Who’d dare build a car without doors or side windows or a hood? Only Lotus. And who’d dare drive one? You would. The 340R is the sports car for people who live to drive and want the whole experience as raw and as pure as it comes.
I don't think they'd do 180 (but am willing to be corrected). At about 150 it still had some acceleration left, but each mph above that would have been pretty hard work for such a big car. The Esprit intercooled car was only good for 180, and that had 280 hp in a smaller (if less aerodynamic, probably) shape. I worked on the driveline of these beasties for a while, terrific car and a neat engine.
Yep, that is correct and equal to 283 km/h. Tested by Autocar I believe. Exact same car was available in the rest of Europe as the Opel Lotus Omega. And yes some old pensioners were outraged (only in the UK though) about Vauxhall/Opel being so ''irresponsible''