[thechat] ripped from the headlines - a speedy news storyforMadhu

Bob Davis bob at bobdavis.org
Fri Aug 13 10:32:38 CDT 2004

On Aug 13, 2004, at 9:35 AM, Elfur Logadóttir wrote:

> .:| > or a Lotus Carlton?  http://www.lotus-carlton.co.uk/  Mmmm ...
> .:|
> .:| At first blush, it looks like an Omega. I have a video of an Omega
> .:| being 'chased' by cops in Sweden. As soon as the cop car hits its
> .:| lights, the Omega driver floors it - a whif of smoke, a
> .:| little squat,
> .:| and the car just runs away from this Saab. The speed
> .:| indicator on the
> .:| saab is showing >200kph, and the Omega disappears over the horizon.
> Hey, I drive an Omega!
> I've never floored it though but it's far too easy and smooth at 
> 140km/h,
> which can be a problem when the speed limit 90km/h tops.
> Must admit that my copy is getting a bit old, it's a 1992 model.
> But I love it all the same.

This is actually a Lotus Omega - top speed was somewhere north of 170 
mph. There was some outcry about the responsibility of creating a car 
like that...

which is a mentality that baffles me to no end.


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