: Lotus Sunbeam

Sub Zero Always wanted one
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See a quailty one racing
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Me no like. Fraser once took me out for a driving leson in our mum's Talbot Sunbeam. I broke the gear selector
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Sub zero..
Cracking engine, well balanced RWD chassis, plenty of power in a light shell. Last rear wheel drive car to win the RAC, still sought after on the rally circuit and still formidably competitive to go up against. I'd have one given half a chance
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I see I'm one of two to vote uncool ...

... think people may be forgetting the TopGear definition of cool!

....which was exposed as rubbish on the show itself.
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How exactly, does one satisfy " Homologation Requirements " on a normal weekday !!!!......
Build 200 GTV's call them Cups and jobs a goodun

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Re: Lotus Sunbeam

great rally car. Reminds me of West Cork rallies when I was a lad
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Re: Lotus Sunbeam

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I'm going to have to think about this as I'm not sure and I proposed it!

Nicer in black and silver, I always thought, or in rally trim the full Henri GpIV version if you please, Ant!

It was cool at the time but viewed now it is boxy bordering on fugly and mechanically unsophisticated to say the least; surely uncool really, but I like them. Doh!

I'll ponder!
I'm sorry, I don't really know what you're talking about.

Keep in mind that before today, I didn't even know this car existed.

(No, I don't live under a rock, I live on the other side of the Pond, where only God knows what a Talbot Sunbeam is. )
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Re: Lotus Sunbeam

Sorry but it's rubbish, looks awful

If you stuck a lotus badge on a Austin Princess people would still vote it cool by association.
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Cool engine but damn,that is an ugly looking car!
Looks like a '70's rear-wheel drive Mazda 323
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I think you've got to be a fan of the golden age of Rallying appreciate this one. In my mind the only rally car that was cooler, was the Opel Manta Four wheel drive killed rallying for me.
 
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The original Hot Hatch, no less!

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